Public & Government Affairs Internship

  • Location
    Dallas or Houston, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Dec 19

Position description

Applicants with experience or interest in public relations, communications, international affairs, and public policy. Prior experience in energy is not required.

As a Public & Government Affairs (P&GA) Intern, you will manage a specific project portfolio covering internal and/or external communications. Interns will have the opportunity to work in a variety of expertise areas, including global operations, media, communications, corporate branding/advertising, public policy, and corporate citizenship, among other areas. On each team, a premium is placed on strong writing skills. Interns will be able to create real-world communication products throughout their assignment.

Location: Interns will be located in Houston, Texas

Responsibilities may include

  • Advise and develop day-to-day internal and external communications plans to meet business objectives.
  • Develop social media strategy for key business lines.
  • Draft external communication materials: digital media, fact sheets, pamphlets, etc.
  • Support internal communications through a variety of mediums: employee forums, newsletters, video production, intranet sites, publications, etc.
  • Support corporate citizenship and sustainability programs.
  • Ensure that an integrated approach is considered for all communications, with consistency across all mediums (digital/traditional).


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (ability to understand and communicate complex issues); solid understanding of AP Style.
  • Current enrollment in a related bachelor’s degree or graduate program: business, media (journalism or communications), public policy/political science, and international studies backgrounds preferred but not required.
  • Previous internship or other experience in business, public relations, media, government, or policy.
  • Varied communications experience including writing and editing for print/digital media  
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders.

Successful candidates may have experience in the following or similar areas

  • Journalism – local, wire or national news organizations
  • U.S. Government – Senate, House of Representatives, Departments of State/Trade/Energy; or state government experience
  • Public relations/advertising agency or corporate experience for brands or companies
  • Advising business strategy for large national/multi-national brands/companies

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