Communications Internship

Williams Group offers a summer internship that reflects our commitment to increasing diversity in the communication field and within our firm.

Diversity strengthens our culture, helps us create great communications for our clients and contributes to a better world. We believe that embracing diversity means affirming the inherent dignity of all people and seeking a variety of perspectives to enrich our work.

Wg defines diversity as the inclusion and active participation of different types of people in our enterprise. These differences can include age, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and life experiences.

Overview

The Wg communications internship was created to provide meaningful work experiences for students interested in pursuing career paths in one or both of these areas:

  • Professional communications. These students might be focusing on a communication craft such as writing or graphic design, a technical arena such as market research or project management, or a media area such as print, broadcast, video or digital communications. To benefit from this internship, they should be interested in learning about communications practices in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
     
  • Nonprofit careers. These students might be focusing on nonprofit management, sociology or other curricula preparing them for leadership in this field. To benefit from this internship, they should be interested in learning about the practice of communications as an asset to their work.

Interns are assigned to a project team or teams based on their educational backgrounds and interests. Each intern is also connected with a mentor for the duration of the experience.

This is a full-time, paid internship for the duration of the summer term. Compensation is a wage of $15 per hour, with prorated holiday pay.

Requirements

Candidates for this internship program must:

  • Have above-average communications skills, including solid writing and oral communications abilities
  • Carry a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies; consideration will also be given to students pursuing post-graduate degrees.
  • Have maturity and interests that are suited to employment in a professional services environment, as well as demonstrated reliability in a previous work experience
  • Have transportation to the Williams Group office in downtown Grand Rapids

Preference will be given to candidates who can best identify how they will bring diversity to the perspectives and talents of Williams Group and the communications field.

To apply

The application period for a summer 2017 internship is now closed.

Applications are due April 1, 2018 for a summer-term internship that begins in May or June of 2018.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to lchalla@williams-group.com. In your cover letter, please be sure to address these three items:

  1. How would you expect to benefit from being a Williams Group intern?
  2. How would you expect Williams Group to benefit from your involvement in this program?
  3. How would you expect to contribute diversity to the perspectives and talents at Williams Group?