Job Details

Public Affairs Intern

Port of Portland, Portland, Oregon U.S.A.

Internship - Government

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.

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

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

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