Public Relations Intern
Posted on: November 25, 2022
The Hawaii Energy program is administered by Leidos under a
contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.
The Hawaii Energy program seeks an enthusiastic Public Relations
(PR) Intern to support our Marketing & Communications team during
the 2022-2023 school year. In this internship, you will play an
integral role in supporting Hawaii Energy's mission by encouraging
participation in our programs and increasing community
understanding of energy efficiency and conservation actions. This
role offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to gain exposure to the
public relations field, working with the news media, and Hawaii's
fast-growing energy industry. It will also involve working heavily
with other team members and outside agencies, including a local PR
firm, with the goal of raising awareness of Hawai'i Energy's offers
This position is ideal if you enjoy writing, are interested in how
the news media works, are detail-oriented, have excellent
organizational skills, and can work effectively with a diverse team
to accomplish big, critical projects within strict deadlines.
The Intern will report to the Marketing and Communications Manager
and may be able to work remotely in accordance with Hawaii Energy's
Support team (including external PR firm) in executing overall
media strategy, furthering the Hawaii Energy brand, and maintaining
positive relationships with members of the media.
Assist with coordination & scheduling of media appearances for
Hawaii Energy team members, accompanying team members to
appearances when needed.
Draft talking points and fact sheets (including appropriate
data/statistics) to arm Hawaii Energy team members with necessary
information for interviews.
Monitor local/national news and social media to keep up with
current events related to the energy industry, sustainability
initiatives, and Hawaii Energy's operations and branding.
Help manage Hawaii Energy's media archive, including tracking of
any news coverage and the associated monetary value, and keeping
the Hawaii Energy digital media room (on website) up to date.
Write articles and other content for Hawaii Energy's e-newsletters,
social media accounts, and website. (Depending on individual's
capabilities and enthusiasm, intern may also draft news releases
and television segment scripts on behalf of Hawaii Energy.)
Assist with planning, logistics, and occasional photography and
video at events, such as press conferences, presentations,
community outreach tabling, etc.
Source and collect testimonials (direct quotes and photos) from
local residents and businesses about their experiences working with
Hawaii Energy. Package testimonials for external communication
channels, such as social media, email newsletters, and the Hawaii
Serve as brand ambassador for Hawaii Energy, ensuring that all
public-facing communications adhere to Hawaii Energy brand
standards and Hawaii Energy is represented well in the public.
Other duties as assigned
Current enrollment (junior level or higher) as a university student
studying Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing,
English or related field
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Exceptional copywriting and creative thinking skills (writing
samples will be required)
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where
multi-tasking will be required
Strong commitment to professionalism and upholding Hawaii Energy
Support Hawaii Energy's mission and passion for energy,
sustainability and community service work in Hawaii
Some experience supporting a professional public relations or
communications team, whether at an agency, in-house, as part of a
political campaign, or the like.
Experience working with email marketing software, such as MailChimp
or Campaign Monitor
Expertise in social media and digital video platforms (Facebook,
Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
Proficiency in basic graphic editing and design programs, such as
Knowledge of Hawaii Energy program and energy issues in Hawaii
$33,150.00 - $51,000.00 - $68,850.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only
-and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors
considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to)
responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge,
skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with
market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other
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