Communications and Marketing Intern

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is an organization that sells electricity and other energy-related services to 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. MRES is based in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Some of the responsibilities may include:

o   Assist in writing and design of marketing materials, including print, online, and other collateral materials

o   Assist in planning and writing the organization’s newsletters

o   Assist with public power awareness campaign

o   Assist with updating and maintaining social media efforts

o   Assist with writing and production of corporate brochures

o   Take photos in a number of MRES member communities

o   Take videos of member lineworkers and other staff on the job

o   Assist in development of “how-to” energy efficiency videos

The Communications Intern has the opportunity to work with and learn from MRES staff about corporate communications. MRES staff will mentor the intern and help him/her prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines. 

Qualifications: MRES is seeking a candidate who is pursuing a degree in communications and/or graphic design

·         Completed or working toward a college degree in Marketing and/or Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or Graphic Design. Students will preferably have at least a junior-year standing

·         Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

·         Experience/proficiency with video editing software, and Adobe® Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is desired

·         Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills

·         Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in social media

·         Must be able to work independently and cooperatively with others

Hours: 40 hours per week during the summer. Schedule is negotiable.

Compensation: This position is an hourly paid position.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.


Generation Summer Intern



Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is seeking a student in the Mechanical Engineering program for a full-time summer internship in our Generation department located in our corporate office in Sioux Falls, S.D. The position begins in mid-May and goes through mid-August. 

In this position you will be working on a variety of projects dealing with generation facilities owned by MRES and its member municipalities. This may include short-term responsibilities involving any or all of the following: research, process development, 2-D and 3-D modeling, data entry, and documentation.

You will be primarily working in an office environment. There may be some field work which could include light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise.



Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications, The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  


Energy Systems Administrator

This is a new position being added to our IT function located at our corporate headquarters.

Key responsibilities include:     

Background, experience and/or working knowledge in the following areas is desired:   

Required Education: 

Competencies to be successful in this position:

For consideration, send your cover letter and resume to

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

P.O. Box 88920
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-8920

Or via e-mail at