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Fall 2019 Internship Program at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in Management 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.

I’m Edelman’s internship program and I want to get to know you! Because finding the right job opportunity is a lot like a relationship, and it’s a two-way street. Here’s more about Edelman, and me:
As an Edelman Intern, you’ll get to:
Work with account teams to assist, implement, and monitor various projects within a specific set of accounts, while working closely with and learning from experts across the communications industry. Here are some of the activities you may perform on a daily basis:

  • Read and identify media clips from clipping services and online resources and compile coverage reports

  • Assist with monitoring client coverage to identify trends in online conversations and to pinpoint key influencers 

  • Create media lists and pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor

  • Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution

  • Conduct, compile, and present research to inform the strategic direction of campaigns or accounts

  • Use web and social media analytics platforms to measure campaign success and provide data-backed recommendations for optimization

  • Participate in strategic brainstorms around current clients or new business opportunities 

  • Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor

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


Nuts and bolts of the internship program:

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

  • Internships last four months, starting in September, January, or May 

  • Interns are paid $14.00 per hour and are eligible for overtime   

  • Interns are hired onto a specific team based on experience and preference (see below for more on each pillar):

    • Corporate Affairs

    • Brand

    • Public Affairs

    • Sectors

    • Digital and Integrated Marketing 

    • Edelman Intelligence 

You have the....

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills  

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

About Us:
Edelman is an independent global communications marketing firm that partners with businesses and organizations—long-established and just-emerging—to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our global network comprises 6,000 practitioners in more than 60 offices whose work spans brand, reputation, digital, and advisory and is powered by analytics, planning, creative and media relations. Among our many honors are the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; Advertising Age’s “Agencies to Watch 2018” and “Best Places to Work 2019;” and, five times, Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work.” Since our founding in 1952, we have remained a family-run business. Edelman also owns specialty companies Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).

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