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Intern, Retail Strategy

Date Posted: Mar 20, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary: 


The Retail Intern Program is part of NRG’s Texas retail energy organization. This organization is responsible for NRG’s retail sales, marketing, operations, and branding efforts. The Intern Program recruits highly motivated and mobile-minded college students to join NRG Energy during the summer of 2020. Participants will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills while fulfilling specific business needs working with NRG leaders. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills and interests, as well as experience NRG's culture and values.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


The Strategy Intern will be responsible for developing product and marketing strategies to attract the Texas renter segment. In addition to developing a strategic plan for targeting this audience, the Strategy Intern will also help drive cross-functional alignment across the organization and program manage renter-targeted initiatives, with the goal of increasing sales and market share among this segment throughout Texas.  


Working Conditions:


  • Open office environment.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university or college.
  • On track to achieving Bacslor’s degree.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree on track to achieve in Business, Marketing or Finance Degree preferred



Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Personal computer proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint).
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Authorization to work in the US without restrictions or future sponsorship


Physical Requirements:


  • Professional open office environment with the majority of work performed on a personal computer in a seated position.




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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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