Post Date: 04/26/2019
Close Date: 05/17/2019
SALARY: $14.52 - $25.06 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 04/25/19 | CLOSING DATE: 05/17/19, 05:00 PM PDT
Love working with the community and a collaborative, creative team? The Public Affairs Internship is a multi-faceted position that will assist the community affairs department with research, event support, outreach, and coordination while assisting with community representation for the Port of Portland. The successful candidate will have opportunities to learn and communicate about the Port's aviation, marine, industrial land and environmental activities.
To be considered for this intern position you must be a current student enrolled in a Portland-area school for the duration of employment (up to 12 months). Spring 2019 graduates will not be eligible for this internship unless documentation of continued educational classes (graduate school related to the field) can be provided at the time of application.
Port Interns learn on the job under close supervision, receive feedback from Port staff and complete work products that align with the students learning objectives and contribute to the Port's mission.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary support to Community Affairs department and secondary support to Corporate Communications and other departments in the Port
Work collaboratively with internal Port clients to support communication, project outreach and educational presentations
Research topics to support outreach programs
Assist in delivery of outreach and tour programs; bilingual support highly desired
Create and maintain tracking systems as needed
Assist in coordination of community outreach and production of events
Write reports and meeting summaries
Organize and manage small events, maintain inventory, track and manage Port community materials and assets
Attend internal meetings and participate at evening and weekend events occasionally
To qualify for this role, a student must be enrolled in college or graduate school (required). Interest in public communication, public affairs, writing and community outreach (preferred)
Proficient in Spanish (highly desired)
Demonstrated experience in writing in a clear concise manner, with attention to detail and accuracy
Experience that shows ability to manage time and assume responsibility for projects
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a diplomatic communication style
Customer service skills that include a serve -oriented demeanor with a positive attitude
Proven computer knowledge, MS Office suite and Excel spreadsheet proficiency.
Understanding of basic public communications practices
Ability to obtain an Oregon or Washington State driver's license
Ability to pass federal background check for security clearances
Ability to work at Portland International Airport, at least 20+ hours a week
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to demonstrate the Port's commitment to diversity and inclusion
Ability to work on controversial projects with diverse stakeholders and complex, dense subject matter
Ability to work with sensitive information, which requires the ability to maintain confidentiality
Skilled at working effectively and respectfully with internal and external customers.
Ability to manage several projects and multiple details concurrently
Positivity and enthusiasm
Complete details: https://www.portofportland.com/Careers