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External & Legislative Affairs Graduate Internships – Community Resilience

AT&T Inc.

At AT&T, we create connections that change the world. We’re fueled by a passion to provide innovative solutions and driven to connect the world in meaningful ways. Here’s your opportunity to combine your passion for technology and connecting the world through top-of-the line communications to transform our company and your career.

The Corporate Social Responsibility team has an internship opportunity for a passionate individual to serve as a bridge between AT&T, local community planners and emergency management agencies, to help municipalities become more resilient to climate hazards. As part of this 10-12 week summer internship program, you’ll work to better assess risks and boost climate resilience for our company and the communities we serve.

In 2021, AT&T, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory launched the Climate Risk and Resilience Portal. The portal provides localized future climate risks in an accessible format to state, local, tribal and territorial emergency managers and other community leaders. The climate data, developed by Argonne National Laboratory and made publicly available by AT&T, allows for planners to be proactive and intentional in ensuring infrastructure investments account for changing climate conditions. Equipped with local hazard data, communities can now increase their ability to better anticipate, respond to and recover from disasters.

What you’ll do:

Help communities incorporate climate change into hazard mitigation planning, which is required for FEMA support and recovery funding
Relay feedback on the user experience of the tool and make recommendations on how it could be enhanced to better serve communities
Identify key future climate conditions datapoints most useful for local analysis
Develop a case study to share findings from the community engagement
Develop a training module on how to integrate climate data into hazard mitigation planning and a municipal comprehensive plan
Share insights with AT&T network resiliency team

Read the following blog to learn about our engagement with the Idaho Office of Emergency Management

As an Intern in the External & Legislative Affairs department, you’ll play an important role in supporting our Corporate Social Responsibility organization. You’ll gain practical experience working with AT&T subject matter experts, corporate entities, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) to achieve critical corporate outcomes.

We know that diverse, talented, and dedicated individuals are critical to our success. This internship is structured to provide you with opportunities for:

Exposure to AT&T leaders
Collaboration with FEMA, Argonne climate scientists and local community planners and leaders
Access to professional development opportunities

What does it take to join our team?

Current enrollment in an advanced degree program
Relationship building skills, experience with stakeholder engagement, and curiosity
Data analytics/visualization
Coursework on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or exposure through project work
Understanding of hazard mitigation planning and climate resilience strategies
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Teams etc.)
Ability to prepare presentations and correspondence for internal and external audiences
Ability to be flexible and adaptable in fast-paced fluid environment
Aptitude to respond to moderate ambiguity and complexity
Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly in communicating complex scientific concepts to a range of audiences

Job location assignments are in Dallas, TX or work virtual/remote from anywhere in the U.S. #virtualwork #virtualjob #LI-Remote

Our External & Legislative Affairs Graduate Internships – Community Resilience earn $80,000 yearly. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

Medical/dental/vision coverage
401(k) plan
Paid time off and holidays (with up to 4 days of paid time off during internship and company-designated holidays)
Disability benefits (short term and long term)
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Extensive employee wellness
Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal
A paid community day and can participate in company-sponsored volunteering events

Ready to be the future? It starts with you. Apply today!


AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws.


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Dallas, TX 75001
United States

Entry Level