• City of Huntington Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, California
  • Jul 10, 2020
Temporary Administration and Management Internship Municipal or County Clerk
  • Salary: $13.18 - $13.91 Hourly USD

Job Description

The City of Huntington Beach's Public Information Office (in the Office of the City Manager) is searching for a part-time College Intern to assist with the City's marketing and communications efforts across multiple platforms including social media, cable TV, and print.  The ideal College Intern should be creative, adaptable, experienced in web applications and new technology, and able to work in a fast paced environment.  

Note:  This recruitment may close at any time, and will close once the hiring manager determines that enough qualified applications have been received.

  This is a Non-Permanent, Part-Time position.

Temporary/part-time employment does not qualify to receive City benefits, except those required by law. The City does not belong to the Social Security system. However, enrollment in an alternative retirement program is mandatory which requires an employee contribution of 7½% of base earnings to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice. Further restrictions apply to CalPERS Retired Annuitants.

Examples of Essential Duties
  • Under supervision, assist with the preparation of public service announcements (i.e. social media posts, video scripts, fliers, etc)
  • Provide administrative support, such as scheduling meetings, setting up video shoots and press conferences, proofreading content
  • Research specific issues that must be communicated with the public
  • Monitor content on PIO communications outlets for appropriateness, timeliness, and context.  Outlets include social media platforms, websites, HBTV, print and TV media.
  • Upload approved content onto City websites, including  and
  • Generate ideas for cable television content
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest news and notify staff of urgent issues that require attention
  • Assist with the design of printed materials, infographics, and other visuals to illustrate our public information
  • Assist with the development of marketing plans for various programs, news, and events. 


Minimum Requirements:
  • Current status as an undergraduate student at JUNIOR-level standing. The IDEAL CANDIDATE is progressing towards a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, or a related field and must demonstrate strong writing skills. 
  • Please submit a portfolio of three(3) marketing materials (any type of media) that has been prepared for a job or school projects. If your portfolio contains files that cannot be attached to your application, please post your content online and upload a Word document to your application that contains the direct link(s) to the site.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience in Adobe Products - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
  • Experience with front-end web development - HTML, CSS, WordPress
  • Knowledgeable in Hootsuite
  • Excellent writing skills
Possession of: a valid CA Driver License and provide evidence of and maintain an acceptable driving record during the course of employment.
Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program due to the performance of field duties that may require operation of a City vehicle. 

Application & Selection Procedure
  • An official City of Huntington Beach on-line job application must be filled out in its entirety
  • Applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education and training.
  • Applicants best meeting the City's needs will be invited to an oral interview.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment a drug screen (select positions), TB screening, and California Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan Fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results.
  • Other background reports may also be conducting depending on the position.
  • Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification.

Please note:  Our primary means of communication with applicants is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application. 

Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions


Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.

Job Address

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