General Electric Communications Intern in Washington, District Of Columbia

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

In GE, the communications function is a strategic business partner that enables us to compete and win in a broad range of global industries. The Communications Internship is a project-based experience designed to offer hands-on exposure to GE’s corporate communications function.

Essential Responsibilities:

The internship is designed to give current undergraduate students exposure to GE strategic initiatives and the role communicators play in achieving business objectives.

This will be summer internship (10-12 weeks) with a minimum of 40 hours per week.

The assignment is focused in specific communication areas that could include (but are not limited to) public relations, digital communications, public affairs, organizational/employee communications, marketing communications, executive communications and event planning.

  • Support public affairs campaigns related to GE policy priorities, including drafting op-eds and talking points and creating fact sheets and other content

  • Support GE’s grassroots network, including identifying and amplifying local good news and creating content explaining how policies impact our employees and other stakeholders

  • Conduct research and media monitoring on key issues, thought leaders and emerging trends

  • Coordinate with GE Government Affairs team on emerging issues and Hill outreach

Qualifications/Requirements:

Pursuing a minimum of a four-year degree in (communications related course work a plus) in one of the following or or related fields: English, Journalism, Media Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Communications.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience through an internship or other communications work experience

  • Passion for Communications

  • Strong functional communication skills, particularly writing

  • Computer skills: PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel (experience with publishing platforms and design software a plus)

  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0/4.0

  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the US

Locations: United States; District of Columbia; Washington

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.