Press and Digital Intern

  • 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential. 

The Mayor’s Office of Communications oversees all traditional press and digital media outreach for the Administration. The office creates and implements comprehensive communications strategies to inform Philadelphians about their government, expands access to information about City services, and provides residents with critical information in times of emergency or breaking news. The Communications team facilitates media access to the Mayor and members of the administration and coordinates communications staff across departments. The Digital team oversees a strategy to engage residents online and make information about City services more easily accessible.

Job Description

The Mayor’s Office of Communications is looking for interns for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester. Start date would be sometime in early September with an end date in December. We’re looking for interns that ideally would work at least 10 hours a week. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the work of local government in one of the nation’s largest cities. These positions will be based in City Hall.


  • Monitor news outlets for relevant information about the City’s initiatives.
  • Compile press clips for daily distribution to staff.
  • Prepare official correspondence on behalf of the Mayor.
  • Assist with tracking social media feedback from constituents as well as copywriting and fact-checking.
  • Provide administrative support to the communications team as needed.
  • Help with ad hoc projects that may arise over the course of the semester.


  • Interest in the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest cities.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to contribute in a variety of ways.
  • Previous experience working in a government office is a plus but not required.


Must be enrolled in undergrad or grad school 

Additional Information

Interested applicants should include a current resume, a cover letter, and 2 one-page writing samples.

This is an open, competitive, unpaid internship.

We have great flexibility regarding which days and times during the week the internship is scheduled; we just ask that the schedule be regular and set. The intern must work on-site.


The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at:
The successful candidate must reside in the City of Philadelphia or establish primary residence in the City of Philadelphia within 6 months of employment.