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Prism Scholar Intern

Edelman

Prism Scholar Intern
Seattle, WA Internship Paid

Description

# Prism Scholar Internship - Pacific Northwest At Edelman, our creative ideas and smart strategies are born through the diversity of ideas, experiences and backgrounds. Day to day, we are faced with new challenges among our clients who strive to reach todays global, multicultural society; but how do they get there? The Edelman Prism Scholar program invites students of all experiences, particularly those of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, with the goal of building their career in the communications and marketing industry. This summer, Edelman's Seattle and Portland offices are each looking for two students who are interested in a career in marketing or communications. **Whats In It For You?** * 12 weeks of on-the-job experience. Youll work with and learn from some of the best communications professionals in the industry, at the largest independently owned communications marketing agency in the world and build the core skills needed to be competitive for an Edelman internship the following year. * An opportunity to work on marquee clients such as: Xbox, Starbucks, Samsung, Adobe, REI, Value Village, Theo Chocolates, etc. * A paycheck! This is a full-time, (paid hourly) apprenticeship after all. * Networking opportunities with professionals that represent a wide array of practices and specialties within the Edelman family and from the greater regional community. **How Do I Apply?** * Provide a resume/curriculum vitae of relevant work, education and extra-curricular experiences. GPA must be included. * Provide a personal statement describing your interest in exploring communications marketing, your community and leadership experience and why this role is right for you. * Provide a writing sample in response to this prompt: * Pick an ad campaign. Showcase your strategic thinking that answers the following questions (500 words or less): What message was the brand trying to communicate, who was their target audience, was the brands message communicated effectively, why or why not? * Candidates must complete the online application and submit the above items to be considered for this role. **Who is Eligible?** Those interested must: * Be a current undergraduate interested in the Communications/Marketing field and completing their junior year in spring of 2019. * Be of a group underrepresented in the communications, public relations, advertising and marketing industry, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Latino, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent. * Be available for a 12-week, full-time role at the Edelman Seattle or Portland office between June and August 2018. * Have attended primary school, or are currently attending a four-year university, in Washington or Oregon States. ** ** **What Youll Learn: ** Youll work closely with and support the needs of your assigned account teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Drafting press releases, media lists, fact sheets, editorial content and much more. This is where your writing skills come in handy! * Learning the basics of your clients business i.e. product/service offerings, media targets and competitors, to name a few. * Conducting social media monitoring and reporting. Yeah, thats right. Youll be cruising social media at work and getting paid for it. * Monitoring client and competitor media coverage and drafting coverage recaps for your team. * Updating media lists and pitching media contacts, under the direction of a supervisor. * Assisting with the preparation of press kits for distribution. * Assisting with research projects and new business audits. * Participating in creative brainstorms when invited by a supervisor. * Staying up-to-date on industry news and trends. Again, you and the Internet will be spending a lot of time together. **Qualifications:** * Proven organizational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new assignments, deadlines and conditions. * Strong verbal and written communication skills whether presenting to colleagues, drafting emails to clients or participating in brainstorming sessions. * Strong research skills and a demonstrated ability to become a strong writer. * Developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people across multiple accounts. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. * Basic understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, etc). **Primary Location: **United States-Seattle **Work Locations: ** **Job: **Client Services - General **Organization: **Edelman **Schedule: **Full-time **Job Type: **Internship **Job Posting: **Jan 2, 2019, 11:45:42 PM