Spring 2022- Digital Media Intern - 90259974 - Washington

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

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 Creative Services team with capturing and managing creative content. 
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. 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.


The selected candidate must be open to travel throughout the Northeast Corridor Region


•    Supports corporate priorities and helps execute company’s branding Campaigns 
•    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 


•    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 2.8 or higher 


•    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 
•    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:72925
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; New York; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Government Affairs 
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.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse 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.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 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, the individual will not be 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 EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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