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Intern - Governance & Compliance (Richmond, VA)

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.


Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.


Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.


Job Summary

This intern position will provide direct support to the Dominion Energy Governance & Compliance organization. This is an exciting time for Dominion Energy as the company is currently engaged in large-scale energy infrastructure construction projects that include: highly efficient combined-cycle gas power plants, the East Coast natural gas transmission line extension, off-shore wind turbines, and solar generation expansion.The intern will support the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) group, which oversees the company's ESG disclosures (for example, the Sustainability Report and Climate Report) and investor engagement and coordinates various sustainability initiatives.  This position will conduct research, benchmarking and trend analysis on evolving environmental, social and governance reporting standards within the industry and provide information on trends within the industry.  Supports the assessment of ESG opportunities and challenges.

 Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • The position requires interest in and familarity with related environmental sustainability theory, public policy and/or environmental regulations.
  • The ability to assist in preparing documents and reports.
  • The ability to assist with analysis and record keeping.
  • The ability to embrace collaborative problem solving
  • The ability to follow written and verbal procedures;
  • Good professional ethics;
  • Oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);
  • Planning, organizing, and project skills;
  • Effective decision making skills;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks;
  • Basic computer skills and application of software programs;
  • Analytical and abstract thinking skills;
  • Prefer students with an anticipated graduation date between spring 2020 and spring 2021.

Education Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student currently working towards completing a bachelor’s degree or master's degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Communications, Public Relations, Political Science, Public Policy & Admin or a related major
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date between spring 2020 and spring 2021
    • Prefer students with a grad date in spring 2021
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
    • Prefer a 3.0 GPA or greater

Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  


Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  


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