Summer communications internship, Minnesota Department of Human Services (St. Paul)

The Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul is seeking students for an unpaid communications internship for 20-25 hours per week, Monday-Friday, day schedule, from late May/June-August/early September, 2014.

Job Duties: This internship offers the opportunity to be involved with communications planning, media relations, feature writing, special events, internal communications, publications and web work.

There are two positions. One would focus primarily on children and family services. Another would focus on services for older Minnesotans and people with mental illness, chemical dependency, developmental disabilities and other disabilities.

Requires: Strong writing, editing, research and organizational skills. Coursework in journalism, media and public relations/affairs, marketing or mass communications.

Benefits: Great leadership and coaching from talented communications experts. Opportunity to explore the potential of a career in public services and work  in an interesting, dynamic, and complex statewide organization. Opportunity to learn about diverse programs and services, policy-level operations, and public sector/state government. Direct access to public transportation and adjacent, nearby parking.

To Apply: Apply via e-mail. Submit a cover letter, resume, and school transcript by March 21, 2014, to:

Please write “Communications Intern” in the subject line of your e-mail.

For more information, contact Kha Yang at: 651-431-3018 or