City of Irvine Now accepting applications for Public Information Office Communications Intern!

Irvine- Do you have the desire to make a meaningful impact in a vibrant and diverse community? The City of Irvine is an energetic and progressive organization with an unparalleled commitment to excellence, integrity, and quality service. As such, we seek Interns who are enthusiastic, forward-thinking, professional, and creative.

The Public Information Office is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive internal and external communications program for the City of Irvine.

Interns will assist staff in the day-to-day activities within a busy governmental agency. Students or recent graduates selected for the position perform a range of duties from very basic activities to those requiring higher skill levels and professional expertise.

Duties vary but may include:

  • Assisting in the preparation and distribution of press releases.
  • Providing support with social media sites including posting, translating, and coordinating posts.
  • Responding to questions from the public and community organizations.
  • Coordinating special projects and community outreach.
  • Creating and updating resource materials.
  • Interacting with other governmental and community-based organizations.
  • Providing translation in Irvine’s threshold languages: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Farsi, and Japanese.

To be considered, applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to their application. In addition, applicants will need to include a writing sample with their application materials.

Time Commitment

Minimum 12 – 15 hours per week for three or more months. Hours can be scheduled in 3 to 8 hour blocks of time during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Internship Description

Interns perform research, analysis, and a variety of administrative support duties, allowing students and recent graduates to gain experience and learn about municipal government functions and tasks related to a specific program area.

Your Team

Irvine is recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The Process

Candidates with the most direct experience and education background will be contacted when an Internship opportunity becomes available. The selection process will include an interview and a background check. Candidates may also be required to take and pass a medical examination, including drug screening, to ensure their ability to perform assigned duties. Please note, Public Safety processing includes the additional step of a pre-poly exam. Please give yourself plenty of time to participate in the process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.

City of Irvine
One Civic Center Plaza

Irvine, California, 92606-5208