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Corporate Communications Intern (INT06) 1

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37416

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

VW. Two letters. Endless opportunities.

The internship program at Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations is intended to provide college / university students and recent graduates the opportunity to use and develop skills they have learned in the classroom by working at our state-of-the-art production facility, and to provide Volkswagen Chattanooga the opportunity to develop talent for potential future entry-level positions. 


Our internships are full-time positions (40 hrs/week).  Candidates will be expected to be available to work during normal business hours (Monday – Friday; exact hours will vary by position and some positions might require work on Saturdays).  To be eligible for the internship program, candidates are required to be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution, or have graduated from one within the 6 months prior to the start date of the internship.  Candidates who do not meet this guideline will not be considered. This position will start on August 2019 and end on December 2019. Applications for later terms will not be accepted at this time. 


The Corporate Communications Intern will support communications activities at Volkswagen in Chattanooga. During the course of the internship, the applicant will have the chance to become an integral member of the Communications team.

  • Copywriting for internal publications, traditional media and social media
  • Research and database development
  • Report on social metric such as engagement KPI’s
  • Update and track editorial and event calendars and tactical or administrative support in the development and execution of internal communications activities.
  • Candidate must be able to perform duties in a timely manner according to an established schedule and succeed in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills and an understanding of target audience is required.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree or pursuing Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Political Science, Business, English or related discipline

Specialized Skills:

  • Experience developing communication material including writing copy, presentation layout, electronic/print collateral, video production, etc.
  • Proficiency with Associate Press (AP) style and writing for journalistic media
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Strong interest in corporate communications or public relations
  • Prior experience developing communication material for mass audiences
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products a plus

General Skills:

  • Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic thinking
  • Integration – joining people, processes or systems
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
  • Resource and time management
  • Problem-solving; being able to solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Strong organization ability with keen attention to detail
  • Be self-motivated and willing to challenge yourself to develop your talents and skillsets


Pay Rates based on level of education:

  • Sophomore $16/hour
  • Junior $18/hour
  • Senior and beyond $20/hour
Scope and Magnitude

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Corporate Communications, Communications, Intern, Marketing Communications, Administrative Assistant, Marketing, Entry Level, Administrative

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