DCSEU MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNStarting at $15/hrSpring/Summer: 37 hours per weekFlexible Start Date The DCSEU is looking for passionate, driven, and creative members to join our team. They will work with DCSEU on high impacts projects focused on our mission to provide energy savings to local businesses and residents. ResponsibilitiesJob Summary:The Marketing and Communications Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist the DCSEU in management of marketing and public relations materials, content, and the website supporting DCSEU programs and services. Candidates must be fast learners, organized, energetic, analytical, and proactive. Using creative thinking and exceptional customer focus, the Intern partners with VEIC’s internal Marketing team and serves as an integral member of the Marketing team while contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating work environment.Diversity & Inclusion statement:We are committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply.Essential Functions:Assists with the organization, collection, and production of stories, photos, and video content in support of the DCSEU’s website and social media content.Assists with the development of paid, earned, shared, and owned media plans to promote the DCSEU brand and programs.Assists with the planning of and participates in marketing events and assists with display of marketing materials inside and outside the DCSEU office (Please note: DCSEU staff are currently working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic and events are currently virtual).Assists with monitoring and upkeep of web content to ensure accuracy of program information, dates, forms, and seasonal updates.Assists with the DCSEU’s public relations efforts, including identifying potential media contacts and outlets for the DCSEU to pitch to.Participates in small design projects, such as program material updates, flyers and social media content.Provides support to Marketing and Communications Team and supports other marketing projects as needed.Knowledge and Experience:Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC.Pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, public relations, public affairs, graphic design, or other field related to marketing/communications desired.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software on Mac and PC platform.Knowledge of or experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) a huge plus.Strong communication skills: ability to convey complex information in accessible and relatable language.Interest in, if not familiarity with, Energy Justice and how it can apply to emerging technologies and services.Working Conditions:Internal – Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.). No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.External – No travel is required.Physical Demands:Most duties are performed from a seated position. There is potential for eyestrain from reading detailed materials and computer screen. Deadlines, workloads during peak periods and changing priorities may cause increased stress levels. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying objects weighing of approximately 40 pounds such as files, documents, and computer equipment and materials though is not required should this not be possible for any reason. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards at a moderate skill level. Repetitive motion injuries may occur. Company will provide adaptive devices as needed.