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Communications Internship

UW-Stout Communications 

Intern

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Subcontractor, part-time, entry-level
REPORTS TO: Communications Manager
SALARY: $15/hour
BENEFITS ELIGIBLE: No
TRAVEL: 10%-25% Locally inside the project area 

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Communications Intern
Responsibilities & Duties

COMPANY SUMMARY:  Good Steward Consulting is a community engagement and outreach firm working exclusively in the renewable energy industry. We strategize and implement communication and public education/outreach campaigns within proposed project areas (utility-scale solar, wind, and storage). Visit us online for more information; goodstewardconsulting.com. 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Communications Intern is an important part of the client delivery team at Good Steward Consulting. This position holder is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager with local outreach to garner support, community engagement & education, event planning, and general public relations-related work. They will be expected to perform a variety of tasks, help keep long-term projects on track, and handle more urgent requirements for all members of the Senior Leadership Team (President, VP Finance, and VP Operations). This person is a self-starter, with a positive attitude who enjoys working through people to achieve tremendous results. A team player who loves a good challenge, has a high level of integrity, works diligently to exceed expectations, and who is also willing to follow and implement someone else’s vision while having fun with colleagues and clients. They understand the need for GSC to consistently deliver the HIGHEST quality service and work product.

POSITION SKILL SET:

  • Exhibits GSC Core Values: Grit/Resolve, Accountability, Creativity, and Energetic (GRACE). 

  • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal). 

  • Expert organizational skills and ability to multi-task. 

  • Creative and industrious with communication and community engagement ideas. 

  • Ability to work independently while maintaining engagement with the rest of the project team. 

  • Initiative to solve problems quickly for the benefit of the team. 

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with rural community members. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Find tabling opportunities on campus and in the project area (fairs, festivals, farmers markets) to promote the project, educate students/staff/faculty, and seek written support. 

    • Hand out project S.W.A.G., logo gear, business cards, and informational fliers publicly. 

    • Local representatives, Project Manager, or client company employees may also participate. 

  • Seek sponsorship or partnership opportunities with other organizations such as the university Office of Sustainability to expand outreach potential. 

  • Use social media to promote local outreach and events as approved by GSC Project Manager. 

  • Participate in weekly PR call with GSC and client company. 

  • Maintain weekly contact with GSC Project Manager and the project’s Local Representative. 

    • General administrative duties as directed such as running errands, greeting visitors, note-taking, conference call participation, emailing, etc.   

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attending an accredited university in pursuit of a degree in business, communications, marketing, public relations, sustainability, agriculture, or a related field. 

  • Ability to work remotely as a contractor with access to a personal computer and mobile phone. 

  • Knowledge of Microsoft 365 and Office. 

  • Valid driver’s license required. 

  • Background check required. 

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