Communications Intern

Chicago, IL Full-time

SMS Assist is looking for a Communications Intern for our 2018 Summer Internship program!

The SMS Assist Summer Internship program is a full-time, paid opportunity that will run from June 4<sup>th</sup> –August 10<sup>th</sup>. An internship at SMS Assist will provide an opportunity to work with a fast-paced, growing company in Chicago’s vibrant technology scene. Each intern in our summer group goes through one week of training together as a cohort and are placed in one of our departments, where they’ll spend around 75% of their time throughout the summer. The other 25% is spent engaging in intern-specific activities and learning opportunities, such as executive lunch & learns, personal development workshops, and access throughout the company for informational interviews. During the internship, the program interns will work together on an SMS Assist business case and they will present their findings and ideas at the conclusion of the internship for SMS Assist leadership and other key team members. Of course, we have some fun social events thrown in there as well!


Core Responsibilities of the Communications Intern

  • Help maintain corporate communication channels and create additional communication programs
  • Produce engaging videos for staff to make important announcements
  • Write newsletter content, email content and talking points for Senior Leadership Team
  • Develop creative ideas for communication channels and subjects
  • Assist with major corporate PR initiatives and press releases
  • Organize and work with speakers for all-company events to make noteworthy announcements
  • Collaborate with other departments to help ensure their communication goals are met
  • Interview employees and department leaders for stories and quotes for use throughout the year


Key Competencies of the Communications Intern

  • Creative and thoughtful writer with unparalleled attention to detail
  • Knack for capturing a brand’s voice by emulating tone and style
  • Capacity to write skillfully from different points of view
  • Proven organizational skills and stringent dedication to deadlines
  • A firm grasp of AP Style and exceptional editing skills


Education and Experience

  • Must be a rising junior or senior enrolled in a full-time Bachelor’s degree program or a recent graduate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) is a plus
  • Traits: Self-starter, creative, team player, punctual
  • Interest in journalism, writing, communications, or video


Additional Requirements

  • For consideration resume and application must be submitted by February 23<sup>rd</sup>, 2018
  • Must be able to start the SMS Assist Summer Internship program on June 4<sup>th</sup>, 2018 and continue with the internship program until it commences on August 10<sup>th</sup>, 2018
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.


Job Classification

  • This is a full-time non-exempt position
  • The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The 10-week internship program runs from June 4<sup>th</sup> – August 10<sup>th</sup>
  • Internally this position is known as Intern


Want to meet some of our past interns and learn about their experiences?  Click here: PLAY: Internship Video

Curious about the SMS Assist Culture?  Want to meet some SMSers?  Click here: PLAY: SMS Assist Video


SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.




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