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Communications Intern


Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Corporate Affairs & Communication
Job ID:  66542

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our US Corporate Communications Team in Smyrna, Georgia, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Communications Intern.  

The U.S. Corporate Communications team is focused on growing awareness of UCB and our commitment to patient value with internal and external stakeholders through effective communications and public relations strategies. Our team works cross-functionally across the organization, including in close alignment with the Global Corporate Communications team and the Global Development Solutions communications team to deliver strategic, unified, and impactful communications.  Our Summer Internship Program is a learning experience (May-August) where you will be immersed in the daily environment of a growing biopharma company. You will gain valuable industry and organizational knowledge through daily interactions and job assignments. In addition, you will be engaged in important projects and initiatives within the communications scope, interact with senior leaders in conversational settings, and network with employees across our global offices.  The U.S. Corporate Communications team develops and implements necessary communications targeting both internal and external audiences. The Communications Summer Intern will support the team with development of written materials (Intranet articles, blog posts, employee newsletter content, etc.), onsite employee engagement events, and digital content creation, among other projects. 

Opportunities in this area can include:
-    Communications - Review and edit materials for content and errors, develop creative material in support of the organization's communications strategies. Plan, develop, and publish internal and external communications, including PowerPoint presentations, creative content postings for the internal digital signage network, articles for the company intranet and blog, and internal emails to employees. Focus may be on writing evergreen content and collateral to support our 2020 strategic objectives. 
-    Digital Content Management - ensures that the organization's intranet (known as Plaza and built on a Sharepoint platform) and internal email marketing software provide up-to-date and comprehensive information that is easily available to employees.  Assist with pulling metrics and other measurement to gauge the effectives of internal and external communications efforts


This internship offers experiences across in-house engagement and communications in the biopharmaceutical industry, including writing for different audiences, understanding internal and external communication channels, and leveraging digital platforms. Our company is working on exciting new developments and will offer a solid education to Interns of all levels. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals interested in a communications career with an interest in healthcare.  

Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills
Minimum Qualifications:
•    Current enrollment in a college program in at least one of the following majors: Business, Communications, Public Relations, English, Marketing and/or Journalism


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Strong writing and editing ability (writing samples required)
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Demonstrated presentation skills
•    Strong MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel skills
•    Graphic design (Photoshop, Canva, etc.)
•    Video editing (Adobe premiere; iMovie etc.)
•    Microsoft SharePoint


Why you should apply 
At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve. 

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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