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Internal Communications Intern (Summer 2021)

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Temporary
Location:  Support I 
Requisition #:  63942

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Internal Communications team develops and implements strategic communications plans and tactics that support internal business partners in achieving System- and department-level goals. There are two arms of the Internal Communications team: Employee Communications and Operations Communications.

 

The Employee Communications team primarily supports our Human Resources partners with System-targeted tactics engaging employees in the Children’s Mission and Values and our Employee Promise. The Operations Communications team supports our physician and clinical operations leaders as well as IS&T with various projects impacting clinical staff engagement in quality patient care and patient experience.

 

Under the guidance of a Senior Internal Communications Coordinator, the Internal Communications intern will have the opportunity to apply demonstrated journalism and communications skills to support various employee communications projects and learn about the development and implementation of communications tactics within the healthcare setting.

EDUCATION

  • Progression toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • No professional certifications required

EXPERIENCE*

  • Progression toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience with Adobe Suite applications (Adobe Spark, PhotoShop, InDesign, Acrobat), SurveyMonkey and JangoMail preferred.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Progression toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or related field.
  • Knowledge of basic communication and employee engagement principles.
  • Demonstrated skills in written, verbal and interpersonal communication, including editing, presenting and writing for diverse audiences.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated initiative.
  • Strong process, analytical, problem solving and time management skills, including the ability to manage concurrent deadlines.
  • Experience with website content management preferred.
  • Proficient in Associated Press style.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with Adobe Suite applications (Adobe Spark, PhotoShop, InDesign, Acrobat), SurveyMonkey and JangoMail preferred.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Attends meetings with internship supervisor and key stakeholders to understand project scope and needs.
  • Develops communications (print and digital content) to engage target audiences in various System initiatives.
  • Assists with content development, interviewing, copy editing and publishing for Careforce Connection, the Children’s employee intranet, and other System communications channels. 
  • Attends video and photo shoots to support content development for various Internal Communications channels, including Careforce Chronicle, the Children’s employee magazine.
  • Works with Web Managing Editor to provide periodic reports (written and presentation) detailing success metrics for various communications tactics.
  • Supports communications projects for Operations Communications team, as needed.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Administrative/Clerical Supp - Administrative/Clerical Supp


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Clerical, Patient Care, Pediatric, Administrative, Healthcare