Planning Internship Weber Shandwick - Chicago, IL4.0 Full-time Save Planning Internship(Job Number: 011898) Primary Location-United States-Illinois-Chicago Description Weber Shandwick isnt just a PR agency. Were the worlds largest engagement agency. And while, sure, weve won our fair share of awards, what were really proud of is the connected network of specialized experts weve built, each one skilled in earning attention and driving conversation. Our strength is in our people. In our teams. In the promise weve all made to go beyond for our clients, delivering not only strategic business objectives, but real value. Weber Shandwick is home to experts across our four value-based communities: Client Experience, Content, Insights and Integrated Media. The Opportunity: Youre insatiably curious. You seek to understand how ideas, products and people work, and how they came to be in the first place. You can relate to Carrie Mathisons color-coded corkboard and you get that reference because youre a culture hound. If you didnt, you figured it out already because your research skills are off the charts. The strategy/planning intern is responsible for immersing themselves in the worlds of our consumers, IRL and by scouring web and third-party tools to uncover the type of insights that inspire creativity, identify relevant trends and inform game-changing recommendations. This position will be expected to start on 9/30/19 as part of our fall internship class. Responsibilities: * Assist in primary and secondary research; familiarity with secondary research tools is a bonus (Simmons, Mintel, ComScore, Quid) * Ask informative questions to drive project assignments and gain client/ account understanding * Distill information into easily digestible summaries, separating insights from facts, and articulating them in a narrative that is clear, relatable, and memorable * Coordinate projects with creative and analytically-minded colleagues Qualifications Essential Skills: * Curious, culture-savvy and adept at social media * A bachelors degree from a four-year college or university that includes coursework in advertising, business, sociology, anthropology, psychology you know, human behavior * An understanding of, and interest in, qualitative and quantitative research * The ability to effectively filter information and separate key insights from facts * Strong written and verbal communication a storyteller with the power to captivate, convince, and compel others to action Why Weber Shandwick: Weber Shandwicks full-time internship program is a 16-week paid opportunity for you to gain valuable experience supporting teams and helping clients solve business problems. We arent going to have you pouring coffee and making copies for four monthsinstead, youll really dig into the work, become a critical member of your teams, and learn what it means to go beyond for your clients. By the end of your internship, youll have learned how to successfully operate in a major organization and be able to apply learnings to the rest of your career. Through day-to-day client work and interactive trainings over the course of your internship, youll learn how to: * Read and comprehend briefs, proposals and plans, and synthesize them for action. * Write compelling materials for a variety of audiences. * Think strategically about business issues. * Present findings in an engaging way. * And more! We offer intern trainings on topics ranging from preparedness, to video production, to insight development. Weber Shandwick is dedicated not only to building brands, but to building careers. Our team is our most valuable asset, and were looking forward to seeing what youll bring to the family table.