• College Intern - HR Communications

    Port of SeattleSeattle, WA 98194

    Job #969465976

  • 1489BR


    College Intern - HR Communications


    1850 Human Resources


    POS Headquarters / Pier 69

    Job Description:


    Human Resources is comprised of a broad group of professionals who perform a wide range of talent management functions, including benefits, compensation, organizational development, diversity, performance management, employee relations, employee development, and recruiting. The employee communications program within HR ensures that the Port of Seattle's 2,100+ employees stay well informed about programs, events, initiatives, and changes within the organization. The College Intern will assist the HR Communications Specialist in managing the internal communications program.


    This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Under the supervision of the HR Communications Specialist, the Intern will complete a wide range of communication activities to support departmental and organizational goals:

    • Conduct informational interviews of Port employees

    • Produce stories, articles, employee spotlights, and announcements

    • Develop and maintain content on the employee intranet website

    • Design and publish branded communications materials, including forms, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, learning materials, and event materials such as flyers and programs

    • Provide periodic administrative support to various HR-led programs and events


    • Demonstrated written, oral, and/or visual communication experience. Knowledge of effective communication and outreach principles. Strong listening, decision making, and problem solving skills. Strong conversational, interview, and inquiry skills.

    • Able to meet and prioritize tight deadlines in a fast-paced working environment. Able to balance multiple, simultaneous projects. Able to work increasingly independently under decreasing supervision. Able to maintain confidentiality. Able to act with tact and diplomacy. Able to accept criticism, navigate differing opinions, and process feedback into constructive action.

    • Proficient using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of document management practices.


    • The candidate must be an undergraduate currently enrolled in a degree program such as communications, English, journalism, marketing, human resources, public relations, political science, or other related field.


    • 1-2 years of experience contributing published content to a newspaper, yearbook, blog, YouTube channel, or other media outlet

    • Experience with photography and/or videography

    • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign

    • Some knowledge and experience of web design principles and coding languages such as HTML and CSS

    • Experience using Microsoft SharePoint or other cloud-based document sharing platform or content management system

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    Security Requirements:

    AV: The successful candidate must pass a Transportation Security Administration background check. Will also be fingerprinted for a criminal history background check with the FBI. Hire date will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge.

    Work Environment:

    Will generally work in an office environment; some travel may be required between Port facilities, including Port of Seattle headquarters at Pier 69 and Sea-Tac International Airport.

    EEO Statement:

    The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Hourly $18.31 - $26.31

    Internship Requirements:


    To be considered, applicants must submit the following information:

    1) Fill out a Port of Seattle employment application.

    2) Proof of internship eligibility attached to the application (current official or unofficial transcripts).

    3) Provide a cover letter and resume and attach them to each application. The cover letter should explain how the internship fits with your education, learning plans and/or future career path.

    4) Optional, but encouraged: Work references and/or letters of recommendation from a school faculty member.


    In order to be eligible for an internship, applicants must be enrolled in school, about to enroll in school, or a recent graduate from an accredited degree program. Candidates must be able to maintain student status in an Undergraduate program throughout the duration of the internship unless recently graduated and are eligible for up-to twelve months post-graduation. Interns will be subject to all Port policies and procedures.

    Additional Details:


    This is a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) position during the school year with a possible extension to a full-time (40 hours per week) position in the summer. Normal work hours will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    This position is eligible for overtime pay.


    A valid Washington State Driver's License, or the ability to obtain one, is required.



    Removal Date Information:

    This posting will close at 8:00pm PST on the removal date specified below.