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Communications & Outreach Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need proficiency in graphic design software, knowledge of Microsoft suite, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to plan and collaborate effectively.
  • You will research, update media lists, write press releases, plan events, create social media content, analyze data, write case studies, assist with website redesign, and complete other tasks as needed for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is seeking an intern to support both External Affairs and the Green Communities Division. External Affairs leads DOER’s communications efforts, including media relations, public events, web content and social media. The Green Communities Division serves all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns and provides grants, technical assistance, and local support to help municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities, and schools. 
  • The intern will work on a variety of initiatives including communications-related projects and activities, and a data-driven storytelling project and upcoming event for the Green Communities Division. The intern will interact with various DOER staff to gather information concerning projects and activities and coordinate efforts. 
  • A strong candidate will have solid written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience using a graphic design platform or software, and good organizational skills. The intern will need to manage multiple projects with concurrent timelines and will need to be proactive, detail oriented, and able to work independently. Knowledge of or a desire to learn about Massachusetts’ energy priorities and initiatives is a plus. 


  • Proficient with graphic design software/platforms
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and collaborate with others to accomplish assigned work objectives

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Conduct research and update DOER’s media list
  • Work with the External Affairs Manager and DOER Divisions to write, edit, and distribute press releases and other related content
  • Work with the External Affairs Manager and DOER Divisions to plan, execute and publicize events
  • Assist with social media content and graphics, including building an image library
  • Aggregate and analyze data from a collection of annual reports, and use a graphic design platform or software to create a story book from the data
  • Collect information and write case studies
  • Conduct preparatory work in advance of a website redesign
  • Complete other tasks as needed


Work type

Full time

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