Blue Ridge Energy
  • 30-Jan-2019 to 31-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Corporate Office
  • Lenoir, NC, USA
  • Intern

The Community Relations intern is a full time, temporary member of the community relations department and is responsible for assisting in the implementation of ongoing community relations programs and enhancing program particulars.


Two years of more (rising junior) of progressive college level education in marketing, public relations, communications, business or related fields.


  • Provide necessary skills for the effective performance of the activities of the assigned position within policies and procedures and working with various cooperative stake holders including members, youth, teachers/educational leaders, and local non-profit organizations on a variety of established programs.
  • Assist in developing potential program enhancements for future implementation.
  • Provide assistance with analysis of implemented programs for future enhancement.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of departmental and company goals and objectives.


  • Must be able to work with very little supervision and be proactive in identifying and fulfilling responsibilities.
  • Must have ability to research and implement work plans, make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions.
  • Must have the ability to follow instructions, use good judgment, prioritize work, and pay attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines; as well as, work in harmony with many different personality types.
  • Must possess a strong ability to communicate in both verbal and written form.


  • Must have knowledge of basic marketing, public relations and communications practices.
  • The intern will be employed by and paid by a temporary employment agency; therefore, candidates must meet the requirements of Blue Ridge Energy and the hiring agency.
  • Work hours will be 8AM to 5PM from Monday to Friday to begin work mid-May and end the first week in August.
  • The individual should have a valid US driver's license, good driving record, and pass a pre-employment screening that includes a background check and drug screen.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others to accomplish goals and achieve successful results
  • Ability to follow instructions, use good judgment, prioritize work, pay attention to detail, and exhibit analytical reasoning.
  • Ability to adhere to safe work practices
  • Research and project management skills are required
  • Preference given to individuals who live in our service area
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