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Job Description

NREL’s Communications & Public Affairs Office has an opening for an intern to support communications and public affairs activities in the Laboratory Communications Public Affairs Section. The position requires knowledge of public relations and/or marketing/communications with a desire to advance skills through practical application. The position involves supporting laboratory community events and exhibits, coordinating public educational and community programs and NREL Education Center activities, and preparing related communications for print and digital platforms. The position requires attention to detail and quality standards with skill in maintaining good working relationships with colleagues. The selected candidate will work closely with other NREL communication and public affairs professionals to support a variety of internal and external projects and assignments.

Duties include supporting delivery of NREL’s community, education, event and visitor programs as well as writing/creating content such as employee communications and event materials. Responsibilities include ability to interact with NREL employees and a variety of external stakeholders and the public representing NREL external activities. The selected candidate will work under the direction of the public affairs section leader and closely with team leaders associated with stakeholder relations, visitor relations, community outreach and laboratory events.

The selected candidate must comply with NREL and DOE policies and guidelines and communications and public affairs guidelines and best practices.


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.


Preferred Qualifications

Strong Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation working knowledge

Excellent presentation and public engagement abilities

Excellent writing and content development skills

Organized work style and attention to detail

Event coordination experience

Understanding of scientific and energy related topics


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.


EEO Policy

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