Type: Full-Time Location: Washington, Washington DC
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.
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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 complex, international issues and how they relate to communities worldwide?
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 that 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 specifically develops targeted communications and public affairs campaigns for clients, including foreign governments, international NGOs, global corporations, companies entering foreign markets, international associations, individuals and U.S. territories. We know international media, policy, and economic issues, understand cultural nuances (particularly in a public diplomacy and crisis context), have lived and worked overseas, and support a variety of client projects ranging from short-term projects to large, multi-faceted campaigns.
As an Edelman intern, you will be responsible for assisting with implementing and monitoring various projects within a specific set of accounts, while working closely with your account team.
Specifically, you will:
Research complex issues and synthesize key points for team and client use
Compile and update media lists catering to niche topics
Draft pitch letters, email pitch memos and follow up communications to media contacts and vendors with supervisor approval
Draft and edit press releases, website content, memos, pitches and more written communications
Spearhead the compilation of media coverage and wrap-up reports
Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources
Assist with monitoring client competition coverage
Pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor
Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution
Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor
Conduct and compile research
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
Superior verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to learn nuanced writing skills
Solid organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines
Effective time management skills
An expressed ability to be entrepreneurial and resourceful
Knowledge of MS Office Suite
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 international issues, public relations, and communications disciplines through past coursework or other internships
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.)
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."