Communications Internship Program


Van Buren Township, MI

Van Buren Township

<p><strong>Human Resources instrumentally progresses the Township culturally and competitively to create a modern form of municipal government by developing expert knowledge of HR trends. From four-day work&nbsp;<span class="bx-messenger-ajax bx-messenger-ajax-black" data-entity="date" data-messageid="139446" data-ts="1675951200">weeks</span>&nbsp;(4DWW&rsquo;s) to mitigating unconscious bias in employment decisions and talent practices, we create redefining engagement. Always fostering a diverse representation and inclusive environment within our teams promoting true equality.</strong></p>

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Paid and Unpaid DOQ

Overview: The Communications Department for Van Buren Township (VBT) in Wayne County is offering an internship opportunity within the Township. Our hope is that you would be able to forward this opportunity to the students in your respective programs: VBT produces, develops, and directs a wide range of video production programs for cable TV and online. We also create content for social media platforms and Township wide commutations. The department is required to work in unison with all department directors to coordinate efficient service to the community. VBT is required to use initiative, discretion and specialized knowledge in the attainment of desired objectives for the Township and should allow interested students the opportunity to obtain hands on experience with these items.&nbsp; The internship will be project-based, but there will be some day-to-day office responsibilities, which they will be required to complete.&nbsp; Duties and projects will be based on the student&rsquo;s area of study and their specific interests. All interns report directly to the department director or his/her designee
Responsibilities: VBT Communications Department is a Wayne County local government department within Van Buren Charter Township positioning themselves into becoming a active and vibrant community. This program offers an intensive semester based, hands-on, non-paid communications, video production and social media training program. The programs follow Wayne County semester calendar, including exam weeks. The summer semester internship combines both summer sessions. Roles follow semesters in the training period. Rookies, Juniors and Seniors. See handbook for more details.
Requirements: Ideal work assignments are projects that can be completed in the allotted period. Interns are interested in gaining work experience to help them prepare for a career in communications, video production and public relations.&nbsp; We understand that in some cases, this internship will be a student's first experience working in a professional setting.&nbsp;&nbsp;The intern may seek guidance with various issues that you would not normally encounter with an experienced employee such as:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Answering the office telephone and taking messages</li> <li>E‐mail correspondence</li> <li>Appropriate level of personal telephone calls or internet use</li> <li>Etiquette at business meetings</li> </ul> <p>Other Requirements Dependent upon the role the intern/freelancer will be required to have basic skills or have the ability to learn them.<br /><br /><strong>Recommended Skills or Experience to Have:</strong><br /><br />Studio and Field Camera Operations<br />Non-Linear Editing<br />Audio Mixing and Microphone Usage<br />Lighting Techniques<br />Cable Wrapping<br />Control Room Operations<br />Social Media Applications<br />Live Meeting Production<br />Studio Production Operations<br />On-Air Presence and Delivery<br />Live Reporting and Interviewing<br />News Package Production<br />Multimedia Journalism</p> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Communications Internship Program Handbook</a>