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Friday, June 11, 2010

Hennepin County Environmental Services - Communications and Outreach Assistant Internship

Description:  Hennepin County Environmental Services is seeking an intern to assist with environmental education and outreach projects.  This position would assist with research, planning, and implementation of communications plans, and direct outreach through events and presentations.

  • Develop messages and conduct outreach to multicultural audiences and other community groups.
  • Planning and staffing of booths at community events or environmental fairs.
  • Develop and implement communications plans, for projects like Cool County Initiative, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, recycling and water quality issues.
  • Other communication duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.
  • Must have completed significant college level course work in communications, psychology, sociology, public administration or environmental studies.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  Experience using Microsoft Excel and Publisher is desired.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Access to a vehicle to transport self and promotional supplies to and from events within the metro area.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Desirable if fluent in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or other foreign language.
Pay:  $12.86 per hour

Work Hours & Duration:
Approximately 20 hours per week for up to 12 months. This position requires some evenings and weekend hours.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience, by e-mail to: no later than June 21 at 8 a.m.