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Tennessee Valley Authority Spring 2022 External Relations Internship Application in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Spring 2022 External Relations Internship Application

Job ID:511956Location:CHATTANOOGA, TNRegular/Temporary:Temporary


Posting Open: 09/07/2021

Posting Closing: 11/05/2021

In compliance with federal vaccination requirements, TVA employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021. Offers of employment for this position are contingent upon receipt of acceptable documentation proving that the candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their established start date.

To be considered, GPA and anticipated graduation date must be stated on the resume. Internship opportunities are currently virtual. Hybrid options will be available based on CDC guidelines and federal regulations.

Eligibility Factors:

  • Must have completed at least 30 hours of college coursework

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Currently enrolled as a full time student

  • Have reached the age of 18 years old

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position, access requirements and essential job functions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    · Written and Oral Communication Skills

    · Planning and Organization Skills

    · Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook

    · Safety Skills and Awareness

    · Coordination and Collaboration Skills

    · Interpersonal Skills

Position Purpose:

Intern will develop an understanding of the assigned External Relations business unit, as it relates to its functional purpose and will learn standard work, strategies, philosophies, programs, and initiatives within the organization.

External Relations Business Units include:

External Strategy and Regulatory Oversight - Drives processes for development and execution of TVA’s external engagement strategies. Provides central services functions for all External Relations teams including project management and data analytics. Oversees the development, interpretation, and implementation of TVA’s retail regulatory responsibilities and proactively monitors financial health of local power companies (LPCs).

Regional Relations - Serves local power companies, direct serve customers, state and local governmental entities, and community partners across four regions (North, South, East, West) through managing relationships, delivering value-added services, and implementing regional community programs connected to our core mission of service.

Economic Development - Serves to attract new companies and investment to the TVA region, engage existing business and industries, and serve with our partners to help communities prepare for economic growth.

Federal Affairs - Serves as TVA’s liaison with Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, and key industry groups, to share information about TVA’s mission and operations and build relationships with important federal stakeholders.

Officeof the CEO- Strategically manages the CEO’s schedule and interactions with external stakeholders and internal staff and serves as liaison between the TVA Board and TVA leaders, staff, and external stakeholders while promoting and inclusive workplace environment and enforcing anti-discrimination laws.

Principal Accountabilities:

Example duties include:

  • Become familiar with the TVA business, organization, key decision makers, External Relations processes and procedures. Intern will have the opportunity to interact with External Relations leaders and team members while learning the key components that drive TVA’s strategic approach to external engagement.

  • Develop working knowledge of critical External Relations functions as outlined by the intern’s manager and business unit.

  • Learn to apply policies and procedures across the organizations; recommend continuous improvement changes in support of business needs, and proactively develop an understanding of policies, procedures, and culture and communicate these to new and existing employees.


Seeking majors in Business, Data Analytics, Marketing, Political Science, Public Relations, Public Administration, Communications, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields.

Position Locations: Positions are located throughout the TN Valley region with virtual options available.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at . TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

1) Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or

2) Email documents to [email protected]

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