Friday, July 15, 2011

Internship Opening: Communications and Research at CDOH

The Colorado Division of Housing (CDOH) is an agency of the State of Colorado. CDOH provides financial assistance to local governments and non-profits through grants and loans that may be used to finance the construction and rehabilitation of housing.

The Division of Housing also provides statistical data and research on real estate and demographics to the public, the governor’s office and the Colorado legislature.

CDOH seeks an intern for the fall semester to assist the Division’s communications director. The intern will assist with writing and proofreading of press releases, providing content for the division’s blog (www.divisionofhousing.com) and social media outlets, and will assist with other communications and media-relations activities. This is an unpaid position.

When necessary, the intern will assist with the preparation of materials for legislative committees and staff and for media requests. The intern will assist the communications director at speaking engagements and meetings with policymakers and legislative staff.

The intern will have the opportunity to observe key division activities such as meetings of the State Housing Board and other public policy-related events and activities. Interns will become familiar with virtually all aspects of public affairs that impact the division including media pitches, developing research for public media releases, intergovernmental relations, interest groups, legislation, lobbying, and constituent services.

The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and writing skills, an interest in business media and fiscal policy, and will have at least basic skills in using Microsoft Excel.

Please visit the division’s web sites for more information: www.divisionofhousing.com and http://dola.colorado.gov/cdh/

To apply, contact the communications director here.