Public & Government Affairs Students Seeking Internship

  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Sep 18

Position description

Who we’re looking for: Students 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 various internal and/or external communications projects. Interns will have exposure and the opportunity to contribute in a variety of areas, including global operations, media, communications, corporate branding/advertising, public policy, and corporate citizenship, among other areas. The number one quality we look for is a strong writing skillset. Interns will have the chance to build their portfolios with real-world communication products. 

Location: Houston, Texas

Responsibilities may include

  • Develop internal and external communications plans.
  • Develop social media strategy for industry-leading projects.
  • Draft external communication materials: digital media, fact sheets, pamphlets, etc.
  • Support issues management/research into energy/economic/foreign policy issues
  • Support internal communications through a variety of mediums: employee forums, newsletters, video production, intranet sites, publications, etc.
  • Support corporate citizenship and sustainability programs.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; ability to understand and communicate complex issues; familiarity with conventions of AP Style; good presentation skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders.

Successful candidates may have experience in the following or similar areas

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

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