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CarMax Business Services, LLC

Public Relations and Communications Intern - Military veterans preferred

CarMax Business Services, LLC - Richmond, VA

Position Description Experience an immersive, hands-on, paid internship working with seasoned public relations and communications professionals to elevate the CarMax brand by helping plan media campaigns, pitch news media, plan events, conduct research, write feature stories, and much more. CarMax was founded more than 20 years ago to fundamentally change the way car buying is done. Integrity, respect, and honesty are at the core of our culture. We have been named one of FORTUNE magazine's \100 Best Companies to Work For\ for 13 years in a row and currently have more than 180 CarMax store locations across the country. Our unique culture, development opportunities, company growth, and community giving programs are just a few of the reasons people join the CarMax team. Internship Duties: The Public Relations and Communications Intern will work cross functionally with the public relations, internal communications, and community relations teams.This position will work on the following projects: Public relations (45%)- Conducting proactive local and national media outreach - Supporting the public relations team with interviews between CarMax experts and news reporters by conducting research and drafting talking points- Monitoring CarMax news mentions and industry news - Researching media event planners for grand opening events- Researching and securing local VIPs for grand opening events (local officials, chambers, etc.)- Completing administrative duties to ensure successful events Internal communications (45%) - Participating in content planning sessions, conducting associate interviews, and writing feature stories and associate profiles for the CarMax intranet or other communications channels- Providing support during transition of internal communications processes to Microsoft Office365- Providing support during transition of intranet to SharePoint- Participating in taping of bi-monthly internal news video and other videos produced by Internal CommunicationsCommunity relations (10%)- Conducting research on awards and speaking opportunities- Additional support as needed for special projectsInternship Availability \u2022 Winter/Spring semester 2018Hours \u2022 25 to 30 hours per week \u2022 Minimum of 12 weeks required Position Requirements The CarMax Public Relations and Communications Intern will be evaluated on the following criteria: \u2022 Ability to work well with others in the workplace \u2022 Diligence in completing tasks \u2022 Ability to make sound judgments \u2022 Dependability in terms of attendance, meeting deadlines and punctuality \u2022 Ability to learn quickly \u2022 Technology proficiencyAdditional Requirements:\u2022 Resume\u2022 One-page letter explaining why you are interested in PR/Communications with CarMaxCandidates must be legally authorized to work for any U.S. employer on a full-time basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

6 days 23 hours ago

CarMax Business Services, LLC


Public Relations and Communications Intern - Military veterans preferred CarMax Business Services, LLC - Richmond, VA, United States


Location: Richmond, VA

Company Profile:
CarMax was built on the idea that there had to be a better way to buy a used car. So we set out to change things by making the buying process as easy (and fun!) as possible. Before anything else though, we laid the foundation upon which our car-selling venture would be built: INTEGRITY.