Department of Human Resources

Internships - Social Media and Communications Intern or Volunteer

City of Sacramento, California

Social Media and Communications Volunteer/Intern

Volunteer Assignment Description



Importance of Position: The Social Media and Communications Volunteer/Intern assists with and coordinates social media as well as a variety of communications and marketing tasks for the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. This position will offer a volunteer/student the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community.



Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:


Knowledge of and experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

Concise and creative writing skills

Ability to multi-task and self-motivate

Strong communications skills 

Microsoft Office Suite

Graphic design skills

Communications, public relations, marketing or journalism experience

Some photography and video experience is a plus.



Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):


       Manage and engage in a variety of social media platforms

       Draft a consistent schedule of content for various social media channels

       Analyze and track impressions and engagement across platforms

       Support relevant community influencers

       Research social media trends and innovations

       Participate in the production of multimedia content for marketing

       Create e-newsletters

       Post volunteer opportunities on a variety of online platforms

       Create flyers and other promotional materials

       Create social media toolkits to assist with promotion

       Assist with planning volunteer events such as volunteer fairs, orientations, trainings, volunteer coordinator meetings, etc.

       Serve as brand ambassador at meetings, community events and volunteer fairs

       Administrative duties as needed

       Other duties as assigned



Training Provided:  On-line training provided through various platforms.



Person supervising volunteer:  Mary Lynn Perry, Program Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator


Duration of assignment: Minimum one semester


Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule: 8-12 hours per week, unpaid, flexible work schedule in a dynamic work environment, on and off-site.


Assignment location: Department of Human Resources/Administration, Historic City Hall


Benefits of Volunteering:  Gain additional communications skills, participate in efforts to create a positive community, experience a government work environment, free parking at nearby garage.



Grounds for Termination:  Volunteers will not be considered employees of the City of Sacramento.  All volunteers serve The City of Sacramento at will, and either the City of Sacramento or the volunteer may terminate the arrangement without notice or consideration.


Special Consideration:  Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.  If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at (916) 808-8795.



Contact:  Mary Lynn Perry, or call:  916-808-8317.


To ApplyComplete your application online:     Attach your resume, writing sample and 3 references



Qualifications Required

  • Age Range Must be at least 18 or older