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Public Relations Intern

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Website LakeForestCA The City of Lake Forest

Under general supervision, assists, participates in, and performs various administrative and basic analytical duties for various City departments; prepares and maintains a variety of documents; and performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.

The objective of the City of Lake Forest’s internship program is to provide a meaningful training ground for individuals to gain work experience and to increase their ability to compete in the workforce in entry-level positions.

The ideal candidate will primarily be responsible for (1) preparing city print materials including various publications, e-newsletters, and community flyers (2), actively updating the City’s website and intranet, and troubleshooting website issues, and (3) developing community engagement strategies. Proficiency in writing, photography, software graphic design applications and video production programs (e.g. Camtasia, InDesign), as well as strong communication skills are highly desirable.

Examples of Public Relations Duties Include:Assists with research, preparation, and writing of e-newsletter, print newsletter, website articles, news releases, and social media posts.
Proofreads and edits written content for grammatical and spelling accuracy.
Updates City’s websites and Intranet.
Updates City social media accounts.
Analyzes information and recommends strategies for promoting and encouraging social media and website visits.
Assist with brainstorming/developing community engagement strategies, outreach plans, and marketing efforts.
Assists with research projects.
Prepares and edits promotional materials such as brochures, flyers, and pamphlets.
Uses current technology including Microsoft Office and content management systems.
Assists with video production.
Attends special events to promote City outreach efforts.
Assist with other special projects, as assigned.

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