Intern (External Affairs)
Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Posted on: November 16, 2022
$15.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Chino CA 91708, CA
External & Government Affairs Department
014 22 23 20000133
Are you interested in performing impactful community outreach,
preparing special events, and educating local communities on the
important nature of water resources? If so, the Inland Empire
Utilities Agency has a great opportunity for those looking to gain
valuable real-world experience in a collaborative team setting.
This internship is perfect for you if you...
- Are a creative individual with a passion for outreach and
- Enjoy interacting with diverse communities.
- Function well as part of a team that emphasizes
- Like to educate others.
- Value a flexible work schedule. Open until filled, Apply
First Review of Applications scheduled for October 10, 2022.
There is one (1) internship opportunity in the External Affairs
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) vacancy and
will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future
vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility
FLSA: Non-Exempt Internships are limited to 25 hours per week and
960 hours per fiscal year
(July 1st to June 30th)
Note: Internships are not meant to be short term, for example,
limited to summer, winter and/or spring breaks. Individuals
interested in short term internships will not be considered. Work
schedule is estimated to be approximately 15 to 20 hours a week;
Agency Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. The successful candidate will primarily assist the
External Affairs Department with the Agency's Community and
Education Outreach programs. The candidate will perform
project-based department tasks and work closely with the Agency's
Community Outreach and Education Coordinator.
The position requires advanced computer skills and the ability to
work irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays and may need to
travel to multiple locations throughout the course of the work
Intern staff work flexible hours as established by his/her
respective supervisor. While the Agency is flexible and will strive
to work around an intern's schedule, an intern's work hours will
vary and be mutually agreeable between the intern and his/her
For information on the various programs that are part of the
External Affairs Department visit
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
May include, but are not limited to the following:
Assist with planning, implementing and facilitating the Agency's
Water Discovery Field Trip Program. Field trips are scheduled
Tuesday-Thursday between 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Assist with community outreach events; such as, the Agency's Earth
Day Event; help with tours of the Chino Creek Wetlands and
Educational Park and wastewater treatment facilities; and assist
with other Agency-sponsored education and outreach programs.
Assist with developing communication/education assets including but
not limited to curriculum development, newsletters, graphics,
social media outreach, blog posts, video creation, press releases,
Perform the full array of duties assigned, including professional
administrative work on special projects.
Perform other related duties as required.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
equivalent.Graduation or current enrollment in undergraduate or
graduate studies in an accredited college or university with major
course work in Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations,
Business, Public Administration, or closely related field. LICENSES
AND CERTIFICATES:A valid class "C" California driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE OF:Principles, methods and practices of public affairs,
community outreach and advertising programs; methods and techniques
of writing for advertising, marketing and public relations;
principles and practices of sound business communication; correct
English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation;
principles, methods and techniques of design; knowledge or
understanding of basic outdoor education themes.
ABILITY TO:Operate a computer using word processing, graphics and
other standard software; communicate clearly and concisely, orally
and in writing; use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; apply writing
style and techniques appropriate for differing business and
journalistic/public relations purposes; create effective graphic
designs and creative approaches for use in public information and
education programs; edit written materials; interpret information
and situations and make recommendations in accordance with
applicable policies, regulations and guidelines; apply political
sensitivity and acumen when representing the Agency with various
stakeholders and in a variety of forums; maintain effective
relationships with those encountered in the course of the work,
including the media; exercise sound judgment within established
guidelines; maintain accurate files and records. Previous public
affairs, communication and/or writing experience is preferred.
All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy,
completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job
related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background
relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited
to participate in the testing process which may include one or more
of the following: written test, oral interview,
performance/practical and/or agility examination. The successful
candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and
pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for
safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please
visit our website at www.ieua.org and select the Human Resources
Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the
hiring process and benefit information.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN
MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.
Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the
selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the
Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1674 or email@example.com at
least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.
"The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and
diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences
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