Intern - Digital Productions and Social Media

Job Description

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an Intern to provide assistance in the strengthening of the region’s engagement in air quality and transportation projects/programs/policies. This position will provide assistance to the Communications Team with a focus on creative photography, video, and visualization. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at  To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, including other internship opportunities, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Ideal candidates should be able to work at least 20 hours per week while attending school. NCTCOG offices are located in Arlington, Texas.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting with camera set up/take down and equipment take down and maintenance
  • Assisting with scheduling photo and video shoots
  • Assisting with storyboarding and scripting videos
  • Assisting with taking internal and external photographs
  • Making minor edits to photographs
  • Assisting with video production for Transportation Department social media channels and websites
  • Collecting analytics on video traffic and producing reports
  • Drafting social media content to promote digital content
  • Assisting in the development of visualization, animation, and overall communication design for a variety of Transportation Department programs and projects
  • Assisting with drafting logos, graphics, and digital campaigns
  • Assisting with data entry and the maintenance of databases
  • Gathering and organizing materials to take to community events
  • Serving as a representative of NCTCOG’s goals and mission

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro desired
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, creative, and possess ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Required Experience

  • Must be attending an accredited college or university during employment. Pursuit of a degree in a related field desired.
  • No work experience required; at least one year of school-related experience desired.

Starting Salary

Minimum of $16.00/hour

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Background Check & Drug Testing:
All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Minimum of $16.00/hour


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