FTI Consulting Intern, Special Situations -- Strategic Communications in New York, New York

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 M/F/Vets/Disability