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Do You Think You Can Handle The Heat??


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We are looking for an intern for our Government Affairs and Communications Division. If you are interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and at least three references to

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Do You Think You Can Handle The Heat??

  1. 1. Government Affairs & Communications InternJob Location: DC Department of General Services Main OfficeJob Status: SeasonalPosition Type: InternshipDate Posted: 5/27/13Location Address:Job Description:Job Responsibility:2000 - 14thStreet, NWWashington, DC 20009The Department of General Services (DGS) has a mission to elevate the quality of life for the Districtwith superior construction, first-rate maintenance and expert real estate management. By buildingand maintaining safe and green state-of-the-art facilities which foster economic growth and elevateeducational environments, our trusted and skillful employees create modern and vibrantcommunities across all of the District of Columbia.The Government Affairs & Communications Division is currently interviewing for a Summer Internbased in the District of Columbia. The Government Affairs & Communications Division works toensure that the Department of General Services maintains proactively effective communicationsinternally and externally.Interns work on a variety of tasks in the Government Affairs & Communications Division for DGS.Interns are involved in supporting the work of the staff with development needs; includinggenerating reports, identifying leads and helping to respond to requests for proposals. Interns arealso involved in supporting the logistical and administrative functions. All interns work to support thedaily activities necessary to run the DGS Government Affairs and Communications Division.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH• Assist with development of e-newsletter and media releases as well as Web site and SocialMedia page content.• Assist with Media Relations.• Learn to create, execute and assess outreach campaigns and establish transparentgovernment communications.DEVELOPMENT• Help prepare reports for internal and external meetings, identify potential opportunities andhelp chasematerials/information in response to requests.• Maintain electronic archives of development correspondence and activities.
  2. 2. Job Requirement:Ability To Show The Following Skill Sets From Prior Experiences:Preferred Experience:GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIESDaily e-filing and maintenance, including file archivingProcess and archive all photo and video documentationUpdate electronic records and filesINTERNAL & EXTERNAL EVENTSStaff Meetings, Community Meetings, and Agency Events• Work with staff to produce necessary documents for successful event implementation• Assist staff with the event upload into the DGS event registration databaseAdditional Salary Information: Unpaid Internship• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, administrative skills.• Excellent communication, customer service and teamwork skills.• Extreme attention to detail.• Ability to multi-task.• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, administrative skills.• Excellent communication, customer service and teamwork skills.• Extreme attention to detail.• Ability to multi-task.• Proficientin Microsoft Office Suite.• Prior internship experience in a non-profit or for-profit setting.• Working knowledge of DRUPAL or website applications.• Experience in graphic design and A/V editing.• Experience on Student Government, Political Campaign, Executive Government, StudentNewspaper, or other student organizational leadership.Please submit a resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to james.partlow@dc.govindicating"Summer Internship Application 2013" in the subject line of your email.