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Communications Intern [Fall 2024]



Marketing & Communications
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

About Zipline

Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building the first instant logistics system that serves all humans equally. Leveraging expertise in robotics and autonomy, Zipline designs, builds, and operates a fleet of cutting edge, autonomous delivery drones. We serve tens of millions of people around the world.

Joining Zipline’s Emerging Talent program as an intern is an opportunity to contribute to our promise of building a system that provides equitable access to critical healthcare supplies for millions of people. We believe that internships are more than just opportunities to learn by watching or doing low level tasks. We expect our interns to take on meaningful work that actively contributes to moving Zipline’s mission forward, while learning real-world skills that will serve them in their careers for the long term.

Join us, and build the future of logistics with the best humans around!

About You and The Role

We’re looking for a recent grad to compliment our communications team across all functions, from public relations planning, research and activations, to event support and execution.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, you’ll be a vital member of a small team that has an outsized role and responsibility for building and protecting Zipline’s global brand and reputation. You’ll thrive in this role if you are mission-driven, like to work in exceptionally fast-paced environments, are intellectually curious, work well cross functionally, and are equal parts creative and strategic.

Zipline’s communications team shapes and shares the company’s story and impact. We strategically raise awareness about what we’re doing and the impact that we’re having, increase acceptance of and excitement for our system, and cultivate ambassadors and brand love. We are passionate storytellers that thrive at making complex topics simple and understandable.

This internship is a rare opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience with senior communications leaders tackling global tech, policy, communications, and market issues at a growing, category leading startup.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in building and executing strategic communications campaigns. While your focus will be on the United States, much of your work will have global reach.
  • Support the communication’s team day-to-day work, including media monitoring, material creation, event support, and research projects.
  • Assist in external storytelling, including story mining, social listening, arranging and staffing interviews, drafting messaging and media materials, reviewing and updating company assets.
  • Analyze news and social media coverage for key metrics, such as sentiment, pickup, message pull through etc.
  • Research projects, developing proactive story ideas, writing etc.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Communications, Marketing and Brand team as well asCustomer Success and Community Engagement.

What You’ll Bring

  • 0-3 years of experience in communications. Time in a fast-paced environment; agency, politics or in-house tech experience is preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail, project management and writing skills, paired with exceptional judgment and a strong interest in the U.S. traditional and emerging media landscape.
  • Strong research skills and the ability to synthesize and collate information from informal sources, including traditional and social media.
  • Curiosity, creativity, and a passion for learning
  • Prior success collaborating cross-functionally
  • Excellent spoken and written English

You’ll Thrive in the Role If:

  • You’re a self-starter that is adept at collaborating cross-functionally
  • You are a researcher who can dig into a new niche and quickly get up to speed
  • You like to work in fast-paced environments, are great at multitasking, and can go with the flow
  • You bias to action and communicate consistently with your team to ensure everyone is aligned
  • You can look-around-the-corner at what’s next and execute your own work with minimal structured oversight
  • You bring a “can do” attitude, because we have a lot of vital work to get done and require everyone’s best work to succeed
  • You are a good writer and have excellent attention to detail
  • You are equal parts creative and strategic
  • You are passionate and excited about Zipline’s mission, impact and products
  • You’re comfortable as an “intrepreneur,” look for ways to continuous improve and take ownership

What Else You Need to Know

Our internships are full-time positions, in-person at our South San Francisco office. We will host our Fall 2024 interns from September to December.

The starting cash range for this role is $36 - 40 / hour. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and working location. The total compensation package for this role may also include: overtime pay; commuter benefits; paid sick time; and more.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

Zipline is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your point of contact at Zipline know if you require any accommodations throughout your interview process.