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Duquesne Light Company 2022 Summer Internship- Community Relations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

  • Supports the Community Relations team in charitable giving, volunteerism and sustainability strategy initiatives.

  • Solicits and coordinates volunteer and employee engagement opportunities.

  • Reviews and assists in processing charitable contributions.

  • Communicates with community partners to promote charitable giving and community initiatives.

  • Collaborates with community partners on providing meaningful volunteer opportunities for employees.

  • Supports employees in creating volunteer events and tracking volunteer time.

  • Assists with preparing materials and resources for employee giving campaign.

  • Organizes and tracks grant documentation.

  • Attends both internal and external meetings as well as volunteer and community events, as appropriate.


Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, employee engagement, sustainability and/or community development. Candidates must have completed their sophomore year of studies.


Experience managing programs and/or projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as organization and time management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment. Must have a passion for uplifting and supporting community needs.

Physical requirements:

Work will be conducted in a hybrid environment with some time working remotely, and some time required to be in-office/on-site. Candidates must be within close proximity to Pittsburgh.


Applicants must be able to successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and social media screen.

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Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.