External Communications Internship - Minnetonka, MN - Spring & Summer 2022
Minnetonka, MN 
Posted 11 days ago
Job/Internship 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. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life's best work.(sm)

Interns in Communications have the exciting opportunity to be part of how a Fortune 5 company enhances its reputation with governments, policy-makers and consumers through a dynamic content and storytelling strategy across a wide variety of channels.

**This full-time internship position will be available starting in June 2022**

**H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position**

Our team is looking for a current college student who is eager to learn about corporate communications, media relations and the health care industry in a fast-paced environment. The UnitedHealth Group external communications team is positioned within the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 5 company, which offers access to a unique and meaningful communications internship experience. In this role, you will develop journalism-style writing skills, learn about working with reporters at top media outlets and dig into complex topics in healthcare industry through research and other projects. Must be comfortable and willing to contribute your ideas and take advantage of networking opportunities across the team and organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Writing for internal and external audiences on a variety of channels (e.g. newsroom stories, media pitches, internal web content, social media posts), using AP Style.
  • Proof and edit key documents and deliverables for internal and external use.
  • Engage in media audits and other research for a variety of teams and develop summaries for senior leaders within the organization.
  • Support media clips reports, measurement and analytics. Learn about best practices in communications measurement.
  • Monitor and develop responses to engage healthcare influencers on social media.

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. Internships are not intended for graduating seniors
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Our team is currently flexible on working remotely or in the office. This is subject to change and we will communicate expectations clearly well in advance.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising or the equivalent
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Experience writing in AP Style or eager to learn AP Style from a team comprised of former journalists
  • Experience writing, researching, and editing
  • Experience with 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

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

Job Keywords: External Communications Intern, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields