Marketing Intern (Communications and Experience) - Summer 2020

| Chicago

Summary

SMS Assist is looking for a Communications and Experience Intern for our 2020 Summer Internship program! An internship at SMS Assist will provide an opportunity to work with a fast-paced, growing company in Chicago’s vibrant technology scene. The SMS Assist Summer Internship program is a full-time, paid opportunity that will run from June 8 – August 14.

 

As an intern on our Communications and Experience Team, you’ll focus on writing and developing a variety of engaging communications materials that circulate valuable information throughout the organization. You’ll also spend a portion of your time on intern-specific activities and learning opportunities, such as executive lunch & learns, personal development workshops, and a group project in which interns will present a business case to SMS Assist leadership and other key team members at the conclusion of the internship. Of course, we have some fun social events thrown in there as well!

 

Responsibilities

  • Write newsletter articles and email content for internal staff
  • Help maintain corporate communication channels including the company intranet
  • Develop posts about company events and programs across SMS Assist’s social media platforms
  • Collaborate with Creative Director to produce engaging videos communicating important updates
  • Interview employees and department leaders for stories and quotes for use throughout the year
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure their communication goals are met
  • Facilitate focus groups and other channels to generate research and feedback on the overall SMS Assist experience
  • Help coordinate a range of inclusive, best-in-class events and programs including company parties, volunteer events, and other engagement activities
  • Provide reporting and evaluate impact of emails, events, and intranet pages

 

   Professional Skills

  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Advanced
  • Learning Agility - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Advanced
  • Teamwork - Proficient
  • Organizational Awareness - Proficient
  • Prioritization - Proficient

 

Role Specific Skills

  • A creative problem solver and outside-the-box thinker who strives to surpass expectations
  • A natural storyteller able to build a captivating, succinct narrative from various sources
  • A 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, unparalleled attention to detail, and exceptional editing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) is a plus
  • Previous experience with photo and/or video, graphic design, HubSpot, or SharePoint is a plus

 

Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a rising junior or senior enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program or a recent graduate
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future (we are unable to hire on F1 or OPT visas at this time for our summer program)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Traits: Attention to detail, team player, self-directed, and motivated
  • Currently pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, journalism, English, creative writing, or a similar field of study
  • Relevant internship experience is a plus
  • Applicants must submit one to two writing samples that demonstrate your ability to communicate in a clear and creative way as part of the application process – examples may include academic papers, articles, blog or social media posts, short stories, etc.  Applications without a writing sample will not be considered.
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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611
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What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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