Florida State University

DeVoe L. Moore Center

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Public Affairs

Overview

Handles the community outreach operations of the center which include creating social media campaigns, publishing newsletters for the general public, releasing public policy reports, and educating students on campus about the center’s mission and values. The group is also involved with updating the center’s website.

What Do Public Affairs Interns Do?

Each internship is unique and geared toward the aspirations of the individual student; however, most interns can expect to be involved in one or more of the following projects:

  • Writing weekly newsletters sent to the center’s list of 200+ constituents.
  • Creating social media campaigns and marketing strategies
  • Designing social media content and graphics for student publications.
  • Organizing DMC meetings, workshops, symposiums, and events with affiliated organizations on campus
  • Educating students on campus about our mission, opportunities, and recent work.

What Majors Are Accepted?

All majors are encouraged to apply; however, high-quality editing and writing skills are a requirement. Our public affairs interns are expected to communicate with students, constituents, and the FSU community in a professional manner. This internship is particularly beneficial to students interested in careers in marketing, social media management, graphic design, and non-profit management.

Editing, Writing, and Media (EWM) students are encouraged to utilize their DMC experience to fulfill their Editing Internship requirement at their department.

Selected Testimonials From Alumni

“During my time at the Center, I worked as the Editorial and Public Affairs Manager. Organizing and working in both branches proved invaluable to my professional trajectory. On the Public Affairs side, I planned and facilitated over 50 center events, published 3 reports, created 2 annual magazines, and much more! It was also gratifying to help students prepare and disseminate their research. As I start grad school, I will continue to advocate for the unparalleled value of the DMC!”

— Amber Hedquist, Editorial and Public Affairs Manager ‘19-’21

“The Outreach Coordinator position had a huge impact on me professionally, intellectually, and personally. I am so glad to see the DeVoe Moore Center continue to be a resource for students. And thank you so much. Cornell was a great experience. It is hard to believe I accomplished and learned so much in so little time there. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to grow both there and at Florida State. Next, I am hoping to do more policy analysis and work on social or economic development issues. Ultimately, I would like to work on projects and ideas that apply market and behavioral economics. As someone who enjoys experiencing new places, I am not tied to staying in Washington D.C., but cannot ignore the vast opportunities here. I am really excited for this next step and will be sure to keep you updated!” 

— Jacqueline Stine, FSU ‘16 (may), Economics, minors in French, business, and mathematics; Cornell, applied economics & management, May ‘17