Summer 2019 Intern - State and Governmental Affairs

PSEG - Newark, NJ3.8

Requisition ID: 53281

Job Function/Category: University Recruiting

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Part Time

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

Looking to put your learning to the test and apply your education through an exciting summer opportunity with a Fortune 300 energy company? Come join a winning team with PSEG’s internship program. Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is a publicly traded (NYSE:PEG) diversified energy company headquartered in New Jersey, and one of the ten largest electric companies in the U.S.

PSEG is seeking an intern for the assist the State and Governmental Affairs (SGA) team in the Newark, NJ location – with opportunities to work on other sites including Trenton, NJ.

The successful candidates will support the State Government Affairs organization in identifying key political and policy issues impacting the business as well as assisting the organization in the implementation of PSEG’s public affairs objectives.

The position will require research and analysis to help inform the organization on various policy matters (with an emphasis on energy-related issues) and to ultimately determine PSEG’s position on them. This may entail: evaluating legislation, regulations, and white papers; reviewing the political landscape at the state, county, and municipal levels; devising plans to effectively communicate policy positions to internal business units, external stakeholders, and policymakers; and aiding the State Government Affairs organization in engaging key constituencies, including education and/or advocacy on various subjects.

Specific policy areas of interest include emerging issues and market dynamics impacting existing business models in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy.

The preparation of a briefing that is appropriate for executive-level communication regarding a critical business initiative is expected prior to the conclusion of the summer program.

The position is primarily based in Newark, NJ, with opportunities in the Trenton office as well as in the field.

Required Education/Skills: The successful candidate(s) must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Affairs, EBF or other similar/related major from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates must have completed sophomore level course work for consideration. Candidates must have excellent oral and verbal communication skills, with keen attention to detail. PSEG recognizes institutions of higher education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent. GPA information MUST be included on your resume for employment consideration.

All PSEG internship roles are paid at an hourly rate, however there are no benefits associated with these positions. Candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week over the summer period for the full 10-12 week period. We are targeting: Currently enrolled students with GPA of 3.0, staying in the NJ/NY/PA metro area for the duration of the internship and able to commute to the assigned work location. Housing, transportation, immigration Support will not be provided in association with these positions.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.