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Corporate Communications Intern

Are you ready to spend your summer as a part of something special? Imagine being with a company whose reputation for excellence paves the way for endless success. At Genuine Parts Company (GPC), people build long-lasting, highly satisfying careers and make a real difference in the community.
GPC has been driving success for over 90 years due to a family of 50,000+ dedicated, intelligent, and innovative employees. But this is the best part – all our businesses throughout the world emphasize the growth and development of our team members by providing opportunities for mentorship and advancement.

The Role:
This is the ideal role for a student who is searching for challenging and exciting projects, professional growth, and fun networking opportunities with a Fortune 200 company. As a Corporate Communications Intern at GPC, you’ll have the opportunity to create corporate communication materials and help coordinate company events while learning about a global distribution organization.

This is the right opportunity for you if you:
  • Enjoy using your creativity to effectively communicate through exciting graphics and other collateral
  • Thrive and excel with challenging deadlines and managing multiple priorities
  • Want to learn how a global leader in the distribution of automotive parts, industrial parts, and office products operates day-to-day

A day in the life:
  • Assist in the development of press releases, pitches, briefing documents and award submissions 
  • Write and edit news articles for the intranet 
  • Help create content including videos, photos, graphics and presentations for use internally 
  • Write and edit talking points/key messages for executives 
  • Help coordinate events such as Quarterly Business Reviews and social gatherings 
  • Assemble materials for communication projects/programs 
  • Work collaboratively with a high-powered team of global communications professionals to build knowledge of how the function works 
  • Use leading-edge communications technology and channels to engage a wide variety of audiences - both internally and externally 
  • Flex content development skills across traditional writing, social media and interactive media 

What You’ll Need:
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, seeking a degree in Journalism, communications or PR-related majors
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and social media tools and functions 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Interest in pursuing a long-term career in communications 
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess strong multi-tasking and teamwork skills 
  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information and handle sensitive situations with confidence 

And if you have this, even better:
  • Previous Communications / Marketing intern experience

Why GPC may just be the right place for you:
  • Stable Fortune 200 company with a “family” culture
  • Environment that works hard, yet takes care of employees
  • Opportunity for accessing multiple career paths
  • Ongoing training and development, with support from leaders and your team