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Intern - Media Relations (Richmond, VA)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable, and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution, and import/export services.

As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. Please visit, to learn more.

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 requires a highly proficient candidate willing to be flexible in support of various roles and responsibilities. 
  • The successful candidate will report to a senior Media Relations specialist who will make appropriate assignments typically on a deadline.
  • The position will support various teammates on internal and external projects ranging from public relations issues, customer/media-facing complaint issues and project communications planning.
  • The candidate should have the flexibility to work afterhours as needed and during storm restoration events.
  • Adept in creative ideas for promoting positive company news.


Specific duties include:

  • Keep up-to-date with news coverage related to Dominion Energy.
  • Pitch positive community-related news stories and follow up with possible event.
  • Write articles for publication in internal/external news channels.
  • Create content/video for multi-media platforms, such as news releases, social media and company website.
  • Collaborate with Media Relations reps when assisting with individual projects.
  • Assist in storm restoration events by traveling to assigned service area, answering media line and supporting media rep.
  • Draft communications plans as requested.
  • Research and benchmarking work as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills. 
  • Good written communications is essential to this position.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Self Starter
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint program
  • Valid driver's license
  • Cross-communications skills with social media channels is beneficial 
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited 4 year college or university
  • Ability to work potentially long, odd hours during major storms
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date in May 2020 or later.

Education Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college or university majoring in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date in May 2020 or later.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
    • Prefer a student with a 3.0 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.   To learn more about our benefits, click here


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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