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2022 Summer Intern - Strategic Communications - People &; Transformation - Chicago

Company: FTI Consulting
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

What We Do Business leaders and communicators partner with People & Transformation to enable significant changes related to shifts in business strategy, large-scale transactions (acquisitions, carve-outs, etc.), restructurings, compliance updates, evolving ways of working and other mission-critical initiatives. In each of these scenarios, the ability to create value and unlock opportunity requires companies to align organizational structures and day-to-day activities with the necessary culture shifts, leadership behaviors, and talent development strategies. People & Transformation draws on decades of experience across industries and in every major geographic market to assess gaps between the current and future state of a company, analyze impacts on employees, customers, suppliers, and investors, and use these inputs to develop successful and sustainable transformation programs. Example Projects: Communications and Engagement: From awareness to action: the right story delivered to the right people in the right way at the right time delivers commitment, performance, and effectiveness. We design and implement internal communication campaigns that foster loyalty and enthusiasm to drive business initiatives. Corporate Transactions: We help clients align their people to accelerate the return on the investment made in any transaction - whether that's helping them integrate teams and processes following a merger or embrace new ways of working in advance of going public. Restructuring: We provide strategic communications, change management, and workforce services to companies, boards of directors, lenders, creditors, and buyers as they prepare for, execute, and emerge from financial and organizational restructurings, including court-supervised bankruptcies. Change Management: Our clients look to us for expert guidance on transitioning from their current state to a new reality, such as the changes that have come with the pandemic. We do research to perform organizational assessments, enable leaders in making changes, establish a shared vision of success, support training, and communicate in ways that build a sense of momentum and accomplishment over time. Organizational Culture: We help clients build a deep understanding of existing programs and policies as well as the unwritten rules and norms that define day-to-day experiences, design programs that align teams around a shared purpose and values, and differentiate the value the organization provides employees to improve retention and engagement. To learn more about how the People & Transformation team supports clients, please click here . To learn more about the Strategic Communications segment's industry expertise, click here. What You Will Do As a People & Transformation Intern or Consultant, you will play an active role on our team and gain exposure to the practice's suite of offerings - including but not limited to: organizational effectiveness (e.g., defining culture, engaging around vision and values, communicating strategy), communications and engagement, change management and multi-stakeholder transformations such as merger integrations, carve outs, restructurings, performance improvement initiatives, leadership transitions, etc. This role will present you with an opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Tasks can include: FTI Consulting Inc. 1166 6 th Ave. New York, NY -2- conducting research and analysis for existing and prospective clients, monitoring media and industry trends, and developing first drafts of communications materials (including press releases, presentations, emails to customers, employees, suppliers, vendors, and other stakeholders, FAQs, announcement timelines, and more). What We Offer You This role provides the unique opportunity to work with and learn from teammates from a range of backgrounds and with a breadth of specialty expertise. With an emphasis on a collaborative team approach, we all listen to and learn from each other as we share diverse perspectives and ways of working to best meet client challenges and continue to grow the firm. FTI Strategic Communications Interns and Consultants are an immediate member of the team and are viewed as key players in our ability to serve our clients. Upon starting, you will participate in a training program that is designed to introduce entry-level candidates to the inner-workings of our international communications firm, which allows you to meet colleagues from across the network and helps develop essential written and oral communication skills required for this industry. Interns have a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the offering and gain hands-on experience through extensive internship projects. These projects allow Interns to work closely with other interns within Strategic Communications, further building connections. FTI prides itself on teaching, growing and building talent internally and is repeatedly recognized as a Top Place to Work in PR - in part because we take the time to understand individual career goals and help employees to achieve them. Given how we staff accounts, we also offer early and direct exposure to our senior leaders, direct interactions with clients, and opportunities to work across the business. The U.S. People & Transformation team is based in New York City and Chicago, with additional Managing Directors in DC and Houston - but we proudly deliver unmatched breadth and depth of expertise across our worldwide network. Basic Qualifications --- Pursuing Bachelor's degree --- Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA and 3.0 Major GPA --- Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented, and dynamic environment --- Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to juggle multiple projects --- A high level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information --- Service-oriented attitude --- A strong work ethic and an ability to be a self-starter --- Excellent written and oral presentation skills --- Permanent US work authorization --- Ability to work at least part time from an FTI office (Chicago, NY, DC or Houston) Preferred Majors --- Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Psychology, Business, Political Science or a related field. Please note this list is not exhaustive. Our practitioners come from a range of academic backgrounds and we welcome anyone with interest to apply.Intern Benefits: Competitive salary Company-paid team-building events (lunches, happy hours, summer outings) Upscale offices close to public transportation Free snacks and drinks Training opportunities (LinkedIn Learning, SC Academy, Lunch and Learns) Additional Full-Time Benefits Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our full-time employees (Consultants and above) enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive salary and bonus plans Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave Full package of benefits plans Company matched 401K Annual paid volunteer hours Corporate matching for charitable donations Potential for flexible working arrangements Pet insurance Candidates residing in Colorado should reach out to for additional details that may be provided pursuant to CEPA. About FTI Consulting What makes us unique? With more than 6,400 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities. FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn. FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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