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Intern (External Affairs)

Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Location: Chino
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:


$16.00 - $21.00 Hourly


Chino CA 91708, CA

Job Type

Part-Time Temporary


External & Government Affairs Department

Job Number

032 22 23 20000133


THE OPPORTUNITY: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 communication.
  • Enjoy interacting with diverse communities.
  • Function well as part of a team that emphasizes collaboration.
  • Like to educate others.
  • Value a flexible work schedule.This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.

    There is one (1) internship opportunity in the External Affairs Department.
    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 list.
    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 day.
    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 supervisor.

    For information on the various programs that are part of the External Affairs Department visit

    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, etc.
    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 and select the Human Resources Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and benefit information.
    Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1640 or 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 and experiences".

Keywords: Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Chino , Intern (External Affairs), Other , Chino, California

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