Intern, Capital Markets Communications: Healthcare and Life Sciences -- Strategic Communications

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ABOUT STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: 

The Strategic Communications segment designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. For more than 25 years, we have served as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications practice are financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include strategy consulting, research, digital creative communications, crisis and issues management, and change communications. The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is an established market leader in M&A communications and has been for many years.  With approximately 650 consultants worldwide, we have the breadth and depth of experience to help clients clarify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time. 

To learn more about Strategic Communications please visit www.fticommunications.com.


ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is seeking to hire summer interns to support the implementation of strategic communications programs for a variety of clients across the Americas for a 10 week program.  While a strong interest in communications is a must, our internship is not exclusive to public relations or communications applicants. Knowledge of the financial markets, economics, data analysis, employee engagement, social media intelligence, media or government relations is applicable.  Successful candidates should have excellent communication (both written and oral) and critical-thinking skills, be able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment. 

Specifically in New York, we are looking for interns in each of the following practices:
  • Corporate Reputation
  • Capital Markets Communication
  • Crisis Communications
  • Digital and Creative Communications
  • Research & Strategy
As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to learn and have exposure to a full range of strategic communications services.  You will also participate in an intensive training program, which includes an introduction to FTI’s business, databases and processes as well as sessions focused on the development of practical research, media relations and investor relations skills. The internship is designed to introduce entry-level candidates to the inner workings of an international communications firm and to help develop essential written and oral communication skills required for this industry.  Interns will be paid hourly and are expected to work 40 hours per week. 


PRIMARY DUTIES:
  • Assist in drafting communications materials (e.g. writing press releases and briefing documents)
  • Compile, track, summarize and report on media coverage
  • Conduct background research on companies and core capability topics
  • Assist with maintaining contact lists, editorial forward features lists, and event calendars
  • Assist with corporate communications and media relations engagements (e.g. liaising with journalists, distributing press releases, providing support for press conferences)
  • Assist with financial communications and investor relations engagements (e.g. writing earnings related materials, assisting with investment community marketing plans, providing strategic counsel on capital markets activity)
  • Assist on new business initiatives (e.g. conducting research on prospects, creating and editing PowerPoint presentations and proposals, etc.)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (Junior or Senior standing) or a recent graduate with a strong academic record

PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Previous related internship experience
  • Excellent research, writing and organization skills
  • Highly motivated and able to work easily in both large team environments or independently
  • Analytical approach to creating work product
  • Social, enthusiastic and eager to learn and have an ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments
  • Competency in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
Position Classification: Non- Exempt
FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT FTI CONSULTING:

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Check out the video below about our Summer Intern Orientation. The Orientation brings together interns and staff from across the country. Interns have the opportunity to learn from senior leaders, meet and network with interns from around the country, receive training and skill development, and share an exciting start to the summer.

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