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Communications and Education Internships


Communications Intern
The Communications Department at DCP is responsible for making sure the public has the most up to date consumer information they need in the news, in print, and online. We give consumers tips about how residents can protect themselves from fraud and scams, and work with news outlets to communicate about DCP’s part in breaking news, and our accomplishments for consumers in the state.
As an intern in our Communications Department, you will support the team by drafting content to be released to the public. That includes social media posts, press releases, and educational materials. You will also help with event logistics, research, and drafting talking points for press events. You will work directly with our Director of Communications and have the opportunity to experience what the day to day work is like in that role.
Qualified Applicants Should:
  • Have an interest in public advocacy
  • Enjoy working on a team, and developing new relationships
  • Be interested in working with members of the press
  • Have a working knowledge of social media
  • Enjoy working in a face paced, flexible environment
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
If you have questions before you apply, please feel free to reach out to our Director of Communications, Lora Rae Anderson at lorarae.anderson@ct.gov.
Education and Outreach Intern
The Education and Outreach Department is responsible for developing programs, initiatives, public education campaigns and materials to identify and reach underserved communities.

Through research and civic engagement, we attempt to identify barriers and challenges to reaching people who are marginalized by language, class, education, culture, physical and mental disabilities.

An applicant must have good research skills and excellent writing skills.
If you have questions before you apply, please feel free to reach out to our Chief Education and Outreach Officer, Catherine Blinder at catherine.blinder@ct.gov .

Outcomes
Individuals selected for these positions gain valuable professional experience while engaging in hands-on projects that are directly related to their field of study. Interns will enhance their communication and public relations techniques, organizational skills, drafting and editing skills, and computer and presentation skills. Internships can be structured to meet course credit requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: These are unpaid internships, for college credit only.