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Communications Intern (Summer 2019) at Garmin International

Posted in Media - Journalism - Newspaper 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Olathe, Kansas

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

Pack your college gear because you can wear it here. At Garmin, we don’t worry about what you’re wearing; we’re too busy pursuing the next best thing, and we want you to be a part of that innovation. You give us 10-12 weeks, from May to August, and we’ll PAY you to play with toys, build cool electronics and meet new people — not only at work but at outings, such as laser tag, ice cream socials and more. Now, this is what you’ve been studying for.

Forget “special projects” for newbies, our Communications Intern will enjoy a hands-on learning experience in production where you will assist Garmin’s Marketing Communication department in a team-oriented environment under supervision.

We are looking for a full time Communications Intern for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.  In this role you will assist in video production, editing, music, motion graphics, and photography.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist production team as needs arise

  • Shadow Producers in meetings, calls and other planning processes

  • Act as a Production Assistant on shoots and be assigned various tasks and responsibilities during the shoot. 

  • Comply with all corporate and departmental procedures

  • Identify and organize production elements 

Qualified candidates for this role will possess the following education, experience and skills:

  • Pursing a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English, or another related major

  • Demonstrated basic understanding of the intricacies of production

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills

  • Highly self motivated

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrates exceptional writing skills and knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines

  • Proficiency in word processing and database programs and edit or motion graphic software a plus!

Candidates with experience in/enthusiasm for navigation, consumer electronics, wireless, fitness, and/or automotive electronics is preferred.

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.