Strategic Communications Intern

A strategic communications internship with the City of Eudora provides opportunities for new ideas, personal growth, and public service to a self-driven and creative student, interested in a professional communications career. The City Manager’s Office seeks to maintain and improve effective communication with current Eudora residents, as well as attract newcomers and economic development to the area.

The strategic communications intern informs citizens by providing strategic, relevant, accurate, and timely information about city initiatives, programs, projects, and services. This work is accomplished through writing, editing, graphic design, photography, and videography. Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager. 

Essential Functions  
•  Create promotional materials by conceptualizing and designing a variety of printed and electronic materials including brochures; flyers; strategic informational communications pieces including infographics and FAQs; and resident and economic development recruitment materials   
•  Manage the City’s digital and print publications by gathering content from the community and City departments, writing the copy, arranging photos and sections, and managing subscriptions  
•  Manage the various social media platforms for the administration office by keeping content fresh and relevant, engaging with audiences, and proposing innovative ways for the City to understand what residents want to know and how they want to receive information  
•  Recommend innovative ways to connect with the community  
•  Perform related duties of similar nature or level as assigned or approved  

Possible Functions  
•  Manage the City’s mobile app by ensuring the user experience is relevant and useful, and market the app to increase use Manage updates and changes to the City’s main website under the direction of the Assistant City Manager and upon the request of other City employees; using best practices and site analytics, propose modifications to formatting and use to improve site visitor engagement and usefulness  
•  Create press releases to send to local media outlets regarding City programs, notices, and community news  
•  Assist the City Manager’s Office in branding initiatives including standardization of the City’s brand and logo, use on approved items, and consistency of use 
•  Conduct surveys of residents to aid in grant applications and effectiveness and responsiveness of City operations   

The internship is unpaid, but may award college credit. The position is open to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in college majoring in journalism, marketing, communications, public relations, or related field, with a minimum of 30 hours in one of the aforementioned fields. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and, if applicable, portfolio to Leslie Herring, Assistant City Manager, at lherring@cityofeudoraks.gov.