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Community Relations Intern (Part Time)

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Community Relations Intern

This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time.  Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

The City Manager's Office is seeking a student intern to work with the City's Communications team, with an anticipated start date as early as late November. This is a fantastic opportunity for a current college student to gain valuable experience and firsthand knowledge of city government.

What you will be doing:
The Community Relations Intern will assist in sharing news and information with residents, employees, community partners, and the public. Using superb writing skills, creative storytelling, photography and/or videography, the Community Relations Intern will generate compelling content, and share the information through the City's website, social media platforms, newsletters, mailers, flyers, public access television, and other communication vehicles.

In addition to being a great resume-builder, this internship opportunity will afford the Community Relations Intern with an inside look at the inner-workings of local government, while simultaneously learning about the various City departments and projects.  The intern will also get to meet elected officials, staff, and community leaders, and, ultimately, will get to contribute to the City's mission: to join with the community to make Concord a city of the highest quality. The intern will work directly with the City's Community Relations Manager, and will interact with the City's executive team, Mayor, and Councilmembers.

City Management/Community Relations staff will work with the selected candidate to create a customized, flexible schedule (around classes, other work, etc.), which will typically be 16-20 hours over 3-5 days per week (may include evenings).

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is currently studying communications, marketing, public relations or English
  • Is available to work in person
  • Has the desire to assist with communications, marketing and public relations projects
  • Possesses strong written and oral communication skills
  • Is highly organized and can multi-task
  • Has a knowledge of social media tools and techniques
  • Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Embraces and embodies the City's Mission, Vision and Values.



1.  Submit a completed City of Concord application, the required supplemental question responses, cover letter, resume, and two writing samples online at www.cityofconcord.orgThis is a continuous recruitment and is subject to close at any time.  Prompt application submission is encouraged.

2.  All qualified applications, supplemental responses, cover letters, resumes, and work sample submissions will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the internship opportunity will be invited to participate in a screening interview and/or a series of screening interviews.  


Conviction History 
If you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City of Concord.  


Examples of duties include, but are not limited to

  • Creating and posting content on the City's social media channels; monitoring comments and questions, and tracking analytics
  • Updating the City's website regularly
  • Writing press releases, media alerts, news articles, and issue-specific talking points
  • Crafting engaging promotional materials to highlight City services, projects, or events
  • Assisting with strategy development for community outreach campaigns
  • Taking photographs and building a photo gallery
  • Developing content for the employee intranet
  • Editing slide decks for various department heads
  • Responding to resident inquiries
  • Attending and actively participating in Social Media Committee meetings
  • Attending select City Council meetings or other public meetings
  • Attending special events and serving as a brand ambassador for the City



Education:  Completion of High School/GED supplemented with college coursework related to public relations, marketing, communications, English and related majors. Must be currently enrolled in six or more units toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the area of assignment.
Experience:  Previous internships for news organizations or public relations agencies/ department is desirable.


A California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment. Must be able to clear DOJ fingerprint clearance. 


EEO/ADA: The City of Concord is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, please contact Human Resources at 925-671-3308 or prior to the final filing date.