Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Corporate - Intern

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Associate Requisition ID
    Corp-Communications-JA-W18
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Corporate Communications
    Type
    Part-Time
  • Overview & Responsibilities

     

    Job Summary:

     

    The External Communications Intern provides support to the External Communications team while receiving relevant, job-based learning and tangible portfolio samples. At the completion of the internship, the intern will make substantive contributions to the external communications program at Service Corporation International (SCI). Assignments may include preparing or distributing press materials, monitoring incoming media inquiries, preparing media clip reports, managing film requests, developing media lists, administrative duties related to SCI systems or performing other communications functions.

     

    Job Responsibilities:

     

    • Writes and distributes a variety of press materials, including press releases, media alerts and calendar announcements
    • Assists in the development and delivery of media responses to inbound media inquiries
    • Participates in media training or media coaching
    • Uses various media monitoring platforms to track media clips, including broadcast, online and print and to create weekly and monthly reports
    • Uses media database to create media lists, and research news outlets for targeted pitching opportunities
    • Contributes to the development and execution of external public relations campaigns
    •  Interacts professionally with field associates to assess their communications needs, gather their input or deliver communications
    • Manages the film request approval process
    • Participates in department meetings and brainstorming sessions as appropriate
    • Provides relevant administrative or clerical support

     

    Requirements & Qualifications

     

    Education and Experience:

    • Has attained at least junior standing at an accredited college or university 
    •  Is enrolled in a communications, public relations, journalism or related program

     

    Competencies and Other Expectations:

     

    • Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • Proficiency in AP style
    • Detail-oriented
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Commitment to behavior conducive to a corporate environment
    • Eager to learn and comfortable taking direction
    • Appropriate business attire

     

    SCI Overview

    Who we are. What we do.

     

    We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

     

    We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

     

    SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com.

     

    As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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