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Corporate Communications Intern


Columbus, NE, US, 68602

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Corporate Communications Intern located at Columbus General Office in Columbus. The position closes March 4, 2020.  This position will report to the Director of External Affairs and Corporate Communications.


This is a temporary position starting approximately May 18, 2020 and will end approximately August 28 , 2020 (depending on student availability).  Work schedule is Monday through Friday; 40 hours/week.

Position Summary

The incumbent assists in planning, developing and implementing communication plans for the internal and external audiences; creates written and graphic content, and coordinates photos, graphics and video to be used in the layout and design of print and digital publications.  The incumbent will also assist with educational programming, planning and coordinating special events.

Education, Training and Experience

The intern must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university carrying a minimum of 12 semester units/credits or 8 quarter units with freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing with a major in journalism, communications, advertising, consumer engagement, marketing or public relations and must maintain enrollment.  Junior or senior status is preferred.


Students enrolled in Associate Programs but planning on pursuing a bachelor's degree will be considered if proof of a 4-year plan can be demonstrated.


The internship/training must be in the student's field of study.  College credit may apply to some internships.


The intern must have strong composition skills, customer service and familiarity with layout, design and photo/video systems.  Social media knowledge and content management systems desired.  Utility knowledge a plus.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Not applicable

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assist with story writing, layout and design, public relations activities and educational programming. 


Participate in communication efforts; assist and coordinate special events.


Assist in the planning and creation of NPPD's corporate marketing, advertising and community outreach efforts.


Must work well within a team enviornment and focus on safety; have a disciplined work ethic and a commitment to quality work products preferred.


Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $15.00 per hour  

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln