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Full Time - WE Communications
What We Need
Are you looking to join the fast-paced world of PR, where technology intersects with businesses and people? To be on the frontier of cutting-edge technology and help premier brands reach their important audiences in meaningful and impactful ways? As a WE intern, you’ll experience the best in technology communications while working with a Fortune 500 company.
Interns at WE Communications are provided with the resources, training and support needed to kick-start a career in the communications industry. The 11-week program is a paid, full-time internship designed to provide valuable experiences that build strong communication foundations for entry-level professionals.
Interns receive customized industry and agency training, individualized coaching and feedback, and networking opportunities with peers and agency leadership. As an intern, you will be embedded on the Microsoft Cloud Azure account team for a hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations. Additionally, interns have the chance to develop a sense of belonging with a cohort of peers, via one-on-one mentorship and/or the agency’s Employee Resource Groups.
Eligible candidates will have earned their undergraduate degree by the start of the program, be available to work Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm in their time zone. The internship is optimized to be virtual with in person office networking opportunities.
What you'll be doing
WITH A WE COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
Understand the significant role strategic communications play in achieving our clients’ business objectives.
Learn WE's unique methods and practices around engaging with clients and influencers and approaching relationship building and strategic communications.
Build your media relations skills and ability to identify important and upcoming trends for clients.
Research the basics of clients’ products, PR plans, and teams’ strategies and tactics to help clients tell their stories to their target audiences.
Work with a WE team to respond to client requests, manage editorial and analyst requests, develop story ideas, pitch stories to journalists and plan for major events.
Contribute to logistics and preparation of press activities, press or analyst tours, on-site visits etc.
Support the development and distribution of news and announcements to a variety of media.
Develop a deep sense of teamwork with colleagues across the US using Microsoft Teams technology.
Report on relevant coverage and share insights into cultural trends.
Functions and responsibilities will vary depending on the teams to which the intern is assigned, however, the agency works to ensure that the intern’s experience is creative, dynamic, fulfilling, and consistent.
Employment is not guaranteed at the completion of the internship program.
IMPORTANT SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Candidates who are passionate communicators and exhibit our agency values: Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Passion, Curiosity.
Proactive, resourceful and dependable candidates who are excited to play a pivotal role as part of a team.
Strong writing capabilities with ability to gather and synthesize large quantities of information into succinct and clear communications.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize are very important.
Ability to balance multi-faceted projects, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Eager to learn and provide support on various types of projects.
Passionate about/interested in B2B technology, such as the fast-growing industry that is cloud computing.
Bachelor’s degree or above
3 months – 2 years of professional experience (previous public relations internship experience is a plus).
Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Outlook, SharePoint and OneDrive.
Strong written communications with minimal grammatical and spelling errors.
Robust analytical abilities to synthesize information into well organized, professional and concise written materials.
Demonstrates proficiency in the following areas:
Proactive engagement, teamwork and collaboration
Accountability, ability to be flexible in ambiguous and stressful situations
Professionalism around giving and receiving feedback
Seeks feedback as an opportunity to grow
Managed multiple projects simultaneously
Worked under deadline pressure and able to maintain grace
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