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Governor's Summer Intern - Communications Intern

Date Posted:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  415606

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Arts Commission:

The mission of the Indiana Arts Commission is to positively impact the cultural, economic and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state's citizens and communities.


About this Internship:

The internship program provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience with the Indiana Arts Commission as an emerging leader in Marketing and Communications that is enthusiastic about public service to the arts through an agency of state government. You will be part of a collaborative and adaptive Communications team and provide innovative support the development and delivery of marketing and communications services that advance and articulate the centrality of the arts to the state's economic vitality, livability, and cultural vibrancy. This internship supports and enhances the agency's value proposition with key stakeholders, including citizens, grantees, state, regional, and national partners, business and civic leaders, and elected officials. You should bring an equity-focused perspective and be a team player who demonstrates positive leadership, active engagement in Indiana arts and culture, transparency, integrity, curiosity, and the ability to work with a broad network.


To be considered for this internship, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education. You should have project management organization and management experience with minimal experience and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite. You should also have a keen visual design aesthetic, and the ability to write and edit articles, news releases, digital content, newsletters, presentations, videos, and collateral materials.


As a Communications Intern with the Indiana Arts Commission, here are some things you may gain valuable hands-on experience with:

  • Produce profiles, videos, and media kits for grantees designated as Arts Trust funding recipients.
  • Produce marketing and communications campaigns for selected agency initiatives.
  • Develop targeted materials that compellingly communicate the impact of the arts in the state.
  • Pitch, research, and write content that supports the agency's Communications and Marketing goals.



This is a paid internship with the hourly rate of $16.24.


About the Job:

This program is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels and much more.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Identify and execute one major project related to agency needs and academic area of study
  • Create, develop, and sustain the programmatic efforts for the assigned discipline
  • Analyze data and feedback to provide recommendations 
  • Partner with other relevant stakeholders to promote and enhance the quality of projects
  • Collaborate with State of Indiana agencies to ensure effective implementation of internal and external initiatives

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • Academic work in related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data sets related to discipline 
  • Ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels 
  • Ability to conduct well-informed research
  • Ability to solve complex, critical problems
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on proposed changes to relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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