Police Public Relations & Marketing Intern

Police Department:


$12.53 Per Hour


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Job Description

This internship is available for Spring, Summer or Fall


Position Summary

Under the direction of the St. George Police Department Public Information Officer performs various projects relating to communications, marketing, branding, and public relations. This is an internship position that requires a working knowledge of computers and written communications on social media platforms.


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).

  1. Works with the St. George Police Department Public Information Officer to proactively contribute written articles on print and electronic platforms, as needed.
  2. Works with the St. George Police Department Public Information Officer to create and curate content for St. George Police Department publications.
  3. Effectively uses communication mediums available to the city, such as website, newsletter, social media platform, and press releases.
  4. Helps coordinate marketing efforts of St. George Police Department events in cooperation with designated staff.
  5. Works with the St. George Police Department Public Information Officer to help ensure that all published department materials comply with City policy as outlined in the Style Guide.
  6. Shadows the St. George Police Department Public Information Officer and other employees in the department at various times.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/ Working Conditions

Light physical effort in an office environment. Comfortable working positions handling weights up to 50 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing and walking. Generally pleasant working conditions. Frequent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. Some weekend and evening work required for special events and programming.

Minimum Qualifications


Video making/editing

Social Media Comment Management

Create and Schedule Social Media Posts

On-Scene Camera Operator

Knowledge in Canva, photoshop, etc (preferred)


Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university and have completed at a minimum the freshman year. Must be in good standing and not on academic or other probation. English, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations majors preferred.

Experience: Demonstrated positive work experience with no terminations for cause. Volunteer service and community involvement a plus. 


Licenses and/or Certifications: 

Must possess a valid driver’s license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment. Valid out-of-state drivers’ licenses may be accepted for active out-of-state students paying out-of-state tuition. Supporting documentation must be submitted to your supervisor each semester for approval.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Writing, basic photography, social media platforms and mobile applications. Computer software knowledge is highly desirable.


Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, and other employees.
  • Prioritize tasks.
  • Work well under pressure and impending deadlines.
  • Relate well with a variety of persons under varying circumstances.  
  • Manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Use a computer, printer, camera, copier and cell / telephone system regularly.
  • Video making/editing
  • Social Media Comment Management
  • Create and Schedule Social Media Posts
  • On-Scene Camera Operator
  • Knowledge in Canva, photoshop, etc (preferred)



Additional Internship Information

Applicants must provide transcripts showing proof of academic standing, degree major, and current enrollment at time of application submittal. If hired, applicants must continue to be enrolled and attend school to maintain eligibility for this position. This is a temporary position for the semester. Intern must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and other schedules. Hours may vary depending on the school and department’s internship credit requirement.



It is the intern’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to and from work. It is the intern’s responsibility to secure their housing arrangements.



The college / university advisor will coordinate with the City of St. George Internship Coordinator to ensure the student’s educational requirements are met. Additionally, the college / university advisor will stay in communication throughout the intern’s session to exchange information and receive regular updates of the interns’ progress. On-site visits are encouraged.


Additional Intern Responsibilities

The Intern will assume their role as a St. George City employee with professionalism and pride. As a representative of St. George City, all interns are expected to:

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Dress according to department standards.
  • Communicate with the Internship Coordinator and supervisor.
  • Ask questions and seek guidance.
  • Show initiative and creativity by offering ideas and suggestions for improvement.
  • Follow all City policies and procedures.
  • Participate with wholehearted intent.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.