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College Intern - Community Activation


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Apr 4, 2024

Requisition ID: 16916


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



SRP is recruiting for a Community Activation Intern. The ideal candidate should be committed to a minimum of a year with the potential of an extension, depending on performance. The immediate business need is for a minimum workweek of 20-25 hours, with additional weekend hours based on the department’s needs. Event season can create 40+ working hours in a week, schedule allowing. The candidate should be in college studying the disciplines of communications, marketing, special events, business, or other related fields.  


This internship is not offering a summer-only schedule and is seeking a student available to work a year-around internship, minimum of one year.   

What You'll Do

  • Support various strategists throughout the planning process of events, including gathering event information, researching best practices and product innovation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with completing priorities and following written or oral instructions.
  • Interact with a variety of departments within SRP, as well as with customers and corporate partners.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of SRP programs and initiatives and educate customers at community events.
  • Assist with event set-up and tear-down, including packing event materials, loading/unloading signage and display materials, and other tasks as needed.
  • Perform office duties, including inventory tracking, organizing event materials, deliveries and other activities as assigned.
  • Local travel required.
  • Must be able to lift/move 25+ pounds regularly.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • College sophomore or junior preferred



  • To be eligible for the Student Intern Program at SRP, the employee must be actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours that are college level (100) or above over the course of a regular semester and must be working towards a degree from an accredited college or university.
  • For an accelerated program, the student must be enrolled in six credit hours in the equivalent of a traditional semester.
  • Pay rate is $18.75 per hour for an undergraduate intern and $20.80 per hour for a graduate intern.


  • Proficient working in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Communicate to customers in professional & knowledgeable manner.
  • Flexible and willing to step in and provide hands-on assistance as needed.
  • Good self-discipline, accountability, and responsibility to work environment.
  • Able to gather comprehensive information to support decision-making.
  • Support and represent SRP in a professional manner at all times.
  • Adaptable to interpersonal style to suit different people or situations.
  • Experience and/or interest in developing skills related to corporate events.


College level coursework (100+) from an accredited institution will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the skill/level to determine if applicable to the position by management.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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