Are you a strong storyteller who is able to think strategically and create compelling, engaging communications? Would you enjoy working on a small-but-mighty and fast-paced team? Are you looking for experience in all areas of communications – internal, employee, business, public relations and thought leadership? If you answered yes, then Cigna’s Communications Leadership Development Program (CLDP) may be what you’re looking for!
The Communications Leadership Development Program begins as a 11 week summer internship designed for rising seniors to collaborate with communications leaders and learn from industry leaders and mentors. After the internship experience, select candidates will be offered a full-time role within the Communications team, which will begin after graduation.
There’s never a “typical” day on the Communications Team – and that’s part of the reason why working on our team is exciting! CLDP participants can expect to write internal stories for our company’s intranet, research issues for our thought leadership work, craft a post for our external Newsroom, or help our business and corporate communications teams craft talking points and speeches for events, videos, and other tactics.
CLDP Advantage for Summer Interns:
- Executive Speaker Series: Learn from Cigna executives and discover how they transformed from interns to business leaders
- Professional Development: Career development workshops and training to sharpen your skills & prepare you for a long-term career
- Connect & Contribute: Networking opportunities and volunteer activities
- Our People: Diverse and inclusive community focused on mentorship, professional development, and connecting as a community
What you need to do the job:
- Rising Senior pursuing degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
- Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communications skills.
- A proactive, self-starter who is eager to learn and acquire new skills
- Strong attention to details and ability to connect dots across a matrixed organization
- Strong business aptitude and problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Ability to work a 40 hour work week for 11 weeks during summer 2022 (late-May until early-August)
- Locations: Bloomfield, Connecticut and St. Louis, Missouri preferred, but open to virtual candidates
- Compensation: Competitive hourly rate
- Potential: Based on interest and performance, the internship can lead into a full-time role upon graduation.