AECOM Summer Intern, Strategic Communications in Los Angeles, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151298BR

Position Title Summer Intern, Strategic Communications

Job Category Communications

Business Line AECOM Corporate

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Los Angeles

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

AECOM Corporate

Our teams provide the strategic guidance that shapes the vision and direction for AECOM. We enable the success of our employees and our operations by ensuring they have the tools, information, resources and support they need to do their jobs.

Job Summary

As a member of AECOM’s Corporate Communications team based in Los Angeles, CA and reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Strategic Communications Summer Intern will support the development of internal and external communications for various C-suite and top L.A. market executives and assist a range of Southern California events and media relations activities.

The intern also will collaborate with other Corporate Communications team members. . He or she must commit to 35-40 hours per week during the three month, paid internship. Candidates may be asked to complete a brief writing exercise and/or provide writing samples during the interview process.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support or assist in the development of a range of communications, including for C-suite and top L.A. market executives.

  • Research, draft or proofread materials such as news releases, media pitches, advertorials, biographies, social media posts and fact sheets.

  • Research key executive speaking opportunities.

  • Research media outlets and regularly update media databases.

  • Support a variety of events and programs in the Southern California region through proactive and effective media outreach activities.

  • Engage with Corporate Communications colleagues to align activities and provide support as needed.

  • Provide communications support to internal clients.

  • Assist with the repackaging of content for other communications channels.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be college student currently enrolled in his or her junior / senior year and pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related discipline.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Proactive, self-motivated, reliable, well organized, constantly willing to learn, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work collaboratively at varying levels of a global organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a variety of projects concurrently, especially in a demanding environment, under tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous PR / communications internship experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

  • Knowledge of Associated Press style.

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What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.