West Conshohocken, PA, US
Salary Range :15.0000 To 15.0000 (USD) Hourly
The Corporate Communications Intern at ASTM International will be treated as a contributing member of the team, with responsibilities to include writing, editing, and amplifying content for news releases, social media, magazine, and other corporate communications materials. The intern will gain valuable experience working in a nonprofit, membership-based organization with a global reach.
The intern will be given some specific responsibilities and tasks (see below), but he/she will also be expected to find new ways to develop and add value to ASTM communications.
The intern will be coached and mentored by members of the Corporate Communications team, and she/he will have opportunities to interact with other ASTM staff teams and leaders.
•Draft news releases as needed
•Draft articles for magazine (Standardization News) as needed
•Help increase social media engagement with ASTM on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other channels
•Refine and enhance media contact lists
•Work collaboratively with other departments (marketing, design, etc.)
•Support PR manager, magazine editor, corporate communications director and other team members with tasks, projects, community relations activities, and events as needed
•Attend corporate communications department meetings
•At least two years of pursuit toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, strategic communications, or a related field
•Excellent writing and editing skills (writing samples will be required for interviewees)
•Strong social media skills
•Self-motivated with strong work ethic
•Eagerness to help all teams as needed
•Problem-solving and negotiation skills
•Basic level of curiosity about technical standards and related business issues
•Ability to accept feedback
•Interest in working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
•Ability to work under pressure
•Frequent work at desk or computer
•Frequent verbal and written communication with team and other business associates by phone/email/in-person
Time Requirements & Compensation:
35 hours per week, May / June through August.
Compensation: $15 / Hour