Communications Intern

General Electric
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Apr 27

Position description

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. 
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary/Purpose

In GE, the communications function is a strategic business partner that enables us to compete and win in a broad range of global industries. The Communications Internship is a project-based experience designed to offer hands-on exposure to GE’s corporate communications function.

Essential Responsibilities

The internship is designed to give current undergraduate students exposure to GE strategic initiatives and the role communicators play in achieving business objectives. 

This will be summer internship (6 weeks) with a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

The assignment is focused in specific communication areas that could include (but are not limited to) public relations, digital communications, public affairs, organizational/employee communications, marketing communications, executive communications and event planning.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Support a communications and marketing strategy to promote GE 
  • Drive brand awareness and engagement among investors, customers, employees and external stakeholders 
  • Coordinate external speaking engagements and media opportunities for senior leaders 
  • Drive company-wide culture initiatives

Qualifications

 

  • Pursuing a minimum of a four-year degree in (communications related course work a plus) in one of the following or related fields: English, Journalism, Media Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Communications.
  • Passion for Communications  
  • Strong functional communication skills, particularly writing
  • Computer skills: PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel (experience with publishing platforms and design software a plus) 
  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0/4.0
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the US (please see below for clarification) 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated examples of using an analytical approach to problem solving 
  • Digital media experience a plus
  • Sharp business acumen 
  • Sharp analytical and judgment skills 
  • Leadership experience outside of the classroom 
  • Clear communicator with self-confidence 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • An interest in a career in communications

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Application instructions

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

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