Internship opportunity
Title Communications Intern

Summary
The Communications Intern works with the Public Relations staff in the area of daily public relations
and public information activities for RTD, which can include content development, researching,
drafting, and writing general public information pieces such as news releases, newsletters,
brochures, fact sheets, photos, videos, and other items as needed; assisting in the implementation
of public programs and events. Will lead some fairs and festival efforts.

Duties
ESSENTIAL:

Manages, coordinates and implements the summer and fall fairs and festivals.
Assists in the development of collateral materials, articles, fact sheets and other informational
materials.
Researches material for news releases: assists in writing, formatting, editing and proofing.
Manages and responds to email requests and questions that are received in the public relations
inbox.
Assists with the development, coordination and implementation of various public relations/media
relations/government relations campaigns to address transit-related issues.
Assists with RTD On the Road program.
Assists with organizing information for the RTD website and social media sites.
Assists with maintenance of the metro-area and national contact information, government agency,
and neighborhood group lists.
Acts as back up for distribution of daily clips.

OTHER:
Other internship-related duties as assigned.

Qualifying Requirements
Current student in good standing seeking a college degree in Communications, Public
Administration, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Political Science, or a closely related field.
Basic knowledge of communications, writing, and editing skills, including proper use of grammar,
punctuation, spelling, editing, proofreading skills, media relations and intergovernmental relations.
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
Ability to write concise, factual material.
Basic public speaking and presentation skills.
Basic knowledge of development process for collateral and promotional materials.
Ability to work independently, using good judgment and decision-making skills, with minimal
supervision.
Good organizational skills with accuracy, attention to detail, and thoroughness.
Ability to efficiently manage time and workload, including planning, prioritizing, organizing, and
follow-through on a variety of tasks, projects, and assignments.
Ability to manage stress and high pressure situations.
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discern sensitive issues.
Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse team/workforce.
OR
An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics
consistent with required qualifications as determined in the job analysis.

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.rtd-denver.com/careers . Scroll down to the middle of the page and click
on the See current job openings button, click on the “Annual Internship, Communications” position,
click the APPLY button, then create an account or sign in using LinkedIn or Facebook.

Additional Information
 The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment
eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
 The Regional Transportation District complies with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
RTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
RTD offers a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
(pre-employment drug screen conducted)
RTD Job Hotline 303.299.2309

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