ESG Communications Intern - Edelman Smithfield - Jul to Dec 2024

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The Programme

We are not looking for an intern with decades of experience and industry qualifications. Instead, we seek a colleague who loves learning, always goes back to first principles, and shares our passion for connecting the dots between shareholder value and sustainability. 

In return, we will support you in your journey to build the foundational skills and learning frameworks in support of your career as an indispensable business partner.

About EdelmanNEXT

EdelmanNEXT, is an enriched internship program that provides work experience, training and mentorship for students. We empower and equip our interns with the best skills to excel in their careers. 
This program is a full-time, 6-month internship (Jul to Dec 2024). 
What you can expect:

  • Learn to connect the dots between ESG and shareholder value creation, making a business case for our client’s sustainability strategies. 
  • Hone our foundational skills as communicators – including simplifying complex and often divisive topics for diverse audiences. 
  • Be directly involved in engaging clients, stepping up to the plate as part of client servicing or pitch teams. 
  • Work closely with colleagues working on financial services accounts, as well as investor relations and strategic situation advisory. 
  • Have a dedicated coach that can help you get the most out of your internship experience. 
  • Meet passionate communicators across the Edelman network who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. 
  • Experience our Edelman and Edelman Smithfield culture – that’s what makes our strategy tangible.

What You Will Do

  • Help clients to explain their sustainability strategies to a range of internal and external audiences. 
  • Support sustainability data collection and reporting. 
  • Play a hands-on role in support of project and account management. 
  • Research crucial regulatory and competitive developments that could impact our clients’ sustainability strategies.

Required Skills and Abilities

Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Skills and Capabilities

  • You care deeply about climate change and social issues, but also recognize the need for a pragmatic and practical approach to fixing the world’s problems. 
  • You thrive in uncertainty, and in asking the right questions to crack uncertain asks. 
  • You love to learn and master new concepts. 
  • You have excellent writing skills, bridging accuracy and complexity with concision and clarity. 
  • A degree in communications, business, or sustainable development is a plus.

About Us:

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.  
Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead, act with certainty and earn the lasting trust of their stakeholders.  
We develop powerful ideas and tell magnetic stories that move at the speed of news, make an immediate impact, transform culture and spark movements. 

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  • Closing Date:14th Jun 2024, 6:00 pm


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