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2024 Summer Community Engagement Intern

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00933966

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Job Title:  Community Engagement Intern 

Job Code:  INT033 


NiSource Internship Program Introduction 

The 12-week NiSource Internship program starting May 20th, is a multi-faceted development experience that provides our interns with challenging and meaningful work that impacts the communities we serve. As a NiSource intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from senior leadership and build professional relationships with employees across our company. The NiSource Internship program also incorporates workshops to learn about NiSource, the energy industry and infuses learning and development opportunities that sharpen your professional skills. The robust program will aid in building the fundamentals needed to enter the energy workforce upon graduation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Incumbent is required to be a full/part time student or graduation of an accredited university or college. 

  • Assists with public relations projects and programs, including charitable giving campaigns and community volunteer events. 

  • Serves as brand ambassador at targeted community events to promote core company messages across the Columbia Gas of Ohio service territory. (ex. energy efficiency, safe digging, energy assistance, renewable energy educations, career opportunities etc.) 

  • Updates community stakeholder lists. 

  • Develops news content related to community events and engagement for internal communications intranet (MySource) and internet ( including photo and video. 

  • Supports social media activity. 

  • Research and identify opportunities to further engage in our communities and extend our outreach to customers across the Columbia Gas of Ohio service territory.  

  • Develop strategy to track Columbia Gas of Ohio’s community engagement efforts and measure outreach. 

  • Work with Communications to develop strategy to share our community engagement efforts with internal and external stakeholders. 


Required Qualifications for Position 

  • A journalism, public relations, communications or related undergraduate path with strong writing and organizational skills. 

  • Willing to travel throughout the Columbia Gas of Ohio service territory to attend and support events. 

  • Must be a rising junior/senior or college graduate

  • A self-starter, able manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of communications, public relations, planning, implementation and evaluation desirable. 

  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship. 


Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

  • Intermediate skill level with Adobe Suite (Photoshop specifically) 

  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft programs (specifically Excel) 

  • Photography, videography or editing background  



This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position. 

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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