The Orange County Social Services Agency (SSA) administers Federal, State, and County social services programs that protect children and adults from abuse or neglect; enable the frail and disabled to remain in their homes rather than being institutionalized; move eligible families from dependency to self-sufficiency; and, provide benefits for eligible CalWORKs, CalFresh, Refugee, General Relief, and Medi-Cal recipients.
SSA’s Strategic Communications, Legislation, and Policy Team provides resources and information to SSA employees and supports staff in carrying out the Agency’s mission, vision, and goals. One important function is the strategic management of the Agency’s public image through establishing relationships with and providing information to customers, the media, and community leaders and partners.
*Interns will assist with writing, proofreading, and editing of content, graphic design, and print production materials such as brochures and newsletters. They will also help in managing the Agency’s website, visual communications, and social media sites to increase public awareness and education of residents, business partners, media, and other stakeholders.
Specifically, interns will assist staff with one or more of the following projects, tasks, or assignments:
*This internship is best suited for full-time college students or graduate students majoring in and/or with personal/professional experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, communications, journalism, social work, human services, visual arts/design, videography, photography, graphic art/design, or related fields.
*Skills, Training or Qualifications:
*Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate the following skills, training, and qualifications:
*Applicants should be available for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. The office will work to accommodate the intern’s school and work schedules; however, hours must be scheduled during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.
*Benefits Available to Intern:
*Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment or include employee benefits, students are offered an excellent opportunity to:
How to Apply:
Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, samples of PC-based graphic design work, links to video clips (personal and/or professional), and unofficial transcript. The cover letter is an opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, to share areas of interest that relate to the internship, and to identify what type of internship experience they are seeking. Please include GPA, preferred start and end dates for the internship, number of hours that can be scheduled on a weekly basis, and days/timeframes available to schedule internship hours.
Job Type: Internship