The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to have student volunteer opportunities open for Communication and Public Relations majors within our Office of Public Affairs. Our Student Volunteer program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with meaningful opportunities to explore Federal service while in school. The Internship provides manager’s a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. We are looking for climate ambitious leaders who are ready to tackle climate change.
Students selected from this announcement will be assigned to the Office of Public Affairs in the Headquarters Office of the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. They will perform a wide variety of duties in the recruitment, performance management, employee onboarding, and leadership development fields and help meet DOE’s mission and the student’s learning objectives.
As an (List department)Student Volunteer, you will: (List tasks student will complete here)
§ Utilize Microsoft Office skills to design, analyze and create documents and/or presentations to support programs
§ Draft tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts and other social media ideas
§ Pitch to the digital director different way to engage audiences and push the Secretaries agenda
§ Run analytics and write reports on successes of varying social media posts
§ Review standard forms, reports and/or other documents for accuracy and completeness
§ Research program needs and prepare documents for various projects
§ Participate in special projects, as needed
§ Provide administrative support and coordination assistance to Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional recruitment, performance and development efforts
· Experience managing a organizations social media account or writing social media for non-personal accounts
· Strong analytical and oral and written communication skills.
· Skills in dealing with others in a work relationship; and
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· An interest in the DOE’s mission, especially regarding tackling climate change.
· Detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently.
· Able to work as a team and accept constructive criticism.
· Successful applicants will work from home [telecommute]. DOE will not provide IT equipment. Successful applicants must have operating computer systems compatible with DOE operating programs.
· U.S. Citizenship is required