Communications Summer Intern – 2017

Posted on February 14th, 2017

Communications Summer Intern – 2017

Tri-State is an electric utility.  We have a Communications Summer Intern opportunity for 2017. Students who have successfully completed two (2) to three (3) years of undergraduate study towards a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply.


This summer position offers students hands on opportunity to work in and learn various aspects of power utility Communications functions.  Projects may include the following:

  • Assists communications group to expand its social media presence across platforms. Summer is also the busiest season for Power, Tri-State’s corporate branding character/mascot, events so the Summer Intern will provide needed bandwidth to help achieve goals to expand social media and provide Power event support to our member cooperatives.
  • Under supervision, responsible for creating content for Tri-State’s (including Power) social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and possibly Instagram and/or Snapchat. Content will include short videos, text and designed images.
  • Assist with Power events, promotion and live social media postings.  (Please note that some of the activities involving Power may require going outside of the normally scheduled work hours but no more than a total of 40 hours per week.)
  • Contribute to marketing campaign work.


Job Requirements

  • Computer experience/knowledge with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Microsoft Word, SmartSheet, Dropbox.
  • Advanced knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and SnapChat
  • Graphic design and photo editing skills.
  • Video production – ability to create short videos for the web and social media.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are desired of applicants as well as organizational skills.


Duration and Work Schedule

  • The duration of the summer internship will be from about the end of May until the end of August.
  • The work schedule includes Monday through Friday, eight hours per day, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., forty hours per week.


Tri-State offers a competitive pay rate for this position.  The position is based at Tri-State’s Headquarters at 1100 W. 116th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80234.


To apply

For more information about this internship and to apply please go to then click on the Careers link and search for Communications Intern, IRC21283.  Please attach your most recent college transcript.


Deadline to apply is March 3, 2017


Preference will be given to students who attend accredited colleges and universities in Tri-State’s service territory which includes Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.


Equal Opportunity Employer