Student Intern, Corporate Communications

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Ketchum Corporate Communications Intern

Would you like to join a collaborative, supportive work environment where people are energized to deliver highly creative, strategic and results-oriented work for our internal clients? That place where break through work happens is Ketchum. Come find out why we consistently win awards and get recognized as a firm including as a “Top Place to Work in PR.”


We are looking for an exceptionally bright, motivated Corporate Communications Intern to join our team. This role will work collaboratively with colleagues in the department on a variety of special projects and initiatives. The individual will report in to the VP, Corporate Communications.


Our ideal candidate will be a current student in the NYC area who is interested in having an ongoing part-time internship throughout the academic year.

About the Job

Support media team:

  • Handle daily monitoring report to send to agency’s global leadership
  • Compile results reports for major announcements
  • Maintain executive visibility trackers
  • Conduct media audits to support media strategy development
  • Develop and maintain media lists
  • Draft pitches and press release for agency news

Support internal comms team:

  • Contribute content and research for daily internal news postings
  • Develop content weekly for office welcome boards

Support general corporate communications work in areas such as:

  • Marketing vehicles such as the agency’s quarterly online magazine and webinars
  • Contribute to merger and acquisition activities
  • Edit team materials based on input provided by senior team members
  • Assist with research for story development and new programming
  • Conduct intranet and website audits to maintain consistency
  • Contribute social media content for corporate social channels 


  • Candidates enrolled in a Master’s or Undergraduate degree program in Communications
  • If currently enrolled in a graduate program, at least one semester must be completed 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Takes a creative approach
  • Relevant prior job experience/internship in an organization or as a consultant
  • Proactive, flexible, willing to jump in where needed and able to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Strong professional demeanor as this role requires working with senior level executives
  • High ethical standards
  • Additional language desirable

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  


Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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