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Winter 2020 Internship Program

I’m Edelman’s internship program and I want to get to know you! Because finding the right job opportunity is a lot like a relationship, and it’s a two-way street. Here’s more about Edelman, and me:
As an Edelman Intern, you’ll get to:
Work with account teams to assist, implement, and monitor various projects within a specific set of accounts, while working closely with and learning from experts across the communications industry. Here are some of the activities you may perform on a daily basis:
  •  Read and identify media clips from clipping services and online resources and compile coverage reports
  • Assist with monitoring client coverage to identify trends in online conversations and to pinpoint key influencers
  • Create media lists and pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor
  • Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution
  • Conduct, compile, and present research to inform the strategic direction of campaigns or accounts
  • Use web and social media analytics platforms to measure campaign success and provide data-backed recommendations for optimization
  • Participate in strategic brainstorms around current clients or new business opportunities 
  • Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor
  • Gain a basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace 

Nuts and bolts of the internship program:

  • Interns are predominately post-graduates and are expected work a full-time schedule (Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • Internships last four months, starting in September, January, or May 
  • Interns are paid $14.00 per hour and are eligible for overtime   
  • Interns are hired onto a specific team based on experience and preference:
◦Corporate Affairs & Advisory Services (Crisis & Risk, Corporate Affairs & Reputation, Employee Experience, and Business Risk & Intelligence)

◦Brand (Multicultural and Brand)

◦Public Affairs (International, Grassroots Public Affairs, and Financial Communications)

◦Sectors (Health, Federal, Energy, and Technology)

◦Digital and Integrated Marketing (Creative, Media Services, Performance Marketing, Strategy and Planning, Development Technology, Production, and Insights & Analytics)

◦Edelman Intelligence (Data Research & Analytics)

You have the....
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts
  • A basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)
  • 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  
  • Familiarity with the public relations and communications disciplines through past coursework and/or other internships