Public Relations Marketing Intern

Lane County Government

    Looking for a LOT of experience with a fast-paced public organization? We’re looking for one, possibly two interns, who are motivated, excited and ready to tackle public relations projects on behalf of Lane County. Interns will also learn more about day-to-day PR tasks while working with County staff and elected officials.

Position description:

The Public Relations Marketing Internship(s) will provide hands-on work experience for college students enrolled in the University of Oregon School of Journalism, preferably in public relations or marketing tracks. Students enrolled in the Planning, Public Policy and Management program are also encouraged to apply.

The Public Relations Marketing Intern(s) will work under the direction of the Public Information Officer and perform a variety of tasks that support the Public Information Office. This internship(s) includes a number of aspects of the public relations process including writing news releases, media relations, researching and updating media lists and other resources, assistance on communications initiatives/outreach, and expanding our online content. We’re interested in students who are able to manage several ongoing tasks and prioritize projects. We’re also looking for exceptional writing skills, strong computer skills and interns who are able to clearly communicate to a variety of audiences.

Ideal candidates are able to commit to a set schedule (10-15 hours each week depending on availability). Internship would be one term in length with consideration for additional terms. If you are applying for CDIP credit, please contact the Career Center as soon as possible to complete application requirements.

As an intern in the Public Information Office, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of departments and programs throughout Lane County Government. You will take an active role in brainstorming stories, developing news releases, expanding our online content among other responsibilities. This environment is a unique opportunity to learn about a lot of different areas of service – Lane County consists of 15 departments grouped into three categories: Public Services, Public Safety, and Support Services. Three departments are directed by elected officials, the County Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff. Working well and maintaining a professional demeanor with all departments, elected officials and the community are core capabilities.Qualifications:Education and Experience:

Successful candidates must have strong writing skills, computer skills, be detail oriented and capable of working independently and as part a team. Candidates must be proficient with MS Word and Outlook. AP writing style, InDesign, and HTML experience a plus.

How to Apply:Send cover letter and resume to

Questions? Contact Amber Fossen at 541-682-3718  Update/overwrite with contact informationContact:Amber FossenResume Receipt:Other (enter below)Applicant CriteriaDesired Major(s):Journalism and Communication, Journalism and Communication/Jour:Public Relations, Journalism and Communication/Jour:Advertising, Journalism and Communication/Jour:Communication Studies, Arch & Allied Arts, School of/Planning, Public Policy & Mgmt

Application Instructions: 

Send cover letter and resume to