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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Editorial Intern in Springfield, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking students in a journalism or communications-related curriculum to fill an internship at our Headquarters facility in Springfield, Missouri, within the corporate communications department. This is a paid internship and may be available for cooperative credit. This position offers part-time employment during fall 2021 with the opportunity to continue into spring 2022. Normal working days are Monday through Friday.

Qualified applicants must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a communications-related field and be enrolled in school at the time of the internship. Candidates with journalism experience preferred, including experience with AP style, interviewing and fact checking. Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer experience with Word required; experience with other programs like Excel and PowerPoint desired. This intern will assist with internal and external communications, public and member relations, including reporting, writing, editing, research, proofreading, archiving and photography. Additional opportunities may include special events planning and execution; trade show booth exhibits; website content; presentations (PowerPoint); and brochure content.

AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information below if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

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This position also requires at least two writing samples to be uploaded (as one file) you have completed.

Internal & External posting date: 6/18/2021

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associate Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.