LEAP Internship 2020

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2020-03-13T00:00:00

Close: 2020-04-19T00:00:00

Status: ft

Compensation: $14.75 per hour


Our mission...
To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

LEAP (Learn-Experience-Accomplish-Progress) is the DCBS internship program that was
launched the summer of 2017. The program is designed to provide participants with an idea of
what a career with DCBS looks like, and the tools to successfully compete for future recruitments. Interns will work alongside existing staff on projects in addition to spending time in the classroom with their fellow interns. All interns will work on a final project presentation with the help of an assigned supervisor in one of our divisions.

This intern position is with the Division of Financial Regulation (DFR). DFR’s mission supports that of the department by protecting Oregonians’ access to fair products and services through education, regulation, and consumer assistance. The division is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, the availability and affordability of financial products, and the fair treatment of consumers. Functions include licensing, regulating, and monitoring the conduct of banks, credit unions, financial services providers, health care service contractors, insurance companies, and licensed or registered agents of such entities.

This intern position is not represented by a union.

There are 6 positions in various divisions of the Agency. Each positions has a unique project and unique requirements. Please visit https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site and search “LEAP” to see each position.

To learn more about this program, please visit the LEAP website.


What you will do (6 projects for 6 positions):

As a LEAP intern on the Communications team, you will be part of our communications team helping with graphic design and web projects that may include creation of fliers, web updates, animations, creation of social media graphics, publications, posters, video, and infographics using advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills. You will be assigned projects as part of our team, receive feedback from our designers, public information officers, and other communications professionals.

As a LEAP intern for the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, you will complete and present a project regarding program implementation, health policy innovations, or training based on individual interests and needs of the division.

As the Insurance Product Regulation and Compliance Intern you will help the agency to prepare for a “Filers” conference. You will assist in the coordination of the logistics of the conference (date, time, place, training materials), assembling agendas, and coordinating technology for the event.

As an Drug Price Transparency Team Intern, you will develop materials and resources that the team can be used as part of their outreach efforts to Oregonians about reporting prescription drug prices. This will include contacting external stakeholders to discuss their needs and internal staff to coordinate efforts for potential solutions as well as utilizing program and division data to create visual communications.

As an intern for the Insurance Product Regulation and Compliance section you will develop an outward facing “preparing for your upcoming market conduct exam” and initial questionnaire documents that will provide regulated entities insight into what we are asking for, data security measures for documentation we retain, etc. You will also work on developing a mental health parity compliance tool that is Oregon specific.

Social media marketing: If interested in this focus, you would conduct online marketing initiatives, such as paid ad placement, and Public Education and Consultation Services promotions on social media in support of Oregon OSHA’s mission. You would learn how to put your creativity and analytical skills to use at a large organization, and how to work with an experienced team of program developers and multimedia experts. In addition, you would learn how to analyze data to track trends, and design posts and ads using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Video editing: If you’re interested in this focus, you would edit, organize, and string together footage, audio, and graphics that present stories with maximum effect in support of Oregon OSHA’s mission. You would learn how to put your creativity, and development skills to use at a large organization, and how to work with an experienced team of video editors, directors, and producers. In addition, you would learn how to develop, design, and create new applications, ideas and products using advanced Adobe Creative Cloud skills.


What you need to qualify:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in college at least half time at the time of application; AND
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the time the program starts on June 15, 2020

Requested Skills for most positions:

  • General computer skills
  • Beginning to intermediate skills with Microsoft Office
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional business writing skills and business etiquette

Some positions may request some of the skills below:

  • Ability to conduct research
  • Graphic arts and design skills
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Communication – be able to work with managers and ask the right questions to define specific functions and application rights needed, within a specific rules. Manage and communicate requirements which may include obtaining and maintaining consensus.
  • Business Analysis - Elicit business requirements through brainstorming, analyzing documents, conducting interviews, observing work processes, prepping and analyzing documents. Identify business needs and problems and opportunities. Ability to summarize information gathered to be worked from by technical staff.
  • Self-Starter – works with minimal direction. Takes initiative to schedule meetings, raise issues, keeps documentation up to date.
  • Organizational skills – Must maintain and track lots of information and put together information.
  • Social Media Focus:
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Video Editing Focus:

  • Development environment software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects; Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology
  • Music or sound editing software – Adobe Audition, Audacity, WaveLab, Acoustica
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects Hot technology ; Apple Final Cut Pro; Boris FX Continuum Complete; Windows Media Services
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.



For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.