Air Force Reserve 927th Air Refueling Wing (at MacDill) seeks public affairs student intern

Schedule: The work schedule and duration will be dictated by the student’s class schedule and course load.

Must pass a background check.

The student intern’s responsibilities include serving as the primary assistant to the public affairs chief and superintendent, serving in an advisory role and assisting during community outreach events, and providing content for the wing’s internal and external communication efforts.


The student intern should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of public affairs concepts, principals and techniques to establish a proactive program.
  • Written and oral communications skills to produce informative print and web-based products for a variety of audiences with differing levels of understanding.
  • Able to plan, develop and execute projects on time and in accordance with Air Force Reserve and wing level directives.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and ability to effectively utilize social media to produce effective information campaigns.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares command information products for internal and external audiences to include print and web-based products. Produces a monthly newsletter to be distributed to the wing honorary commanders as well as state and congressional representatives. This publication will include news and feature stories on the wing, the Air Force Reserve, and the Air Force in general. The intern will research and write stories for publication and serve as the primary contributor to wing social media campaigns: utilizing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to educate and inform the civilian community on the AF Reserve and MacDill AFB.
  • Assists public affairs officer with the wing community outreach program. Coordinates, publicizes, and conducts periodic events with local organizations such as community councils, local governments, Chambers of Commerce, and honorary commanders. Provides support to promote positive relations between the base and surrounding communities.
  • Performs a variety of substantive and general administrative tasks. Participates in the planning and implementation of special events. Assists in defining event objectives, determining methods or strategies to be used, ensuring compliance with regulations, etc. Administrative tasks may include preparation and follow up correspondence, arrangement of meetings, requisition of equipment, supplies, and military protocol.
  • Sets up and maintains a variety of files involving numerous subject headings and subheadings. Indexes materials, maintains, files, purges, and disposes of office records/files in accordance with established regulations and procedures. Locates items in files and searches for missing or incorrectly filed items. Records and maintains a database of information on specific events, current projects, and/or products produced by members of the public affairs office.

Position is unpaid, but course credit is available.

Send cover letter and resume to JOSEPH T. SIMMS, Capt, USAF
Chief of Public Affairs, 927th Air Refueling Wing, at


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