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Benefit Communications Intern

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Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

Benefit Communications Intern

Benefit Communications Intern

Job Location:

Benefit Services Division 

100 N. 15th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: 15.00 

Grade: 04

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

The State of Arizona Department of Administration-Benefit Services Division serves the medical, dental, life, disability and wellness needs of 60,000 State employees, 18,000 retirees and their dependents. We are currently seeking a Benefits Communications intern. It is an opportunity for a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Marketing Communications, Mass Communications or a related field to work with a small, but ambitious corporate communications team. Timing: The fall of 2021 possibly through the winter semester of 2022. The schedule is 10-15 hours a week with flexibility for academics. The schedule is primarily remote with occasional in-person meetings.

Job Duties:

General Duties

  • Assist in the content creation and design development of marketing materials for employee benefits. 
  • Assist with website content administration and editing/proofreading. 
  • Post website content and imagery through Drupal, a content management system (CMS) 
  • Review and monitor social media content for internal social media site. 
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of internal emails, news stories, blogs, signage, videos, etc.
  • Support implementation of employee engagement campaigns.
  • Help staff company events and internal meetings.

Planned Projects:

  • Employee Benefits Newsletter Content Plan and Content Writing 
  • New Hire Benefits Communication review and analysis 
  • Social Media Postings & Video Scripts 
  • Wellness Event Flyers
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge Gained:

  • Project Planning and Management 
  • Government Service 
  • Samples for Portfolio 
  • Resume Review


  • Enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's or Master's degree program, majoring in Marketing, Mass Communications or a related field - juniors and seniors preferred. 
  • Impeccable writing skills, grammar and storytelling style.
  • Please include portfolio pieces with your application. Coursework is acceptable. 
  • Affinity for digital technologies and communications. 
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through. 
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • Flexible in work functions and duties with strong teamwork skills. 
  • Proficient in Google programs (Docs, Sheets, Slides). 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products a plus, but not required.

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:






Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at shelia.wiggins@azdoa.gov or 602-542-4769 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.