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Intern – Community Outreach




Category

Internships --> Transportation

Job Location

616 Six Flags Drive ARLINGTON, Texas

Tracking Code

1418 - 153

Position Type

Intern

Posted Date

7/20/2022

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an Intern to support the Transportation Department’s community outreach and public involvement program. Typical initiatives include contributing to outreach and communication efforts related to transportation projects and programs by assisting with the development of publications and media relations, monitoring transportation news, assisting with web and social media content development, and assisting with community outreach activities. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://jobs.silkroad.com/NCTCOG/Careers. To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, including other internship opportunities, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. Qualified candidates must be attending an accredited college or university while in the position and able to work at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume. 

Ideal candidates should be able to work at least 20 hours per week while attending school. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Drafting website, social media, and publication content
  • Assisting with design of webpages
  • Reviewing webpages for quality control and accessibility
  • Assisting with the collection and distribution of daily news articles related to transportation
  • Researching new opportunities and best practices for expanding traditional print and online publications and social media efforts
  • Assisting with media relations activities, including press releases and maintenance of the Department’s database of reporters
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the transportation library and digital assets
  • Serving as a representative of NCTCOG’s goals and mission

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and Teams
  • Ability to communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences, including the general public, elected officials and the media
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, creative, and have ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of HTML and content management systems
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Required Experience

  • Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment
  • No experience required. Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired, but not required. 

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary

Minimum of $15.00 per hour

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation. 

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply. 

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG. 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Level of Education

High School/Equivalent

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at careers@nctcog.org.

This position is located at 616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.



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