Job posting: Corporate and Sustainability Communications Intern

As I was interested in both corporate sustainability and strategic communications, Lundquist provided an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding of current trends among multinational companies. The research experience and knowledge I gained have been invaluable to me. And being a SAIS Bologna alum, I was happy to return to Italy to get international work experience.

Ned Eke,
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe,
2016

Internship description

Lundquist is offering a paid internship in its team to help conduct two internationally recognized research projects assessing online corporate communications and CSR, the annual Webranking research and the CSR Online Awards.

The main tasks will involve analyzing the quality corporate and financial transparency of corporate websites among the largest companies in Europe, research work, analyze best practices, write content for reports, assist the other teams on client project work and social media.

You will learn how online communications works from a corporate perspective in areas such as, investor relations, corporate governance, social media, sustainability, media, storytelling, user experience, web design and mobile.

You will also be introduced to client work for some of the largest companies in Italy and Switzerland. During the period you will have a personal mentor who will guide you during the internship. After finishing the internship, you will receive a letter of reference.

Skills & Requirements

  • university or master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. business/economics, communications, etc.)
  • keen and proven interest in online communications and digital
  • familiarity with the main concepts and instruments of financial communications and social media
  • at least 1 year of relevant work experience, preferably in consulting, corporate communications, CSR, social media or web
  • excellent written and spoken English, preferably mother tongue
  • English is the working language. Basic knowledge in Italian is a plus but not necessary. excellent written and presentation skills
  • advanced skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • fast learner and highly motivated.

Prospects

After having successfully completed the internship several former SAIS graduates have either stayed on to work as full-time professionals or continued supporting Lundquist remotely as external consultants.

Working at Lundquist provides the opportunity to work in a tight-knit, team-oriented consulting firm that works with Europe’s largest companies. As an intern, you learn a lot about corporate sustainability, corporate governance, and investor relations practices. The Lundquist team does an excellent job of teaching and mentoring their interns, and provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting topics.

Alex Nelson,
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe,
2016

Period and location

9-12 weeks, starting date early June in Milan, Italy.

Application and deadline

In order to be considered for this role, send a personalised cover letter in English to [email protected] explaining why you would be a perfect fit for our team and how you meet our job requirements, attaching your CV.

At Lundquist Srl I gained experience analyzing many of Italy’s top companies on the effectiveness of their communications and sustainability strategies. I learned just how much companies can do to improve how they explain their business purpose and how to help them to do so.

Dylan Banks Etzel,
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe,
2017

Lundquist is an international consultancy that specialises in online communications based in Milan, Italy. We are focused on strategic consulting for corporate and financial communications, reporting, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social media and employer branding with a digital first approach.

We are a growing team of well-connected, multilingual professionals with a European presence and a global vision. Specialists in the field of online communications, our practice is analytical and research-driven. Our client list includes over 60 publicly traded companies in the UK, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and beyond, across a range of industries.