Department of Human Resources

Social Media and Communications Intern/Volunteer

The Social Media and Communication Volunteer/Intern assists with and coordinates social media 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, YouTube, etc.)

Concise and creative writing skills

Ability to multi-task and self-motivate

Strong communications skills 

Communications, public relations, marketing or journalism experience

Some graphic design and photography 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

       Other duties 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.

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.

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