Local Government and Community Relations Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Governmental Affairs and Community Relations


Penn State`s Office of Government and Community Relations is looking for a talented energetic self-starter who wants to help the university connect with local communities working as a Local Government and Community Relations Intern. This internship is a part-time position requiring up to 15 hours a week. The position is designed to give students professional hands-on experience that will complement their classroom knowledge and enhance their academic studies. The internship will focus primarily on research on local governments within the Centre Region and various municipalities surrounding commonwealth campuses. The Intern will design presentations on local government structures and provide updates on the issues addressed by local boards, authorities, and commissions. The Intern will also work on a variety of special projects including the local government newsletters, special events and other duties as assigned. This position will report directly to the Director of Local Government and Community Relations. This is position pays $10.00 an hour. Duties Include: Develop knowledge of Penn State`s town and gown priorities within the Centre Region and Commonwealth Campuses. Develop a spreadsheet of common local government and community relations issues at Commonwealth Campuses. Create PowerPoint presentations on the organizational structure of local governments. Assist with the creation of a monthly electronic community newsletter by interviewing local government and community leaders. Assist with planning for special events. Assist with the facilitation of community relations mixers. Qualifications: Applicants must be a Penn State undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student in political science, public policy, community, environment, and development, or communications. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, organized, creative and possess a professional work ethic. They must also have the following: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; self-motivated with strong organizational skills; excellent computer skills with experience in social media and Microsoft Office; intermediate to expert skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint; the ability to work independently with others; dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality; a 3.0 or above GPA. Term: September 16 - December 6, 2019 (start and end dates are flexible).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088