Communications Intern – Georgia Department of Economic Development – Atlanta, GA


Intern Title Department Weekly Hours Time Frame
Communications Intern Communications At least 40 hours a week Fall/Winter 2014 (Through December 2014)


The Georgia Department of Economic Development

Communications Internship

Now accepting applications for fall/winter 2014!

Looking for a way to grow your communications skills? If you’re an energetic self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has opportunities for you to contribute to our work of creating jobs in Georgia.  As an intern in the Communications and Marketing division, you’ll learn about economic development from the ground up. You’ll get the opportunity to meet key Georgia business, tourism and economic development contacts, hone your writing skills and add to your work portfolio.


The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.

The Agency represents the state’s marketing, communications and economic development efforts worldwide through its work with Georgia’s 11 international representation offices, participation in international trade shows, bilateral cooperation agreements, and hosting and organizing business missions in the state and abroad.

Responsibilities are diverse and will include internal and external communications activities for the Tourism, Global Commerce and Entertainment divisions.


This internship opportunity is open to undergraduate or graduate college students, or individuals who have graduated in the past year or less. Communications, marketing, journalism or English majors will benefit the most from this experience. Candidates must able to work at least 40 hours a week.  A flexible schedule is available, and the job can be reached via MARTA. Internships are unpaid, but academic credit is available. The position is open until filled.


Job Description

The intern will apply principles learned in school through practical hands-on work assignments in international and domestic marketing and communications, project logistics and management, event planning, international protocol and international business acumen.


Must be an undergraduate or graduate college student or have graduated in the past year or less. The ideal candidates will be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public relations or English – political science or international relations is a plus.


  • Assist with writing and editing press releases, speeches, blogs, newsletters and marketing collateral, handling occasional administrative duties
  • Conduct online research and news monitoring for international and domestic business in Georgia, interact with journalists, assist with event planning and management
  • Participate in the development of marketing tactics for the Communications and Marketing division including company, city and regional research; proofreading documents and updating documents for new format and design; preparing shipments to mission destinations; helping to implement new processes; organizing and editing briefing books; and assisting with incoming international missions, delegations and meetings


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign experience is a plus
  • Excellent writing, grammar and proofreading skills, working knowledge of AP style
  • Detail-oriented, organized and enthusiastic with general awareness of international and domestic businesses in the state of Georgia
  • High attention to detail, with an ability to write clearly and compellingly.  Ideal candidate must be exceedingly responsible and reliable, have the ability to multi-task and have a high degree of self-initiative
  • Understanding of basic communications skills, working knowledge of branding and an eye for graphic design desired


To apply, send résumé, cover letter and two writing samples to:


Victoria Borges


No phone calls, please.

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