Media Relations Intern

Company Name:
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.
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Summary
Provide research and media relations support.
Purpose and Mission
The media relations intern will be a full member of the media relations team during the internship, participating in messaging meetings, staff meetings and planning events. During this experience, the media relations intern will observe how the media relations team works with the array of internal stakeholders to craft communications plans that serve the needs of our more than 900 cooperative members.
draft press releases and content for ;
monitor media (including social media) coverage of NRECA issues;
research media contact lists;
build media contact lists;
attend public events, including hearings on Capitol Hill;
help the media relations unit prepare for 2014 regional meetings.
Requirements and Qualifications
Public Relations, Political Science, Journalism or English degree progam
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Social media experience;
An interest in politics, policy and media.
This is an intern position.
3.0 or above GPA required and Must be a rising junior or senior
Dates: May 19th thru August 8th, 2014
Wages: $17 per hour
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Amount of Travel
Job Title : Media Relations Intern
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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