Communications Team Internship

Posted on Aug. 19, 2023 by InternPlug

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Job Description

Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Charlotte Water Communications Team is currently accepting applications for a Communications Team intern. This position is expected to assist with public events, social media strategy, internal department communication, marketing, and press events. We are seeking an intern interested in learning all aspects of the communications, marking and public relations tasks of our business.
This internship would be a minimum of 20 hours per week with a maximum of 40 hours for up to 12 weeks.
We are seeking an individual who is flexible, organized, professional and eager to learn. The intern will be expected to work a hybrid working schedule where part of their weekly hours is spent working from home and other hours will be spent in the office on Brookshire Boulevard as arranged by the Public Affairs Manager. Interns may also be tasked with project tasks requiring visits to various Charlotte Water and community locations. Interns will be equipped with a laptop and iPhone.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to social media efforts based on analytics and needs of the department
  • Assist with set up, execution and breakdown of events
  • Assist with the creation of signage, circulars, mockups, email, or other promotions
  • Attend meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Obtain and prepare analysis of data
  • Assist with preparation of presentations for internal and external use
  • Help coordinate press conferences and create press kits
  • Assist with special projects and assignments
  • Completes research projects
  • Creates marketing materials for residential and commercial uses
  • Other community engagement duties as assigned

Preferred Qualification

  • Preferred enrollment in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, or similar program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Intern must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a college or university.

  • Preferred enrollment in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, or similar program.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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Advertised until:
Sept. 18, 2023

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