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Communications intern x2

Communications intern x2

locationLondon, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 28/06/2022
Comms / Marketing / PR
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Entry
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status

Salary: £12.93 / hr

Duration of internship: 8 weeks

Deadline: 27th June at 23:59

Location: hybrid, minimum one day in the office (South Kensington) per week with the option for more

Start date: July onwards

 

Want to learn how to write for different audiences? Interested in communications, media and higher education? Then apply for this internship!

Imperial is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine.

They are thrilled to be looking for two communications interns. You will support the work of Imperial College London’s communications division in promoting the college through news, websites, and social media.

The positions will be managed by one staff member from the communications division, but you will have the opportunity to work across all five communications teams.

 

Key activities

Strategic media team 

  • Writing news articles on staff and student innovation, community engagement and outreach, and other inspiring stories from the college community 
  • Working on longform feature articles about startups that have had a real-world impact 
  • Managing media enquiries relating to their corporate, strategic and education activities as a top global university 
  • Evaluating the success of their media work 
  • Supervising film crews on campus when required 

 

Research media team 

  • Uploading news stories to Imperial’s news site (www.imperial.ac.uk/news
  • Writing research news stories and news in brief articles 
  • Collecting and evaluating feedback from academics on the impacts of publicity 
  • Evaluating how Imperial’s news content appeals to younger audiences 
  • Assisting the Academic Health Science Centre communications manager with project work 

 

Community communications team 

  • Writing and scheduling social media posts e.g. for college campaigns, news and feature stories 
  • Creating rich content for social media e.g. video, stories 
  • Hosting and organising social media takeovers e.g. Instagram, TikTok 
  • Working with the podcast team on monthly content 
  • Writing community-focused news content for Imperial’s news site and features platform 

  

Digital team 

  • Reviewing college web pages and suggesting improvements on content design 
  • Researching best practice on university website design 
  • Assisting with web editor tasks and content updates 
  • Gathering team input on college website redesign  

 

Skills you will learn

  • How a university communications division runs
  • Writing for different audiences
  • What work they do to promote and protect the university’s reputation
  • How to craft professional communications material for a world leading institution

 

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Proficiency in written English
  • Excellent standards of accuracy, consistency and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Well organised, self-motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a tightly knit team
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage sensitive material and maintain a professional demeanour
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Interest in and understanding of higher education, science and research
  • Awareness of the UK media and/or political landscape
  • Interest in digital and social media applications

 

To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address: recruit@creativeaccess.org.uk

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Years of experience

  • Entry