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Communications Internships

The Communications Department welcomes interns from a variety of post-secondary programs in our area. Interns have the opportunity to work alongside staff to help develop both internal and external communications plans, assist with the day-to-day running of a dynamic communications program, and enhance their skills through a variety of projects.

Upon successful completion of this unpaid internship, students receive a letter of recommendation and portfolio materials. Past interns have found that spending two terms in Springfield Public Schools allows them to get more involved and help lead larger, long-term projects.
 
To download a printable copy of the internship description, click here, or visit the UO Career Center website.
 
 Job Title:
 Communications Intern
 Department: Communications, Springfield Public Schools
 Supervisor: Jenna McCulley, Community Engagement Officer
 Contact: jenna.mcculley@springfield.k12.or.us or 541-726-3213
 Location: 525 Mill Street, Springfield, OR 97477
 Credit: Academic credit
 Dates of Position:
 Fall, Winter and/or Spring Term (preferably two or more terms)
 Time Commitment:
 8–12 hours per week
 Field(s) of Study:
 Journalism, public relations, education, and other applicable fields.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Research and write briefs for Internet and Intranet publication.
  • Assist with web and social media development.
  • Author news releases and perform media outreach.
  • Author emails for distribution to community and staff members.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the nationally recognized Gift of Literacy program.
  • Represent SPS at community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills:

Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Professionalism and the ability to work with confidential information are important skills. Knowledge of the web and experience using Adobe products, especially Photoshop and InDesign, are also welcome in potential interns. Applicants must provide a résumé and work samples.

About Springfield Public Schools:

Springfield Public Schools (SPS) is located just 15 minutes from the University of Oregon campus in the growing town of Springfield. SPS has 20 schools, 1,300 employees and teaches nearly 11,000 students. SPS enjoys partnerships with the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.

 

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