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Benefit Communications Intern

  • 507431
  • Internship


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

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 and their dependents. We are currently seeking a Benefits Communications intern for 10-15 hours/week. It is an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate majoring in Marketing Communications or a related field to work with a small, but ambitious, corporate communications team. Our location is on the Capitol Mall at 15th Ave and Adams Sts. The work will be mostly remote, with 1-2 days per week in the office potentially. Time span: Summer/Fall 2022 with possibility of extending into Spring 2023.

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). 
  • Create event flyers 
  • Assist with the creation, editing and distribution of internal emails, news stories, blogs, videos, etc.
  • Support implementation of employee engagement campaigns 
  • Help staff company events and internal meetings

Planned Projects

  • Website conversion for employee benefits and wellness sites 
  • Employee benefits newsletter content plan and content writing 
  • Open enrollment benefits campaign support

Knowledge Gained

  • Project planning and management 
  • Government service 
  • Resume review 
  • Samples for portfolio
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Required Education and Experience

  • Enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's or Master's degree program, majoring in Marketing Communications or a related field - juniors, seniors and master’s level preferred. 
  • Impeccable writing skills, grammar and storytelling style (Please include portfolio pieces and weblinks with your application. Coursework is fine.) 
  • Comfortable editing complex ideas into simple call-to-action. 
  • Comfortable working with online systems in general is a plus and will be a major focus of this internship. 
  • Aptitude for designing eye-catching flyers is a plus. 
  • 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) is a plus, but not required. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products is 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 480-645-2290 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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.