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Summer 2019: Dominion Energy - Media Relations Intern

Jan 14, 2019

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

Job Summary

  • This intern position requires a highly proficient candidate willing to be flexible in support of various roles and responsibilities. 
  • The successful candidate will report to a senior Media Relations specialist who will make appropriate assignments typically on a deadline.
  • The position will support various teammates on internal and external projects ranging from public relations issues, customer/media-facing complaint issues and project communications planning.
  • The candidate should have the flexibility to work afterhours as needed and during storm restoration events.
  • Adept in creative ideas for promoting positive company news.

Specific duties include:

  • Keep up-to-date with news coverage related to Dominion Energy.
  • Pitch positive community-related news stories and follow up with possible event.
  • Write articles for publication in internal/external news channels.
  • Create content/video for multi-media platforms, such as news releases, social media and company website.
  • Collaborate with Media Relations reps when assisting with individual projects.
  • Assist in storm restoration events by traveling to assigned service area, answering media line and supporting media rep.
  • Draft communications plans as requested.
  • Research and benchmarking work as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills. 
  • Good written communications is essential to this position.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self Starter
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint program
  • Valid driver's license
  • Cross-communications skills with social media channels is beneficial 
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited 4 year college or university
  • Ability to work potentially long, odd hours during major storms
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date in May 2020 or later.

Education Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college or university majoring in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date in May 2020 or later.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
    • Prefer a student with a 3.0 or greater.

Working Conditions


Test Description

No Testing Required

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