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Communications Intern

Office of Communications

Recruitment #24-005361-0010




This is an unpaid internship recruitment. Please read the full job announcement before applying. Applicants that qualify will receive a notice informing them of next steps.


Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Maryland Comptroller is seeking a highly motivated intern to join our Communications team. This internship is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in public affairs, writing, and communications for a government agency. As a Communications Intern, you will work alongside experienced professionals to gain hands-on experience in communications activities and strategy.

This internship will be available for 8 weeks during the months of June through August. Interns will complete between 16 and 20 hours of work per week.


  • Assisting with writing and editing press releases, media advisories, and other communication materials.
  • Research and information gathering for communication projects related to Office of the Comptroller initiatives and projects
  • Compiling media reports
  • Participating in team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Contributing to special projects as assigned


Education: Current college student enrolled in an accredited community college or four year university with an concentration in the fields of Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, English, Government, or related field.

PLEASE NOTE: To verify your enrollment as a current college student, please submit your current college transcript (unofficial) with your application/resume.

In addition to your transcript, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. In your writing sample please tell us why you are interested in this internship and what you hope to gain from the experience.

If you encounter any issues with attaching your files, please email them to

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent research and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive demeanor and willingness to learn
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Strong interest in government and public affairs
  • Familiarity with social media platforms


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose email as the option to submit your application/required additional information, you must include the following information on at least one the pages you submit.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
If you have questions or concerns regarding this recruitment, please email at Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

Please contact Stanley Harris at if you need reasonable accommodations.

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