Environmental Communications and Outreach Internship

Portland General Electric - Portland, OR3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $26,000 - $36,000 a year

For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Environmental Communications and Outreach Internship (S18-057)

The intern supports Environmental Services in developing communication materials for diverse audiences, monitoring and providing content for social media channels, assisting with outreach events, and helping develop a positive community of environmental stakeholders within the company and beyond.

Some things you can expect to work on during this internship:
Create, edit, and publish content for PGE’s environmental social media channel and monthly e-newsletters

Accompany staff to document and photograph/film field work

Monitor PGE news, relevant social media discussion and other online content; identify communication gaps

Support the team during outreach events, discuss PGE environmental programs with public stakeholders

Organize Environmental Services outreach materials, including photos and other resources

Update webpages and other outreach materials to ensure quality and accuracy

Develop, design, and write communications for environmental services (short articles, flyers, etc.)

Actively participate in training activities and intern development opportunities, as assigned.

To be considered, you must have the following:
High school diploma plus at least one year of college-level coursework in environmental science, biology, writing, communications, journalism, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interest in and basic knowledge of issues related to fish and wildlife, water quality, energy, environmental stewardship, or hydropower

Knowledge of social media (including business purpose and strategy)

Knowledge of writing conventions (e.g. AP style)

Knowledge of computer systems and communications software, including Microsoft office, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

Basic knowledge of utility industry (preferred)

To submit an application, follow this link: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=S18-057

Or, visit our website at www.portlandgeneral.com/careers.

Internship positions typically begins in June through the end of September.

Additional requirements:
To be eligible for PGE’s Summer Internship program, you must be at least 18 years old as of June 1, 2019 and have met one of the following criteria:

A high school senior who has enrolled in a college or trade school

A current college or trade school student who is returning to college or a trade school in the fall of 2019 as a full-time student

A recent 2018 – 2019 college graduate

You must provide verification of your student status by submitting your college transcript (an unofficial one is acceptable) or letter of acceptance to a college or trade school with your online application. You will have the opportunity to upload your documents during the online application process. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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