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State of Massachusetts Communications & Media Channels Intern in 600 Washington Street, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind is seeking a Communications intern to oversee social media platforms for the agency. The intern is responsible for obtaining and managing information, writing and editing external and internal announcements, and editing and posting for MCB social media channels. The function of the Communications intern is to provide accurate and concise information in a timely manner to support the agency’s mission and enhance our public presence. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):_ * Under supervision coordinate the flow of information between the media, executive staff, and managers. * Research ongoing issues and attend public meetings and events. * Receive and respond to media inquiries in an accurate and timely manner. * Confer with manager in order to exchange information, coordinate efforts, and obtain information concerning projects and activities. Preferred Qualifications: * College students with prior internship experience are preferred. * Computer proficiency and familiarity with the social media platforms. * Applicants must be highly organized to meet the priorities of this agency for accuracy and meeting deadlines. * Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office is preferred. * Proficiency in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube is preferred. Note: /All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered./ /Please provide a complete, accurate and current resume / application for MCB to review in order to determine if your submitted materials meet the minimum entrance requirements for the position./ Official Title: Contracted Student Interns Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-600 Washington street Schedule:Part-time; up to 15 hours per week Shift: Day Number of Openings:1 Salary: $21.00 Hourly __ _About the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB):_ The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), established by the Legislature, provides a wide range of social, rehabilitative, and other services to legally blind residents of Massachusetts in accordance with M.G.L. c6, sections 129-149, inclusive. The agency is empowered by statute to cooperate with the United States Department of Education to administer the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. MCB services may address several varied needs of individual blind persons, including Vocational Rehabilitation assistance for those seeking to gain or regain employment; Independent Living Social services for those seeking to maintain personal independence in the community; and specialized services to children who are blind, adults who are Deaf-Blind/Multi-handicapped, and elders who are blind. MCB keeps a register of legally blind state residents. Increasingly, blindness is a byproduct of the aging process. The fastest-growing segment of the MCB consumer population is that of persons over the age of 65. Approximately 30,000 legally blind people are registered with the agency, including 3000 blind children. The Commission for the Blind is committed to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Commission programs and services. Under increasingly difficult budget constraints and stakeholder/consumer partnerships, MCB continues to provide its consumers with the highest quality rehabilitation services. Pre-Hire Process: A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Commission for the Blind *Title: *Communications & Media Channels Intern Location: Massachusetts-600 Washington Street Requisition ID: 2400054X