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Public Involvement & Community Outreach Intern - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0037)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $14.04 per hour
Maximum Salary: $19.35 per hour
Employment Type: Internship
Department: Transportation
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This position will provide support to the Public Involvement team and work with the Capital Program Services Division of the Bellevue Transportation Department.  The student intern is expected to perform tasks related to public outreach and communications including the creation of outreach materials and presentations, and the development and/or use of social media to inform the public of the various Transportation Department projects status.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development and distribution of communication and informational materials, web content, etc.
  • Assist with the advancement of Social Media tools, e.g. interactive tools to engage the public; Flickr, Facebook, new IT mapping tools, Instagram, etc.  mobile apps by other municipalities and documentation of best practices
  • Assist in writing Transportation Capital Investment Plan (CIP) public outreach mailers, postcards, posters, Bellevue Reporter Advertisements, Frequently Asked Questions, etc. 
  • Assist in developing of CIP public involvement strategies with project team.
  • Assist in writing Transportation Department-related news releases, news stories, as needed. 
  • Attend CIP project team and project manager meetings, take notes, and assist in keeping outreach plans up to date
  • Assist with the coordination of CIP public outreach efforts: public meetings, stakeholder meetings, target audience meetings, public open houses, etc.
  • Handle logistics for public events including but not limited to: scheduling, setup, and take down. 
  • Take CIP project photos for use in PowerPoint presentations, printed materials, project displays.
  • Store CIP project information onto SharePoint site for city-wide use. 
  • Developing and implementing CIP project surveys



  • Must be registered as a student in a degree program related to marketing/public communication or transportation planning with a proven communications background.
  • Two years of college level course work is preferred.
  • At least one year experience utilizing various social media for information and promotion purposes.
  • Ability to plan, layout, and produce quality printed materials, presentations, media-ready content, and other information regarding Transportation Department projects.
  • Ability to perform independently when clear direction is provided.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively as part of a team that may include fellow employees, project managers, other city staff, and the public.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven skills in computer usage including MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and SharePoint; proven skills in utilizing multiple social media tools in communicating information.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work includes walking, talking, hearing.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work involves walking, bending, balancing on variable terrain during field work.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


Definition of a Student Intern

  • Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program.  Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns.
  • During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week.
  • During special situations (i.e. specific internship programs through school) or during school breaks, can be scheduled to work more than 20 hours, up to full time, if appropriate.
  • Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program.
  • At-will for the duration of the student intern status.


How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on-line at and attach a cover letter and resume to the on-line application.  For further information about this position, please contact Tresa Berg via email at or at 425.452.4638.  If you need technical assistance with the online application please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004