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Communications Intern

California ISO

Communications Intern

Folsom, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description


    Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Your work as an intern can impact millions of people who depend on electricity in their everyday lives.

    • You will get "real world" experience to begin or further your career pursuits in the energy industry.
    • This is a paid intern position for 8 to 10 weeks during summer 2018.
    • Opportunities to interact with the CEO and the Executive team of the ISO.
    • Invitations to seminars on the latest energy industry topics such as renewables, electric cars and microgrids.
    • Social activities with other interns such as barbecues and movie nights.
    • You get to work on our "green" LEED certified Folsom, California campus with some of the brightest people in the industry.


    You will work alongside our professional communications and public relations staff as they mentor you on external corporate communications as well as internal employee communications. You will have your own projects designed to give you a real world exposure to the day in the life of the communications staff at the ISO. You will write and edit market notices, quarterly newsletters, fact sheets, press releases, articles for “eCurrent”, update internal and external web pages, research topics, assist with employee informational town hall meetings, and photograph employee events.

    • Gathering and distributing news stories for internal audience
    • Reviewing, updating and creating content for various webpages
    • Research and write stories for eCurrent, Energy Matters newsletter, fact sheets and news releases. Assist with electric conservation messaging during the summer months, including preparing and updating materials for the Flex Alert program.
    • Work on Market Notices, and social media postings, including on Twitter and FaceBook.
  • Qualifications




    • Majoring in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field graduating December 2019 or later with a Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or Master’s (M.A./M.S.).
    • Preference given to students entering junior or senior year.


    • No experience required.
    • Previous related internships, volunteer or work experience desired.
    • Demonstrated interest in the energy industry desired.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office suite.
    • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills required.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.