Digital Media & Communications Intern - Summer 2021- 90282481 - Philadelphia/Washington, DC

Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES 
The Communications Intern plays a key role in supporting Amtrak's Corporate Communications team in its overall mission to develop, coordinate, implement and manage effective communication campaigns. Specifically, this position will assist in developing plans and content for Amtrak’s upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021 as well as assist our Creative Services team with capturing and managing creative content. The position has the option to be based in Philadelphia or Washington, DC.
 
Under the guidance of the Corporate Communications Senior Managers, this position is responsible for support of the Corporate Communications team and will learn and assist in the development, coordination and execution of proactive communications plans and activities related to the planning of Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary. In addition, this position is expected to support the needs of the Amtrak Creative Services team.  
 
This individual is expected to partner and collaborate effectively with employees at all levels and locations at Amtrak. The position produces a range of written and graphics content and the individual must live by Amtrak's Core Values and business behaviors, as well as write and plan effectively, exhibit keen attention to detail, think and act proactively, and drive continual improvement in Amtrak's communications effectiveness.

 

This position begins in May 2021. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•    Supports corporate priorities and helps execute company’s 50th Anniversary campaign 
•    Creates and curates engaging content 
•    Creates graphics and infographics  
•    Identifies opportunities for internal and external engagement  
•    Supports other duties as assigned 
•    Attends meetings and takes notes 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in public relations, communications, English, journalism, multimedia design, graphic design or a related field at an accredited educational institution 
•    Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum 
•    Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
•    Must have excellent oral and written communication skills 
•    Project management experience 
•    Knowledge of effective communications best practices 
•    Strong interpersonal skills, tact, and collaboration proficiency 
•    Excellent organizational skills 
•    Ability to work and thrive in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment 
•    Demonstrated proficiency with AP style 
•    Ability to work and manage multiple projects, simultaneously and provide ongoing metrics on activities 
•    Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite  
•    Demonstrated skill in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and social media tools 
•    Photo and video experience 

•    Ability to provide writing sample and/or portfolio of digital media work

Requisition ID:48871
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Job Family/Function:Communications 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
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