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Communications Intern (Elevate Program) - Minnetonka, MN or Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Internships at UnitedHealth Group. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that's dramatically shaping our entire health care system. UnitedHealth Group internship opportunities will provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. You'll work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do. -It's the perfect storm. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -
UnitedHealth Group ("UHG") is a Fortune 5 diversified health care company that generates over $300 billion in revenue and employs -400,000 diverse team members. UHG is comprised of two distinct, but strategically aligned businesses: UnitedHealthcare ("UHC") and Optum. UnitedHealthcare is the largest U.S. health insurer, serving over 50 million members and enables better health outcomes for its members. Optum is UHG's health services platform and provides health care administrative support and employs more physicians than any other medical group in the country. Optum serves nearly 130 million Americans.

**This early careers full-time internship position will be available starting in May 2024****UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position**

UnitedHealth Group is seeking a communications intern to join our Interns Elevated program, reporting into the Enterprise Communications team. -

On the Enterprise Communications team - we enhance the company reputation with key audiences including investors, policymakers, consumers, patients and employees. You will learn to develop dynamic content and bring stories to life across a variety of channels while navigating the complexities of being a part of a Fortune 5 company. In addition, you will help to advance our mission and drive growth for the company.

Our Interns Elevated program will give current sophomores who will be rising juniors in summer 2024 the opportunity to participate in a one-year rotational
program with the potential to extend the internship into a second year. This program will rotate through each of our businesses (UnitedHealth Group,
UnitedHealthcare and Optum). Interns will work full-time in the summer and part-time during the school year. -

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following based on the rotation:

  • Internal Communications & Employee Engagement Rotation:

    • Writing and creation of content across multiple channels on a variety of topics including growth, employee benefits & programs, mission and culture
    • Content creation for intranet news stories, intranet/web content, emails, social posts, digital signs, etc.
    • Assist with creation of campaign assets and logistics and project management (videos, photography, infographics)
    • Proof and edit key documents and deliverables for internal and external use
    • Support key employee/company campaigns by collecting, packaging and gathering approvals on campaign assets
    • Research, analyze, and share best-in-class practices across the competitive landscape

    • Social Strategy and Social Media Rotation:

      • Support the Social Media team to create strategic targeted social media campaigns in support of the owned channels
      • Regularly assist with ad hoc projects spanning across the digital channels we support
      • Comfortable supporting multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations, communicating progress, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment
      • Keep up to date with the latest digital marketing trends to provide innovative experience design ideas to challenge the status quo and push the creative envelope
      • Support social media team with writing posts, consulting on graphics, managing approvals and publishing
      • Regularly assist with ad hoc projects spanning across the digital channels we support
      • Comfortable supporting multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations, communicating progress, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment
      • Sit in on communications kick-off calls and provide strategic considerations, optimization opportunities and help project manage initiatives alongside our content studio & social media team

      • Executive Communications Rotation

        • Support the planning and execution of executive events
        • Executive visibility research and monitoring, including media, social media and events -
        • Research both internal and external speaking opportunities for leadership team consideration
        • Track and summarize key health conferences and events
        • Draft employee communications through creative mediums to engage enterprise on key messages

        • Corporate Reputation and External Communications Rotation:

          • Support teams on campaign activations including content creation for multiple channels and post activation reporting
          • Develop, support and execute on editorial calendars and content strategy for key executives
          • Help shape thought leadership content and strategy for key executives to support our executive visibility program
          • Support public affairs teams on campaign, stakeholder and advocacy group activations
          • Assist with developing op-eds/articles targeting the strategic priorities for placement by subject matter experts and executive leaders
          • Support media relations team with media pitching, earnings day analysis, reporting, etc.
          • Collaborate with marketing partners on ideas and content, including assisting with identifying news stories for newsletters, proofing white papers, and leveraging marketing deliverables across various platforms
          • Keep up to date with the latest health care news, social media trends, and brand storytelling trends to provide innovative ideas to challenge the status quo and push the creative envelope

          • Enterprise Performance and Insights Rotation:

            • Cleansing data from disparate data sources (data extraction, prep, scrubbing)
            • Analyzing metrics from paid, owned, and earned media tools
            • Supporting the synthesis of insights from a variety of reports
            • Data extraction, preparation and scrubbing
            • Visualization and building out of dashboards
            • Derivation of business insights and preparation of recommended actions
            • Regularly conduct competitive and landscape listening audits
            • Assist in the development of performance reports that summarize opportunities for optimization

              You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:

              • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college / university. Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college / university during the duration of the internship
              • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization -(F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring -H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)

                Preferred Qualifications:

                • Minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA
                • 1+ years of experience in writing, social media, content strategy, digital strategy, digital marketing
                • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
                • Experience writing, researching, and editing
                • Experience with digital or social media
                • Experience in organizing or planning events and meetings
                • Experience working, volunteering, or interning in a health care, policy, research, or public relations setting
                • Solid familiarity with social media platforms in a professional perspective (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter)
                • Familiarity with social listening and analysis to inform social media strategy and/or content creation
                • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
                • Proven solid writing skills, and ability to draft short-form content for social platforms (including copy for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)
                • Proven ability to be proactive and independent thinker; willing to collaborate with a multi-disciplined team to achieve goals
                • Proven outstanding communication and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to make clear and concise presentations

                  Soft Skills:

                  • Solid verbal/written communication, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
                  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with tight deadlines
                  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve when needed
                  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a cross functional team
                  • Curious, collaborative team player with a well-developed sense of humor
                  • Solid personal project management skills and ability to prioritize, make progress on multiple concurrent projects and share progress with your team
                  • Excellent communication and team skills - verbal and written
                  • Detail oriented

                    California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $18.00 to $32.00 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.--- -

                    *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

                    At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

                    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                    UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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