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Category: Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Jul. 25, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric!   Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities -  all within a family friendly and community centric culture.    Our purpose is simple -  to provide safe,  reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners.  At Associated Electric,  one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation,  opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.


We are currently seeking students in a journalism or communications-related curriculum to fill an internship at our Headquarters facility in Springfield,  Missouri,  within the corporate communications department.  This is a paid internship and may be available for cooperative credit.  This position offers part-time employment during spring and fall semesters with the opportunity for full time during the summer.  Normal working days are Monday through Friday.


Qualified applicants must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a communications-related field and be enrolled in school at the time of the internship.  Candidates with journalism experience preferred,  including experience with AP style,  interviewing and fact checking.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer experience with Word required;  experience with other programs like Excel and PowerPoint desired.  This intern will assist with internal and external communications,  public and member relations,  including reporting,  writing,  editing,  research,  proofreading,  archiving and photography.  Additional opportunities may include special events planning and execution;  trade show booth exhibits;  website content;  presentations (PowerPoint);  and brochure content.   

To apply for a position,  please visit  and complete your profile.   You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e.  resume,  cover letter)  and apply for a position.  Please upload your most recent transcript (unofficial copy is sufficient). This position also requires at least two writing samples to be uploaded (as one file).

AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  Please reference the contact information below if you require assistance in filling out an application.  Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

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