Human Resources Intern
Come join our team as the Corporate Communications/Human Resources Intern! The Internship is for part-time work (18-25 hours/week) and pays $12.00 per hour. Hours may be flexed within our business hours to accommodate class schedules. This is a temporary/part-time position for a one-year duration.
This internship will provide professional development experience for a sophomore/junior/senior student pursuing a bachelor's degree who wishes to gain professional skills and experience in corporate communications, regulatory affairs and human resources. Work will be heavily weighted to corporate communications activities with some activities in HR and regulatory affairs, combined with some other business activities. The most appropriate candidate for this position will be actively pursuing a bachelor's degree in corporate communications, advertising, journalism, marketing, advertising, human resources or business management.
This position supports the Corporate Communications Representative or Specialist in the maintenance of the Cooperative website(s) (does not require web design software experience), graphic standards, creation of monthly internal and external communications, support the design and distribution of member service materials, produce and publish reports and advertisements; manage social and print media, and media and communications partner relations. Support promotion of Cooperative's products and services by assisting in the creation and implementation of advertising and promotional campaigns that are aligned with our Strategic goals and plans, and clearly demonstrate the Cooperative's Mission and Vision in all communications.
Communicate a positive Cooperative image and build member loyalty and understanding of NEC by assisting in the development of monthly local pages for Texas Co-op Power Magazine, and through the research, design and production of membership publications, brochures, press releases, media campaigns, social media, mass e-mails, and other areas that could enhance NEC's image/brand.
Support the professional administration of NEC youth programs including Youth Tour, Scholarship, Field Trips, and other youth education programs. Develop and distribute employee and member surveys and feedback instruments through coordination with appropriate stakeholders. Assist with the enhancement, design and implementation of internal communications. Support other Compliance Department activities including safety, human resources and regulatory affairs.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Must be in the process at the sophomore/junior/senior level of actively pursuing (as a full or part-time student) a bachelor's degree in a discipline related to corporate communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, human resources, or business management. Must possess strong communication skills in all areas-written, verbal, digital, graphics internal and external. Ability to collect, read and analyze statistical data, and interpret general industry and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write messaging (in all formats) for Cooperative, to include member and community communications, reports, business correspondence, and advertising public relations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, members, the media and the general public. Must have valid Texas Class C Drivers' License
Individual should have experience and knowledge of website maintenance, social media management, and knowledge of or ability to learn Adobe CS.
Nueces Electric Cooperative (NEC) is more than a non-profit, customer-owned, "at cost" electric utility. Founded in 1938, today NEC serves over 19,000 electric meters for consumers in eight South Texas counties surrounding the beautiful Texas Gulf Coast. Nueces Electric Cooperative is a proactive cooperative who is paving ways in the cooperative industry. In 2005, Nueces Electric Cooperative became the first electric cooperative to voluntarily deregulate. We are the only deregulated Electric Co-op in Texas and only one of a handful in the United States. NEC leadership started the conversation in 1999, and NEC membership voted to open to the electric choice market in 2000. In 2005, parent company, Nueces Electric Cooperative, officially introduced NEC Retail, the Co-op's competitive retail subsidiary. Today, NEC Retail serves the retail electric needs of over 32,000 consumers across Texas.
Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. EEO/AA-M/F/disability/protected veteran status
Corporate, Communications, Human Resources, Intern