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Category: Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Type: Standard

Location: Kansas City

Starts: May. 12, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

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It’s never too early to start searching for your dream career.  If you’re ready to apply the principles you’ve been learning at school in the real world,  Evergy is the place for you.  Hands-on experience is what our internship programs are all about.  Our programs offer students an opportunity to gain insight and meaningful experience while also allowing us to identify talented prospective employees.  Many of our interns go on to develop successful careers at Evergy.

As an intern,  you’ll have real responsibilities,  and you’ll work on productive assignments with actual business interactions.  We know that you work hard,  so we help you play hard while you are here.  We provide a number of intern events throughout the summer to burn some extra energy,  including volunteer events,  power plant tours,  lunch and learns,  and more.

PAY RANGE:  $15.00-  $18.00

Scheduled Work Hours:  Monday -  Friday,  flexible hours between 8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities

Intern Description:

Under general direction,  assist Corporate Communications team members with message and campaign development and execution for internal and external audiences.  May also be responsible for performing routine administrative functions.

Job tasks include but not limited to:

  • Support executive management in the preparation of speeches,  letters,  speaking points as needed.
  • Under general direction,  develop and implement innovative communications plans and programs for news media,  consumer groups,  customers,  employees and other targeted audiences.
  • Assist in the management of special communications and/or special events through the development of written or visual pieces for company publications,  news media kits,  fact sheets,  letters,  speeches and speaking points.
  • Community relations and public speaking.
  • Social media &  marketing aptitude.
  • Assisting our Government Affairs and Community Relations as needed.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule –  some evening and weekend work required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:

MBA graduate student or upper-class undergraduate student in good standing with the School of Business,  Journalism or Communications.  Public Relations emphasis is preferred.

Skills,  Knowledge and Abilities Required:

Must be able to effectively use oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively with others in a team environment.  Must be able to apply analytical thinking,  creative problem solving,  and sound reasoning.  Must have high ethical standards and the ability to remain independent.  Must have the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities at the same time.  Must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills including being organized,  self-motivated,  dependable,  perceptive,  decisive,  objective,  tactful,  assertive,  and persuasive.  Must possess the ability to present a professional image to obtain the confidence,  trust and cooperation of the customer.

Working Conditions:

Normal office working conditions.  Ability to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure.  Must have excellent work record including good attendance.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Evergy has a clear mission –  To empower a better future.  Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First.  We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company,  we need a team with a variety of backgrounds,  perspectives and skills.  So,  our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.  We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone –  regardless of race,  color,  religion,  gender,  gender identity or expression,  sexual orientation,  national origin,  genetics,  disability,  age,  or veteran status –  has a voice and can bring their best every day.  We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are,  the better we will be.  Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer:  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,  responsibilities,  and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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