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Internal Communications Summer 2021 Intern

  • Job ID: 200002H2
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Communications
  • Department: Internal Communications
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $12 to $14 / hour


Note: In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you attach all ‘Required Documents to Upload at Time of Application’ noted below.

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the UPMC Internship might be the perfect way to spend your Summer of 2021! Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!

About the Program
The UPMC Intern – Internal Communications Summer Program is an 11-week, paid internship. In Internal Communications, the team is responsible for communicating to the 85,000+ employees who comprise UPMC. That means that the communication professionals need to understand sometimes complicated issues and processes/procedures and then communicate them in a way that is understandable, interesting, and actionable. This requires a deep understanding of how to influence behaviors as well as how to work closely with leaders and decisionmakers in the organization. As the official voice of UPMC, the Public Relations team (Internal Communications and Media Relations) prides itself on excellence.

This position can be based out of the US Steel Tower or at UPMC Altoona. Depending on the pandemic, there is potential to work from home at times.

Areas of focus in the UPMC Internal Communications includes:
• News Development — Creating news strategies to reach diverse audiences across the organization to promote important news and information to help staff do their jobs and stay connected to the business strategy. Responsibilities may include project management; research and content development for internal channels such as digital, social, and print platforms; web and intranet writing; conducting interviews and writing feature stories; and coordinating photo or video shoots.
• Employee Engagement — Investigate, create, and promote recognition and staff profiles that help drive employee engagement. Responsibilities may include creating an internal marketing campaign for a new employee benefit or other initiative aimed at supporting staff, or highlighting events at a hospital that focus on staff contributions.
• Crisis Communications — The Internal Communications team works alongside operational leaders and the Media Relations team to prepare for operational crises impacting UPMC, in order to effectively respond and keep staff informed during a disruption.
• Clinical Excellence — The Internal Communications team works to highlight pioneering UPMC clinicians and innovative treatments through internal channels.
• Collaboration — The team works closely with other departments, like Media Relations and Marketing, to develop and share content, news, and information. We also work closely with hospital leadership and business leaders to develop new communications plans for internal audiences.

During your internship program, you will have the opportunity to network with UPMC Executives, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands-on real-world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And have a little bit of fun too!

Come spend your Summer with us!

We’re Looking for Students Who…
• Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
• Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
• Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
• Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
• Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
• Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
• Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.


• Current Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a target graduation date between December 2021 and Spring 2023 required
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher required
• Availability to participate as a Summer Intern full-time from June to August 2021 for approximately 11 weeks with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some summer vacation time!)
•Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences, or a related field is preferred

Required Documents to Upload at Time of Application
• Resume
• Transcripts (unofficial or official transcripts are accepted)

Interested in Learning More? Check Out the Following Sites:
• UPMC Student Opportunities Site:

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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