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Mesa Water District
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


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Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) is now accepting applications for a creative, enthusiastic, ethical, and reliable Public Affairs Intern to work in the Public Affairs Department. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to work on public affairs projects, assist in writing communications documents, plan and implement outreach events, and provide general administrative support on a collaborative and dynamic team. Mesa Water offers a cohesive and exciting work environment where the selected candidate will learn about the water industry, while also implementing Public Affairs principles, practices and programs.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Diplomacy and tact when working with leadership and/or handling sensitive information
• An autonomous and proactive work style
• An interest in community outreach, social media, and event planning
• Experience writing communications materials

Work hours are flexible around school schedules within the District’s hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., approximately 20-29 hours per week. (No more than 960 hours in a fiscal year July 1st – June 30th). Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours are required.


• Currently enrolled as an upper division student at an accredited undergraduate program with a focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Administration, and/or Public Relations or a related field.
• Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, as well as Adobe
• Experience with publishing and graphic software applications (i.e. Adobe Illustrator) a plus
• Photography knowledge such as photo and video shoot principles, as well as basic production/layout and graphic design
• Excellent oral and written English communication skills (e.g., English usage, spelling grammar, and punctuation)
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to generate superior written work products
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
• Ability to work cooperatively with other departments, District officials, and outside agencies, as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Ability to work from home independently, including: demonstrate consistent communication with the team, regularly meet deadlines, provide project updates, meet in flexible formats (e.g., video/conference calls), and demonstrate utmost professionalism
• Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license

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Only online applications with completed supplemental questions will be accepted. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

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