Corporate Communications Intern (Houston) (COM00501)
Provide support to Corporate Communications group and gain experience working on a variety of projects with an emphasis on writing and editing for a variety of styles, including news/editorial, employee communication, web-based and electronic communication.
*Write and edit materials that support Corporate Communications internal and external communications, including employee communications and media relations initiatives
*Work with media relations team on drafting news releases or pitching story ideas
*Conduct interviews, draft stories and web content for intranet
*Use SharePoint to publish content to intranet
*Take photographs, as assigned
*Develop digital signage
*Occasionally staff internal, media or public events to distribute promotional items or safety information
*Participate in general internship program as available, which offers professional growth opportunities
Currently enrolled and pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or other related field.
No prior work experience required
1.Business and Financial Acumen - Understand the impact actions and decision have on the bottom line of the enterprise.
*Understand drivers of profitability.
*Use resources efficiently.
*Demonstrate an understanding of how day-to-day activities impact CNP bottom line.
*Proactively look for and implement ways to reduce or contain costs where appropriate.
*Knowledgeable of technology enhancements and the efficiencies it brings to company operations
2.Coaching and Development - Develop others' capabilities to empower them to reach their potential.
*Seek opportunities to get input from others for continuous improvement.
*Provide honest and courageous feedback to others.
*Seek out and be open to feedback from others.
*Inspires, motivates and guides others toward achievement of growth and development goals
3.Collaboration - Eliminate boundaries and drive common goals.
*Shares information proactively with others in order to achieve shared goals.
*Collaborates openly with others as a team player to accomplish company/organization objectives.
*Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own actions on other team members and/or other departments.
*Demonstrates behavior that allows others to contribute to their full potential.
4.Connecting, Listening, and Sharing - Maintain open, active, two-way communication
*Proactively share and seek out ideas with others.
*Demonstrate openness and accessibility to others.
*Share thoughts and feelings in a direct, genuine, and respectful way.
*Demonstrate you have listened to and understand others' points of view.
*Actively seek diverse perspectives.
5.Customer Focus Through Service - Understand and exceed the expectations of internal and external customers
*Deliver customer-focused strategies that build and sustain customer commitment and loyalty. Exceed internal and/or external customer's expectations.
*Accept responsibility for the quality of service delivered.
*Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement of services.
*Readily readjust priorities to pressing and changing customer demands.
6.Enterprise Mindset - Act in way that are best for the company as a whole
*Clearly understand the impact and implications of decisions to the company.
*Place organizational success above individual and team gain.
*Focus on efforts that add significant value and align according to priorities.
*Understand the big picture and the impact when executing plans and making decision.
7.Results Orientation - Reject the status-quo, find opportunities to improve and drive outstand business results
*Drive for results consistent with the organization's vision, mission, and strategies.
*Demonstrate curiosity by challenging assumptions and questioning processes.
*Assess individual performance against a set of measurable criteria.
*Hold self and others accountable for verifying results and living the values.
*Demonstrate willingness to examine successes and failures in order to apply what was learned to improve individual performance.
*Perform the duties and responsibilities of his or her position efficiently and effectively.
*Manages one's own time, energy and abilities and leverages the use of technology for maximum performance.
8.Steadiness-Demonstrate strength, poise, and an appropriate presence.
*Project credibility in adversarial situations.
*Make decisions confidently and wisely, after considering alternative courses of action.
*Handle conflict effectively.
*Remain focused and positive during periods of transition or uncertainty.
*Act to preserve relationships, even under difficult or heated circumstances.
*Publicly model behavior that supports the vision and values.
*Able to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer
*Able to view personal computer monitor for long periods of time
*Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, man/or a minimum amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects
*Able to operate a copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, mobile phone and other office equipment
*hear oral communication either in person or on equipment such as telephone or mobile phone.
*Able to operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods
*Able to work successfully in a fast-paced office environment with a high-volume workload and frequent short deadlines
*Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office
CenterPoint Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer looking to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, people with disabilities, and veterans.