Job Description

Communications Intern

  • 508164
  • Internship


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Communications Intern

Posting Details:

1st review of resumes on 6/6/2022

Location:  801 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Remote Work: This position is eligible for part-time/full-time remote work (including virtual office arrangement). Must reside in the State of Arizona

Salary: $12.80/hr 

Grade: 04

Job Summary:

The Division of Community Advocacy & Intergovernmental Relations (DCAIR) ensures Health Plan and Program Contractors’ resolution of consumer affairs and human rights issues and compliance with related aspects of their contracts. DCAIR is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Communications Intern. The Communications intern assists DCAIR with all aspects of the agency’s external, public-facing communication. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Generate social media content and maintain/augment AHCCCS’s social media presence.

* Assist in planning, writing, designing and managing monthly eNewsletter, press releases, media alerts, website content, blog posts and PowerPoint presentations.

* Design flyers and handouts.

* Organize and attend bi-weekly marketing committee meetings including preparing agenda and taking minutes.

* Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions and venues for external communications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge and Skills:
* G-suite applications.

* Organization and time management; data analysis; social media; email marketing; writing, editing, and visual storytelling, basic design, and creative problem solving and attention to detail.

* Social Media management (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite).

* Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, etc.

* Ability to work independently, prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines.

* Reliably communicate online during work hours via email, phone, and video.


* Must be in Junior or Senior year of a BS/BA or working towards a higher degree.

* Candidate must be at least 18 years old.

* Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
* Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
* Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Paid Vacation and Sick time off (12 and 13 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
* A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
* A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
* Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
* RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
* A variety of learning and career development opportunities
* Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
* Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
* Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
* Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
* Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
* Voluntary participation.
* Program administered through Nationwide.
* Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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