Intern, Corporate Communications

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro


This position offers a variety of opportunities including shadowing and assisting Corporate Communications team members to gain a better understanding of communications tasks within an energy transmission company.    

The internship will include creative assignments including photographing company events and team members, creating graphics, writing stories for the weekly company newsletter, and contributing to Corporate Communications team’s messaging.  


The intern will also perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help build a strong network within the Southern Star community and with fellow interns.


The position will be based at Southern Star headquarters in Owensboro, KY. Some travel to company events and field locations may be involved, including potential overnight stays.


A taxable housing stipend may be provided to obtain housing near the Southern Star work location if the successful candidate’s permanent home address and current college address is determined by Southern Star to be greater than reasonable driving distance from the assigned work location.


This is a paid summer internship.  Summer internships are 12-weeks in length and start no earlier than May 2023 and end no later than August 2023.



  • Assist/support Corporate Communications team on a daily basis
  • Gather and write engaging stories for weekly newsletter
  • Assist with creating graphics, layouts, and templates
  • Capture compelling photos of staff and Southern Star events
  • Assist Community Outreach Team with volunteer events


Qualifications:  To be considered for the Communications Summer Internship:


  • You must be 18 years of age by the start of the summer internship assignment and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 after each completed semester/term
  • You must be a US Citizen or US Person and have a valid driver’s license
  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited university/college pursuing a degree in communications, media, journalism, advertising, marketing, graphic design, or a related field
  • Experienced in writing/storytelling, photography, graphic design
  • Understanding of still camera functions and basic lighting
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Experience with graphic design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience creating social media campaigns


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