The Intern is responsible for assisting with investigative research under the direction of the supervisor. S/he works closely with and supports the needs of a wide range of account teams. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct research on groups or individuals and to translate this research into a narrative report
- Participation in brainstorms when invited by the supervisor
- Assist on crisis accounts as needed
- Assist with compilation of media coverage reports
The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a wide range of accounts. S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. S/he must understand that the nature of the work produced often requires discretion. S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior written communication skills.
The Intern is generally someone who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and is looking for entry-level experience in Public Relations. S/he must demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. Familiarity with the political, legal, lobbying or other qualitative research through past coursework or other internships is desirable.
Intern candidates must have interest in the analytical research field and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others as well as independently.
Additionally, the candidate should possess:
- Basic understanding of clients’ business
- Ability to see issues from multiple angles
- Solid political instincts
- Be self-driven and have an instinctive curiosity or skepticism.
Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm, with more than 5,500 employees in 65 cities worldwide. Apply here.