PPL Corporation Summer 2023 External Affairs Intern - Rhode Island Energy in Providence, Rhode Island
Company Summary Statement
Rhode Island Energy provides essential energy services to over 770,000 customers across Rhode Island through the delivery of electricity or natural gas. Our team is dedicated to helping Rhode Island customers and communities thrive while supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. Rhode Island Energy is part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient, and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.
Company Summary Statement
Rhode Island Energy provides essential energy services to over 770,000 homes and businesses across Rhode Island through the delivery of electricity and natural gas. Our team is dedicated to helping Rhode Island customers and communities thrive, while supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. Rhode Island Energy is part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions.
We've got an electric future. The energy industry is an exciting place, full of developing technology and new customer service possibilities. Rhode Island Energy is looking for Interns who can help us provide strong, reliable, affordable electric service to more than a million customers in Rhode Island, while adapting to new opportunities that are changing our industry. People depend on us and we deliver. We'd love to have you on board as we tackle that challenge, in new ways, every day.
An Intern is a temporarily employed college student in an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, who is offered a work-study program designed to give college students practical work experience in their field of study. This program often helps students determine career interests. Beyond the scope of the actual tasks performed, the student becomes familiar with a corporate environment and gains practical skills and knowledge to supplement their classroom experience.
Gain experience and exposure to practical applications within the utility industry. Individual normally works under close supervision; performs a variety of projects that have specific instructions and expected results.
As an intern, you will be assigned to a Supervisor and/or a Coach/Mentor.
You will be assigned day-to-day tasks as well as a project that will last the duration of your assignment. The project may be a team effort or individual.
At the end of your internship, you will present to a team of company employees the results of your project and overall summary of your experience.
This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.
In the Communications and Community Engagement the intern will support in the design, development, and deployment of communications messaging, channels of engagement, and associated activities to broaden outreach of a variety of company key topic areas, especially with key utility energy messages appropriate for the time period (bill assistance, energy investments, clean energy & climate change, etc.). Moreover, this opportunity will look to provide support, management, and coordination activities associated with the company’s community engagement and volunteering programs (Empowering Communities).
Enrolled in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree in communications or commuinty outreach from an accredited college or university program.
GPA requirement: 3.00 or higher
Eligible to work in the United States in accordance with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations.
Able to provide an official student transcript and other required information.
Able to work in a team environment.
Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Travel within the service territory may be required.
Possess a valid driver's license from state of residence
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The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.
Job Locations US-RI-Providence
Category Internships & Co-ops
Position Type Regular
# of Openings 1
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Experience Level Intern
Company Rhode Island Energy
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