Summer Intern - Public Affairs & Marketing Program

Recruitment #210324-UNCE-I13



ODVA employees only.

Resumes and copies of transcripts should be submitted to Human Resources at:

Fax 405-523-4037

Or mailed to:
2132 NE 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73111.




This position is for a summer intern for the Public Affairs & Marketing Program – Central Office.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs 
2132 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Basic Purpose:
Summer intern needed to assist Public Affairs Administrator in research, writing, proofing and editing copy for press releases, PSAs, media statements, newsletters, ads, web, digital and social media content as well as creative development in marketing campaigns and programs for an Oklahoma state agency. 
Typical Functions:
Public Affairs and Marketing Programs intern will assist the Public Affairs and Marketing Programs Administrator in performing the functions within this job family to include the following:

Establish, develop and maintain media contact lists.

Prepare, proof, edit and distribute news releases.

Prepare speeches, agency newsletters, brochures, web pages, broadcast scripts and other agency media and marketing materials as needed.

Coordinate major public relations, marketing or advertising campaigns for the agency.

Develop special educational and promotional materials for presentation at exhibits, fairs, festivals, conferences and schools.

Maintain and update social media profiles and content for the agency.

Event planning, as needed.

On occasion, represent agency at civic and professional groups and other special interest groups to assist in promoting agency programs.

Assist as photographer for the agency.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:  
Knowledge of English usage, including grammar and composition; of public relations principles and techniques; of accepted styles for materials released to various media; of media sources and their capabilities; of visual graphics and video techniques; of agency's objectives; and of editing techniques and procedures. Ability is required to write and edit; to gather and organize pertinent data; to uphold and practice public relations principles and codes of ethics; to deliver informational presentations; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience: 
Requirements consist of working towards a bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, marketing, English or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in writing and editing, radio and/or television, public relations or serving as a public information officer.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.