Summer Intern - Corporate Communications

Location: Chicago, IL Posted Date: March 18, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 10682 CareerMine Job Id: 1345126


  • The Corporate Communications intern will support enterprise communications for[Company] , including media relations, thought leadership, community affairs, employee/field communications and other tasks. They will also measure and evaluate the success of their programs and make suggestions for improvements.

Key Accountabilities And Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and develop background materials (50%)
  • Organize and manage requests from Communications team, follow the existing protocols and provide regular updates on projects
  • Perform research and develop briefing booklets for media interviews, speaking opportunities, sponsorship requests and other items
  • Make recommendations on the quality of suggested events (media interviews, etc.) and their value to[Company] , based on research
  • Draft internal and external communications (50%)
  • Monitor and actively seek out internal story opportunities via Yammer and other tools, conduct interviews and write drafts of stories. Regularly post to both [Company] Connections (intranet) and the Marlin field communication system.
  • Draft press releases, manage internal review process and post to wire service or [Company] website
  • Provide formatting and editing support to existing communications with direction of Corporate Communication team



  • Currently enrolled at an undergraduate university with a major in journalism, communication, public relations, marketing or a similar field

Required Skills

  • Writing proficiency – impeccable grammar and thorough knowledge of AP style
  • Project management – ability to prioritize work and adjust to changing deadlines
  • Flexibility – comfortable working with employees of all levels, including senior leadership, either independently or in a team environment.
  • Advanced computer skills – intermediate or greater proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including formatting and publishing in Word and PowerPoint.

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