Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oklahoma State Senate Internships

Posted Aug. 27, 2009. INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: Senate Communications Division
(Unpaid position/For college credit only.)

Spring Semester – 2010 (Limited number of positions available.)
Preference: Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Preference: A major or minor emphasis in journalism, public relations, political science or government
Preference: Students who commit to intern February through the month of May.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2009, (or until the positions have been filled).

Internship Description:
Interns for the Senate Communications Division are responsible for assisting staff with day to day responsibilities, including distribution of news clippings internally, as well as filing and faxing press releases. Interns may also be required to write "form" press releases which require specific information to be entered into a standard template. Interns may also be asked to assist the communications staff during press conferences and other media events. Work hours will be arranged to fit the student’s schedule. Morning work hours are preferred.

Criteria for intern applicants with the Senate Communications Division:
• Applicants should be able to touch-type, with a net speed of approximately 45 wpm.
• Applicants must have good internet skills and be adept at using the internet for research, writing, and emailing press releases.
• Applicants will interview for the intern position.

A $100 transportation stipend is provided at the successful completion of the internship.

An internship with the Senate Communications Division will provide students insight as to the relationship between elected officials and the media as well as a first hand look at representative democracy in action. Interested students should have a high interest in government and communications, be responsible and accountable for their work, and behave in a mature and professional manner in the office setting.

If you want credit, contact your college campus Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, or Government Internship Department about the college requirements regarding internships used for college credit. Applications are available with Professor Josh Watson.

Contact Cathey Jo Warner, Intern Coordinator, Oklahoma State Senate, 405/530-2353, or at

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