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Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) Public Relations Intern in Palmer, Alaska

PURPOSEThis position provides general support to MEA.This position assists management in projects, research and/or activities while providing courteous, efficient customer service.Other activities will be designed to provide the intern with a well-rounded understanding of the utility industry.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION1.Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.2.Assist with various projects to support MEAs mission.3.Conduct appropriate research related to the utility industry.4.Support project development determined by department.5.Assist with the key stakeholder programs or process development.6.Assist with or create documentation, whether written or electronic, or reports as needed.7.Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions.8.Promote a safety culture in which safety is a value.This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.9.Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity.The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESSupports a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promotes a sense of shared responsibility for safety.Knowledge of website content management systems and social media channels in addition to personal computers and the Microsoft Office Suite.Skill in attention to detail and organization.Ability to interact comfortably with the public and positively represent MEA to our members in a public setting.Ability to work constructively and cooperatively in a team setting.Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of classified/confidential information.Ability to identify and solve problems in a reasonable, thorough and logical manner.Able to work independently and efficiently.Ability to multi-task, including prioritizing and meeting deadlines.Able to draft and finalize routine correspondence, reports, and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office products.Working knowledge of general office machines, to include calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, scanners, etc.Desire to embrace and embody the Associations Core Values through decisions, actions, attitude and behavior to directly contribute to the success of the organization.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; this list is not inclusive of all the physical demands that may be required.Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demand activity percentages:-Major occurs 60% or more of work time.-Moderate occurs between 20-60% of work time.-Minor occurs less than 20% of work time.Physical demand requirements:-Ability to understand, read, and carry out written instructions.-Ability to understand, read, and verify documents electronically, verbally, or hard copy.-Moderate amount of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, and pushing.-Minor amount of climbing stairs, kneeling, crouching, turning/twisting, bending at waist, handling of items, and finger use.ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSThe work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position primarily works in an office setting; however, this position may require outside work in variable weather conditions during community and