Monday, January 9, 2017

Paid Financial Communications Internship for December or Spring Grad with Edelman


Description

 Edelman’s financial communications practice is a global community of professionals helping evolve, promote and protect corporate brands and reputations.

The intern will support monitoring, research and writing projects. S/he works closely with and supports the needs of multiple account teams.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Basic understanding of media relations and digital/social communications
• Basic understanding of the financial sector, investment industry and capital markets.
• Some familiarity with the legislative and regulatory policy landscape (Hill experience a plus)
• Develop client reports that capture and summarize relevant traditional and social media coverage/conversation.
• Conduct and compile research
• Compile and manage lists for media, influencers, etc.
• Pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor
• Assist with preparation of press kits, drafting of public statements and creation of social media content (e.g. tweets)
• Write first drafts of corporate/financial-focused blog post that will appear on client web properties.
• Familiarity with AP style
• Basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace
• Basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Cision Edge, etc.)

The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior verbal and 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 Public Relations discipline through past coursework or other internships is desirable.

  
Qualifications: 
  • A basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. 
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to become a strong writer 
  • Familiarity with the public relations and communications disciplines through past coursework or other internships 


Basic Qualifications:
You must have an interest in public relations or communications and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others.

About our internship program:

  • The duration of the internship is a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months
  • Interns are paid $12.50 per hour and are eligible for overtime 
  • Most of our interns are post-graduates and work a full-time schedule (Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Apply here.