How would you like to spend your summer internship with the world's best communications team?
Can you write? Not like a college thesis, but in an authentic and relatable way.
Do you have a passion to create content - for web, video and social?
Are you interested in learning how to help 140k+ global employees stay up to speed on everything happening around and inside the business?
Do you have the ability or desire to learn how to take complex material and break it down into snackable and easily digestible info?
This internship position – which is part of the Verizon Campus Program – will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm while learning from the best minds in the industry. You’ll be front and center, hands-on and contributing your creative energy to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive through the course of this 10-week experience. You will take part in meaningful work and real-life projects within the Verizon Corporate Communications Team that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program.
As a Corporate Communications Intern, you may have the opportunity to:
Support the communications team by creating compelling content from concept to delivery.
Write articles, leadership messages, organizational announcements, video scripts, social media posts and press releases.
Create, plan, and execute communications strategies for several different meetings and events (e.g., Senior Leadership Forums, Quarterly Earnings Meetings, etc.).
Attend Editorial Board meetings and provide ideas and suggestions.
Research topics, write copy, proofread, edit, get approvals and prepare for delivery on multiple channels.
Think holistically and identify opportunities for improvement.
Help evolve the delivery platforms as well as to grow readership/followers.
Work on the fly, provide feedback, take feedback and get approvals.
Support the facilitation of measurement activities on internalcommunications channels.
Work on special content projects and other duties, as assigned.
You must be currently enrolled in a degree program and be in good academic standing to be considered.
If you are interested in other internship roles and locations in addition to this one, please submit your application to those postings as well in order to be considered.
What we’re looking for...
You’re a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks.
You’ll need to have:
Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program in Communications, Creative Writing, Journalism, English, Linguistics, Marketing, or a related major with an expected completion date between December 2021 and June 2023.
Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
Willingness to work in Basking Ridge, NJ.
Even better if you have:
Demonstrated passion for communications.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as good time management and project management skills.
Critical thinking, and decision-making capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Ability to present ideas and information in a concise, organized manner.
Demonstrated proper use of English grammar and punctuation in verbal and written communications,with an emphasis on writing, editorial skills and formats.
Ability to write content including articles, statements, blog posts, social media posts, headlines and executive messages.
Demonstrated understanding of the digital/social landscape.
Experience working with an editorial calendar and driving a content plan.
Demonstrated creative thinking about communications topics and engagement strategies.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Experience with Google Suite (Docs, Slides, Sheets).
When you join Verizon
Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon,we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.