Talent communications intern, Allstate Insurance (Northbrook, IL)

COMPANY: Allstate Insurance Company

APPLY: www.allstate.jobs and enter UNI02541 in the Job Number field.
TITLE: Talent Communications Intern, Allstate Corporate Relations Department

LOCATION: Northbrook, Illinois

Corporate Relations (CR) plays a vital role in Allstate’s success. We advance the business priorities of the corporation through effective strategic communications and promote alignment and engagement with Allstate’s reputation-building strategies across the enterprise. We provide our leaders, our employees and our agency owners and their staffs with tools that help drive exceptional value for customers. We drive business results through:

  • Improved external reputation with investors, policymakers, media, customers, consumers, engaged 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. We help policymakers and regulators understand how we prepare and protect their constituents. We connect Allstate with communities around the country and deliver on our “good hands” promise to society.

The Strategy Governance and Integration, Talent & Communication team develops and delivers effective and relevant communications and activities that inspire Corporate Relations employees to deliver best in class performance and reinforce CR strategic priorities.

Throughout your internship, you will work side by side with experienced professionals to translate your classroom knowledge into real-world challenges in a dynamic business environment. Specifically, you will assist the Talent & Communications intern will be responsible for the following:

CRU Orientation Program: Plan and coordinate Lunch and Learns/workshops, manage
logistics and track and measure engagement.

CRU Book Club: Plan, coordinate and lead discussions, track and measure engagement, book recommendations and selections

Skill Competency Tool: Reporting, analysis and recommendations

CRU Weekly Update: Support writing and communications

Employee Spotlight Program: Manage overall program – solicit employee profiles, draft weekly communications and manage employee engagement

CR LinkedIn: Promote participation, provide communications support, track and measure engagement

CRU Employee Community: Post CRU events and activities, promote program participation and drive CRU traffic and interest, respond to and engage in blogs, track and measure engagement

June Thanks a Million campaign: Manage and support communications, participate in and promote activities

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

  • Strong writing skills, experience writing new articles, website copy, or newsletters is preferred
  • Social Media experience, specifically with blogs and experience using LinkedIn is a highly desired
  • Project management experience (university or corporate) is required, the intern will be responsible for managing the overall Employee Spotlight Program and Employee Orientation Program
  • Prior public relations internship experience is beneficial

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