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Nebraska Public Power District Communications Intern in Columbus, Nebraska

Communications Intern


Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Communications Intern located at the Columbus General Office in Columbus , Nebraska . Position closes December 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

This is a temporary position available from approximately May 20, 2024 through August 23, 2024 (depending on student availability). The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, with the expectation of working from the Columbus office 2-3 days each week. Please include portfolio samples in application.

Position Summary

The incumbent will assist in planning, developing, and implementing communication for internal and external audiences; create written and graphic content, and coordinate photos, graphics and video to be used in the layout and design of print and digital publications. The incumbent will also assist with planning and coordinating special events and will design and implement attractive assets that communicate with purpose for our customers. This will include communication and coordination with internal subject matter experts as well as external customers.

Education, Training and Experience

The intern must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university carrying a minimum of 12 semester units/credits or 8 quarter units with freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing with a desire to pursue a career in Mass Communications, Web Design, Communications, Advertising, Sales, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Internet Marketing, Data Analytics, Data Science or related fields and must maintain enrollment. Junior or senior status is preferred.Students enrolled in Associate Programs but planning on pursuing a bachelor's degree will be considered if proof of a 4-year plan can be demonstrated.

The internship/training must be in the student's field of study. College credit may apply to some internships.

The intern should have strong brand management, media, data and analytic skills, composition skills, customer service, and familiarity with layout, design, and photo/video systems. Social media knowledge and content management systems are desired. Utility knowledge is a plus.

Licenses and/or Certifications

None required.

Please include portfolio samples in application.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking ability.

Must work well within a team environment and focus on safety; have a disciplined work ethic and a commitment to quality work products.

Have growth-mindset and eagerness to learn.

Ability and/or willingness to work with various software to create graphics using graphic design software, such as Adobe editing products (Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop)

Familiarity with sound and audio equipment and video editing software.

Assist with various graphic design projects, including layout and design for various public relations requests.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

Assist with multi-media projects such as Illuminate Nebraska video creation and other requests received by Corporate Communications. Assist in planning and coordination of summer outreach events such as the Nebraska State Fair, community parades, career fairs, and the Well Fargo Nebraska Open.

Manage, organize, and lead content within MediaBank, NPPD’s digital asset and content management solution.

Work closely with our financial department to redesign and refresh our Rating Agency Report.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus

Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion


Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information - $18.00 per hour

Travel Required: Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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