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Village of Elk Grove Village, Communications and Special Events Intern

The Village of Elk Grove seeks a Communications and Special Events Intern to assist the Village Manager’s Office in its communication efforts and special events. This internship is an opportunity to learn about local government communications and marketing, in addition to special event planning and coordination. The Communications and Special Events Intern will work under the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator.


  • Ability to work outside of regular office hours (includes some weekends and evenings)
  • Working toward an undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently
  • Self-motivated, good time-management skills, creative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Must be able to lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 30 pounds regularly
  • Examples of coursework and/or portfolio examples of social media/content work that would align with the position preferred


Special Events

  • Provide onsite support for events which may occur outside of regular business hours
  • Assist with coordinating events under the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with event-related duties such as inventory management, event logistics, and research
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Develop and coordinate marketing and promotional materials, such as graphics, posters, written articles, etc.
  • Create educational and promotional social media content for the Village about events, programs, and Village announcements
  • Assist with weekly and monthly Village publications under the direction of the Senior Management Analyst
  • Other duties as assigned

PROGRAM DATES: Monday, May 20 – Friday, August 22, 2024

HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm (37.5 hours per week). Additional opportunities to work at events/meetings may be offered on evenings and weekends.

COMPENSATION: Starting at $15.00/hour

OPENING DATE: February 2, 2024      CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

To Apply: Click the “Apply” button on the top right corner of this webpage.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be contacted for an interview.

All other inquiries should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

Tel: 847-357-4020            Email:


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