Communications Intern (International Programs)

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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Help with all communications activities supporting NRECA International that will help establish a new and strong communications program--a new and exciting development for NRECA. This will include (but not limited to)
Write/draft website content, press releases, articles
Establish relevant lists of contacts (media and influencers) that should/will receive information about NRECA International
Monitor and produce reports for online/print publications for issues relevant to NRECA International
Monitor and produce analytics reports for social media sites
Respond to the NRECA International staff''s ad-hoc communications needs
Organize and archive video/photo galleries
Purpose and Mission
Draft content for the International website, and other relevant publications (i.e. StraightTalk, RE Magazine)
Post pre-approved content for social media outlets
Monitor social media and other media outlets for issues relevant to NRECA International
Archive and organize existing video/photos from various international projects
Identify photos for web content or media use
Work with NRECA International staff/GR staff working on international program issues, with any writing/communications support requests
Requirements and Qualifications
Journalism/Communications degree program with a interest in International Development
Solid writing skills
Strong interest in international development
Strong organizational skills
Comfortable with social media
Strong interpersonable skills
Ability to work with grace under pressure
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
Amount of Travel
Job Title : Communications Intern (International Programs)
Location : Arlington, VA, US

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