Communications Internship Program

The Office of the Oakland City Auditor is pleased to announce the continuation of its Communications Internship program, which provides public sector communications and media relations experience. Typically,the projects that our Interns undertake vary on a day-to-day basis; they are assigned according to the skills-set that each Intern brings to the Office of the Oakland City Auditor.


All interested applicants must be willing to commit to the following conditions and requirements for consideration:

  • Be available to work for a minimum of 10 hours a week;
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Be currently enrolled as a student- university, college, community colleges;
  • Be able to provide a writing sample, or samples;
  • Be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite or similar publishing software;
  • Be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement;
  • Be able to provide professional references; and
  • Acknowledge this is an unpaid, volunteer position.


In order to apply, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The subject line of your email will be titled “COMM-INTERN, Date: MM/DD/YYYY” and be sure to include each of the four items (copied directly in to the body of your email, and not as an attachment):

  • A cover letter that states clearly which quarter you are interested in applying for;
  • Your resume;
  • A minimum of one writing sample; and
  • A list of references