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Communication and Community Relations Intern Job

Date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Eagan, Minnesota, US, 55122

Company: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

About Blue Cross

Founded in 1933, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state. We have more members, the largest network of providers and more products and services than any other plan in Minnesota. From the beginning, Blue Cross has been an innovator with a mission of making a healthy difference in people’s lives.

We understand the importance of finding a job that you truly enjoy — at a company that shares your values. We’ve made it easy to feel good about working at Blue Cross by encouraging volunteerism, valuing diversity and offering the flexibility you need to live a balanced life. We offer a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, flexible work schedules and generous personal paid time off in addition to 20 hours of volunteer paid time off each year. We look forward to serving Minnesotans over the next 80 years and beyond. Join us and make a healthy difference through the work you do every day.

Description Summary

This person provides support to the members of the Internal Communications and Community Relations team.


Strong interpersonal skills are required to successfully manage multiple assignments while working closely with members of the community relations and communications team.


Responsibilities may include planning and organizing volunteer and service activities; database management; planning, writing and editing communication materials, newsletter articles, correspondence, events and other communications.


The intern will actively participate in team meetings and work collaboratively with other team members to help achieve department objectives and successfully carry out projects.


This person would be employed for a six-month period. The intern works full-time, approximately 35-40 hours/week.


  1. Assist with all aspects of Blue Cross’ annual Community Giving Campaign, including managing projects, event planning and promotion and maintaining a charity database, in collaboration with Blue Cross’ Community Relations staff

  2. Assist in the development of materials for the annual employee giving campaign

  3. Assist with events, photo shoots, video production, meetings and corporate campaigns

  4. Research and write communication plans and articles for various employee communications vehicles

  5. Complete other writing and project management duties as assigned.


  • College student or recent college graduate

  • Communications or related major

  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for working with Blue Cross employees at all levels, and community representatives

  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and a willingness to learn other software tools. Experience with other software programs a plus

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Excellent planning/organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Previous non-profit work or volunteer experience desirable

  • Work onsite during business hours

  • Access to a car for metro area travel

Preferred Requirements

  • Previous experience helpful but not necessary

FLSA Status


Make a difference

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross. Be part of a company that lets you be you — and make a healthy difference in people’s lives every day

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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