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Communications Intern

Job ID: R0043579 Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Part time, Internship / Placement
Location: Arlington, United States of America

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our achitects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

TOGETHER WE MAKE THE BIG AMBITIONS OF TOMORROW HAPPEN TODAY

Knowing what Thales does today, means asking where technology is taking us tomorrow. We are creating the waves of digital transformation that will cary our customers into the future. Where these transformations intersect and interfere is where the most interesting and innovative tomorrows are being built. Thales operates at the intersection of these technologies to find every tomorrow.

The role of the Communications Intern will support with our digital employee workplace and existing social media platforms. This individual needs strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our vibrant and passionate team who is very excited to work with an intern hoping to gain great online experience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in development of content for digital workplace
  • Identify opportunities for improvements on digital workplace
  • Create digital content
  • Reply to comments, messages, and reporting findings to the team
  • Track and analyze the growth and the impact of social media on our business
  • Upload videos and photos to YouTube and the database
  • Identify other users to follow/friend/like our business
  • Attend some organizational events to capture photos/content for our social media accounts
  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social media networks
  • Outreach and promotion using Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and more
  • Optimize website and social media
  • Analyze keywords
  • Analyze cost/benefit

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Student entering Junior or Senior year of undergraduate program enrolled as a Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or Public Relations major
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms
  • Demonstrable experience on the Web and a solid understanding of social media trends
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Word)
  • Be organized, able to take instructions, work in a time sensitive environment, and be able to solve problems independently or/and under limited supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, critical thinker, flexible with technical background and committed to the assignment
  • Returning for at least one more semester following the summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work full time hours (40 hours) for 12 weeks starting May 2019 – August 2019
  • Previous work experience outside the classroom
  • Great written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under deadlines
  • Authorization to work in the United States

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.


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For United States Candidates

Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Please read Thales Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Please read our Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

For more information about your rights as an applicant, please review EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement or EEO is the Law (Spanish) and EEO is the Law Supplement (Spanish).

If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 1-844-504-7271 or email us at resourcing@us.thalesgroup.com.

Thales is an E-Verify employer - learn more here.

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Arlington, United States of America

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