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Valmont Industries, Inc. Corporate Communications Intern in Omaha, Nebraska

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Valmont is seeking an organized, self-motivated, excellent writer to act as a corporate communications intern. Excellent communication skills, knowledge of proper spelling, grammar and Associate Press (AP) Stylebook guidelines, and strong attention to detail are essential to succeed in this position. Valmont’s corporate communications intern supports the investor relations and corporate communications team by writing, editing, proofreading, scheduling and tracking the performance of internal and external content. You will develop a portfolio of writing samples, refine your writing skills for different audiences and gain valuable real-world experience in developing internal and external content.

Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • This position will report to the Communications Manager

  • Flexible schedule however must be able to work a minimum of 30+ hours/week in the summer

  • Draft and edit a variety of communications (internal memos, intranet articles, blog posts, press releases, medial alerts and other materials)

  • Support the development and execution of communications plans and tasks

  • Partner with the investor relations and global brand team to identify and understand company messaging and strategy

  • Assist in media outreach efforts and monitor results of press release and media alert communications

  • Research information related to a variety of subjects

  • Proofreading and editing assistance

  • Complete assignments on time and work within tight deadlines

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Student pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other relevant fields

  • Excellent communication skills including attention given to proper spelling and grammar

  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook guidelines

  • Passion for writing

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Extremely organized, self-motivated, and responds positively to feedback

  • Professional demeanor with an eagerness to learn and work with several partners across the global enterprise

  • Flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • An interest in employee engagement, public relations corporate and/or global communications

Benefits:

  • Great opportunity to gain career related course work experience from an industry leader

  • Paid Internship – Valmont values you

  • Potential development into a regular full-time position

  • Flexible full-time day shift hours during the summer

  • A thriving culture in a growing business

  • Interactive group activities with intern peers

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.

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