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Job ID :
99777
Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Intern
Job Category :
Communication & Corporate Relations
Description :

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

Corporate Relations (CR) plays a vital role in Allstate’s success. We create strategic communications that help all of our audiences better understand our business priorities and our values. We provide leaders, employees, Allstate agency owners and financial specialists with tools that help drive exceptional value for customers. We drive business results through:

  • Improved external reputation with media, customers, consumers, and opinion-leaders
  • Improved Allstater engagement and accountability

We lead work that reassures our customers – and those who someday will be customers – that they are in Good Hands with Allstate.

 

Internship Overview:

This internship will provide the opportunity to deepen communications skills while learning about the business of life insurance and retirement planning. The intern will complete project work, write articles and online content for agency owners and financial specialists, and participate in coordinating and executing events for employees and the agency force.

We’re looking for high energy, creative thinkers who can help us create an emotional connection with our audiences through storytelling, videos, infographics and more.

Candidates should have a deep interest and general understanding of communications and public relations with demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to assume responsibility, and prioritize their work. Additional skills and experience include the following: 

  • Ability to develop a basic tactical plan with focus on timeline and audience needs
  • Prior agency or corporate public relations internship experience is ideal
  • Previous academic, extracurricular and/or work experience related to public relations is strongly preferred  

Writing: Assist in creating internal and external communications that are aligned with corporate priorities and messaging. Assist in developing creative and visual messaging to effectively communicate with stakeholders.

Building Relationships: Build and maintain relationships with CR team members and colleagues in other departments.

Project Management/Administrative: Actively participate in project meetings from inception to delivery to understand deliverables, audience, timing, expected outcomes and goals. 

Job Qualifications

Candidates should have a deep interest and general understanding of communications and public relations, demonstrate excellent oral and excellent written communication skills, the ability to assume responsibility, prioritize their work, and think creatively.  In addition the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience using social media tools in a school or corporate environment, specifically creating a social media campaigns.
  • Ability to work well with business professionals of varying backgrounds, talents and management techniques.
  • Capacity to process detailed information quickly and synthesize into communication tactics that resonate with and engage stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of public relations trends and best practices preferred.
  • Previous academic, extracurricular and/or work experience related to public relations is a preferred

Education:

We prefer candidates who are upper-level undergraduate students majoring in Journalism, English, Strategic Communications or Communications with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or first year graduate students.

 


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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