AECOM Intern, Strategic Communications in Los Angeles, California

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Position Title Intern, Strategic Communications

United States of America - California

Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate major infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With a global workforce of architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company for the third consecutive year.

A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM has annual revenue of approximately $17.4 billion.

More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com

As a member of AECOM’s Corporate Communications team based in Los Angeles, CA and reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Strategic Communications Fall Intern will support the development of internal and external communications for various C-suite and top L.A. market executives and assist with a range of Southern California events and media relations activities.

The intern also will collaborate with other Corporate Communications team members. He or she must commit to 16-24 hours per week during the fall (September through December) and possibly spring semester (January through May). The internship is a part-time, hourly paid position.

Candidates may be asked to complete a brief writing exercise and/or provide writing samples during the interview process.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support or assist in the development of a range of communications, including for C-suite and top L.A. market executives.

  • Research, draft or proofread materials such as news releases, media pitches, advertorials, biographies, social media posts and fact sheets.

  • Research key executive speaking opportunities.

  • Research media outlets and regularly update media databases.

  • Support a variety of events and programs in the Southern California region through proactive and effective media outreach activities as needed.

  • Engage with Corporate Communications colleagues to align activities and provide support as needed.

  • Provide communications support to internal clients.

  • Assist with the repackaging of content for other communications channels.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be college student currently enrolled in his or her senior year and pursuing a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related discipline.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Proactive, self-motivated, reliable, well organized, constantly willing to learn, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work collaboratively at varying levels of a global organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a variety of projects concurrently, especially in a demanding environment, under tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous PR / communications internship experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

  • Knowledge of Associated Press style.

  • Desire to pursue career in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related discipline.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Communications

Country United States of America

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163699BR