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Intern - International Communications at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in Public Relations 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.

Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Are you able to look at a problem and see it as an opportunity to dazzle?

Do you view the world around you as an ever-changing story?

Are you interested in helping tell international stories to audiences around the world? 

If so, we’d like to introduce ourselves. We’re Edelman, a top-ranked communications marketing firm at the crossroads of PR, Advertising, Social, Digital, and Experiential story telling. Edelman has spent the past 60 years redefining the industry. Today, we continue to push the boundaries of what communications is about and pioneer new possibilities for our clients.

We’re on the hunt for people who are passionate and hungry for creating, developing, and executing creative ideas. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to be a part of our internship experience where you can master your communications craft. 

Based in Washington, D.C., the International Affairs team develops targeted communications and public affairs campaigns for clients such as foreign governments, international NGOs, global corporations and companies entering foreign markets. We are a fast-paced team that supports clients with media relations, proactive storytelling, stakeholder engagement, event preparation, message and narrative development and more. 


As an Edelman intern, you will be responsible for assisting with implementing and supporting various projects within a specific set of accounts, while working closely with the International team.  

Specifically, you will:

•Research complex issues and synthesize key points for team and client use

•Compile and update media lists catered to niche topics 

•Draft pitch letters and follow up communications to media contacts and vendors with supervisor approval

•Draft and edit press releases, website content, memos, pitches and other written communications

•Compile media coverage and wrap-up reports, utilizing clipping services and online resources

•Track team activity across accounts 

•Assist in the design, layout and preparation of key client and new business materials 

•Gain a basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace

•Participate in brainstorms, team meetings, internal and external calls and compile notes discerning priority take-aways


•Superior verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

•Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to learn nuanced writing and adapt to different narrative tones

•Solid organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines

•Effective time management skills and expressed interest in a fast-paced environment

•An expressed ability to be entrepreneurial and resourceful

•Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word

•A basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)

•Ability to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts

•Familiarity with the public relations and communications disciplines through past coursework or other internships 

•Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop are a plus

•Language skills are a plus

Basic Qualifications:

You must have an interest in public relations or communications and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others.

About our internship program:

•The duration of the internship is a minimum of 3 months, with a potential opportunity for extension to a maximum of 6 months

•Interns are paid $12.50 per hour and are eligible for overtime 

•Most of our interns are post-graduates and expected to work a full-time schedule (Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)