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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Editorial/Journalism Internship in Springfield, Missouri

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry. We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At AECI, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, your opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry with a growing company are endless.

Editorial/Journalism Internship

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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 the fall and spring semesters with the opportunity to continue full time during the summer. Normal working days are Monday through Friday.

Qualified applicants must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field. 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 relations, advertising and marketing projects, 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 www.aeci.org/careers 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) and at least two writing samples (uploaded as one file) you have completed.

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.