Communications / Public Relations Internship
OVERVIEW OF INTERNSHIP: The communications intern will help develop and implement a social media plan, grassroots outreach plan and membership development process for the Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI), a nonprofit association of public and private-sector entities focused on enhancing and improving energy-related activities in Missouri.
- help improve MEI’s social media presence
- help organize special events
- publicize MEI events and programs
- prepare an issue of MEI quarterly newsletter
- enhance MEI websites
- update statewide media list
- expand mailing list for emails and newsletters
The Communications Intern reports to the Program Manager and the Executive Director.
Work schedule: 10-20 hours per week, with flexible hours, from late May to early August
- Student must have completed at least their junior year of college, and have experience in performing the communications functions listed under skills below.
- Student must be majoring in communications, public relations, social media or journalism.
- Working at the Jefferson City office of MEI is preferred, but the work can also be handled remotely. However, if the student is working remotely, he or she will need to come to the MEI office at the beginning of the internship and halfway through.
- Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, research and speaking.
- Excellent interpersonal skills both in-person and by phone, with strong professionalism
- Understanding of advocacy and media relations in the nonprofit/policy arena.
- Understanding of the communication plan development process
- Self-starter with ability to work independently and manage time effectively
- Commitment to producing quality work
- Highly organized with attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines
- Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress and Google apps.
Compensation: Although this is an unpaid internship, it offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience in implementing what is learned in the classroom in a great working environment. Interns have the chance to grow professionally and network, making significant contacts in the business and energy communities. MEI will work with your college or university to provide proper credit and oversight.
Number of Positions: 1
APPLICATION PROCESS: We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jan Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2017.