Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
1/6/2018
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Industry:
Government
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Job Description

NREL’s Communications & Public Affairs Office is hiring a student intern to create internal and external print and digital materials and support public affairs activities. The position requires strong writing and editing skills, ability to create content for publication across multiple platforms, and ability to manage communications projects in a variety of formats. The position requires attention to detail and quality standards and skill in maintaining good working relationships with colleagues.

The selected candidate will work closely with NREL communication and public affairs professionals to produce a variety of internal and external print and digital materials and assist in the delivery of public affairs programs. Duties generally include research, writing/creating, and editing print and digital content such as news stories, Web and social media, digital signage, brochures, reports, exhibits, and multi-media, as well as supporting the delivery of NREL’s community, education and workforce development, and visitor programs. The selected candidate will work under the direction of other colleagues and will work closely with project managers, writers, editors, digital content producers, and designers. The selected candidate must follow NREL editorial style, comply with NREL and DOE print and electronic publication policies, ensure high-quality products, and be comfortable interacting with external stakeholders.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution.
Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.
Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:
Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.

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Preferred Qualifications

Strong writing, editing, and digital content production skills. Experience creating content for print, web, social, video, and other digital platforms for community, employee, executive, news media, and stakeholder audiences. Advanced PowerPoint skills a plus. Experience publishing content across integrated and multi-platform channels. Experience interacting with external stakeholders. Web content management system (CMS), social media publishing, and analytics measurement experience. Familiarity with renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Policy

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

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About National Renewable Energy Laboratory

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today's energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.