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Internship

Public Affairs Intern - Summer 2024

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Stantec

29d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

Sacramento

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  • You need excellent communication skills, experience or interest in water management, public relations, or urban planning, a valid driver's license, and at least three years of relevant coursework towards a Bachelor's degree. Office and field work required.
  • You will support sustainable groundwater management and climate resilience planning efforts by developing informational materials, maintaining websites, planning public engagement meetings, gaining experience in water resources management, and performing project administration tasks.

Summer Internship

Sustainability, Media & JournalismSacramento

Description

  • Stantec’s Sacramento office located on C-Street is seeking an Integrated Water Management and Communications Intern to join our Public Affairs Team in the Water Resources & Planning Management Group. The selected intern will support a variety of integrated water resources planning, analysis, and communications efforts in California, particularly related to sustainable groundwater management and drought resilience planning. Whether you have a public communication or a water resources-related background, if you enjoy working on challenging projects with a team that delivers meaningful solutions to California’s most complex water challenges, we welcome your application to join us!

Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills for working in diverse team environments with staff, clients, and interested parties.
  • Experience in one or more of the following subject matter areas is preferred, but not required:
  • Integrated water management, interactions with land and the environment, and interrelationships with social and economic development.
  • Public relations or communications, technical writing for a variety of audiences, and development of content for print media, social media, and video platforms.
  • Visual communications, including website development and management.
  • Urban, community, or regional planning, public administration, public policy, community development, or other social science.
  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
  • Education and Experience:
  • In progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in a professional discipline related to this internship.
  • A minimum of three years’ course work in mass communications, public relations, public administration, water resources planning, environmental science, ecology, natural resources, urban or regional planning, political science, or related fields.
  • Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Undergraduate

Area of Responsibilities

Sustainability
Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • Support sustainable groundwater management and climate resilience planning efforts through:
  • Development of reader-friendly technical informational materials to inform and engage beneficial users and uses of groundwater and other important natural resources.
  • Maintenance of existing websites in WordPress and SquareSpace, and/or overhauling existing multi-agency website(s).
  • Planning for in-person, online, or “hybrid” public engagement meetings, including coordination of logistics, development of corresponding educational or presentational materials, and implementation of other strategic outreach efforts.
  • Gaining and applying experience in California water resources management and governance, applicable laws/policies/regulations, and community engagement best practices.
  • Performing project administration tasks, including preparation of reports and memos, gathering information and design documents, drafting correspondence, and other activities as needed.
  • Traveling within California as needed for project work, not to exceed 10%.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Sacramento

Benefits

  • Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).
  • Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.