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City Utilities of Springfield Communications & Community Relations Intern in Springfield, Missouri

Communications & Community Relations Intern - ( 24000105 )



Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 20-25 hours per week.

Position requires an employee to work between 20-25 hours per week during the school semesters, and preferred to work 40 hours per week during summer, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a calendar year. Each semester, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.


Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply. Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program. A student’s intern position will end within three months after graduation.


Under the direction of the Supervisor – Marketing & Communications or designee, provides various functions associated with all areas of the Communications and Community Relations department. including creative writing, content creation, community relations, media services, and CU educational programs.


  1. Writes copy for various projects such as video productions, social media posts, websites, digital channels, and printed materials.

  2. Assists in the timely development of strategies and implementation of Utility fundraising and community events.

  3. Assists with the scheduling of volunteers and other logistics related to the completion of internal and external events.

  4. Creates and/or edits PowerPoint presentations and other communication materials.

  5. Assists department with requests for setup of audio/visual equipment for company presentations and events.

  6. Provides administrative support to the department as needed.

  7. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by management.


Education and Experience:

Minimum of one year of college or university working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Media Services, or a related field is required. Six months of creative writing, video production, and/or marketing experience is preferred.


Must have a valid driver’s license (minimum Class F).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitie s :

  • Working knowledge of all office procedures, practices, and equipment.

  • Proficient in navigating Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with social media platforms, web development, and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Ability to:

  • Write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content.

  • Exceptional oral communication and interpersonal skills to convey information in a clear, concise manner.

  • Creative thinking and proven systematic organizational skills to work independently with minimal supervision, determine workload priorities to complete work in a timely manner, and identify and resolve problems.

  • Maintain confidentiality to ensure necessary security of utility and customer data.

  • Effectively handle numerous assignments simultaneously.

  • Work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Requirements:

Typically, sedentary work. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication. Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required. Performs bending and stooping for filing purposes.

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

  • New hires are informed of the requirements of the Internship Guidelines upon hire, and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment. Interns who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the internship and their employment may be terminated.

  • Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.

  • Employee must remain alert and aware of their surroundings at all times and maintain the ability to respond to changing circumstances in a timely manner.

  • May require occasional work hours outside the 8-5 timeframe, including weekends.


Interested applicants may apply online at under Careers/Search Jobs.


Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application .

Full/Part Time: : Part-time - Temporary

Work Schedule: : 8AM To 5PM MON-FRI

Work Locations : MO-Springfield

Department : Communications

Supervisor's Title: : Supervisor-Marketing & Communication

Pay Range: : Pay Range:

  • $13.00-$16.00 hourly

  • Dependent on classification

Job Posting : Apr 29, 2024, 10:17:44 AM

Req ID: 24000105