Intern, Graphic Design

Job Locations US-KY-Owensboro


Southern Star is currently seeking highly motivated and energetic students or recent graduates to join our team as summer interns. The Corporate Communications Intern is exposed to a variety of project-based assignments and will receive mentorship, detailed orientation and training, and valuable work assignments. 


Company Overview: 

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, providing quality service since 1904. Southern Star takes pride in being an employer of choice. Southern Star provides a modern working environment that is fun, friendly, inclusive, and diverse. Our business is more than just transporting and storing natural gas. It's about the people who make it happen and the communities we serve. 


Job Overview: 

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. 



  • This is a 12-week, competitively paid summer internship starting in May and ending in August. 
  • Interns work 40 hours per week with paid company holidays. 
  • 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. 
  • Participants are eligible for full-time employment upon successful completion of the Southern Star internship program. 


  • 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 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • 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 authorized to work in the United States. 
  • 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, and graphic design 
  • Understanding of still camera functions and basic lighting. 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop and InDesign. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. 
  • Experience creating campaign layouts. 


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