Renewable Energy Group Intern, Corporate Affairs in Ames, Iowa

POSITION PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to assist the Corporate Affairs team with internal and external communications, media relations, event management, and government affairs activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Key Accountabilities:

Corporate Communications

  • Aid in internal branding program including print and electronic projects

  • Research and write articles for staff newsletter to advance corporate culture and information processes

Media Relations

  • Successfully integrate social mediums into earned media strategy for search engine optimization program

  • Monitor industry trends and news to better position REG for media pick-up within the biodiesel industry and fueling industry

Government Affairs

  • Gain a general understanding of the renewable fuels industry through on-site training and industry research

  • Research, monitor and report state biodiesel-related legislative policies

  • Aid in execution of grassroots program that promotes the use of REG products

  • Support lobbying efforts and advocacy activities

Event Management

  • Coordinate statewide staff social outing and meetings in accordance with providedbudget outline

  • Assist with company ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking ceremonies

Perform other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Communications, Political Science, Journalism, or related degree

**Senior, Junior, or Sophomore status preferred

Experience Required:Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Basic math skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

AP writing style