Atlanta, GA: Paid Heritage Communications (Archives) Intern, The Coca-Cola Company

Job Opening Title: Heritage Communications (Archives) Intern

Institution/Organization Name: The Coca-Cola Company

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: December 23, 2016

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Global Public Affairs and Communications Internships
The Coca-Cola Company

2017 Pre-Professional Student Summer Internships
Target Start Date: June 2017
Target End Date: August 2017

Summer Internships are available to either undergraduate or graduate students. The interns will report into leaders within The Coca-Cola Company’s Public Affairs and Communications team.

Position Description: All positions are based in Atlanta, Ga. working in the company’s Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) function, with internships in the following areas:

1. Corporate Media Relations
2. Social/ Digital Communications
3. Internal/ Executive Communications
4. Brand Public Relations and World of Coca-Cola Marketing
5. Strategic Communications
6. Coca-Cola Ambassador
7. Heritage Communications
8. International Government Relations
9. Bottling Investments Group

PAC’s primary responsibility is to protect and enhance the reputation and image of the Company and its brands through relationships and communication with stakeholders, including employees, media, governments, and NGOs. Depending on the team, intern initiatives may focus on: employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, corporate/NGO strategy, environment, diversity and health & wellness. Each intern will also participate in a group project throughout the course of the internship. The groups will present at the end of the summer for the PAC leadership team.

Position Requirements: Preference is for interns in a current or recently-completed MBA, public affairs (including journalism, communications and political science) or equivalent graduate student program; however, other fields of study – undergraduate or graduate – also are given consideration. Interns must have quantitative and analytical skills, and a familiarity with consumer goods business strategy. Also, interns must be creative, have excellent written and oral communication abilities, and be competent in project/task prioritization. Strong interpersonal skills, high energy and enthusiasm, and digital fluency are also essential.

Family members of Coca-Cola employees are not eligible for this internship.

Specific internships also have the following requirements:

Heritage Communications (Archives): A group that focuses on maintaining the company’s archives and manages any media or event opportunities that relate to the history of our company and / or products. This team seeks an individual with a strong understanding of archival principles, digital asset management, who is seeking work experience at an archival institution. Through the course of the internship, the candidate will assist with processing digital and paper records, exhibit planning, social media outreach initiatives, research, and/or reference. The candidate may also participate in departmental public relations projects. The internship is designed to provide an overview of the activities of business archives.

Salary/Benefits: Undergraduate, graduate and/or MBA-level interns will receive a salary ranging from $1,800 to $5,500/month for the duration of their contract. Salary will be based on education level and prior work experience. Internships will last 8-16 weeks and each intern will be assigned a specific manager/mentor.

The Coca-Cola Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing and maintaining cultural diversity within the work environment.

Further Information:
Application deadline: December 23, 2016
Notification of selection to interview: early January 2017
Offers will be made by: February 3, 2017

Application Process:
Send an e-mail with cover letter, 2 writing samples and resume to Each applicant can select up to three of the following teams they are interested in interviewing with. Please indicate team preference(s) selection in the cover letter. If a cover letter is not submitted, the application will not be considered.

1. Corporate Media Relations
2. Digital/ Social Communications
3. Brand Public Relations
4. World of Coca-Cola
5. Internal/ Executive Communications
6. Strategic Communications
7. Coca-Cola Ambassador
8. Heritage Communications (Archives)
9. International Government Relations
10. Bottling Investments Group

Writing samples may vary based on area of interest. Suggested samples include, but are not limited to: a press release, article written for publication, blog entry, formal correspondence, case study or a strategic work plan. Each sample should not exceed two pages in length.

Applicants should direct questions to Please note: due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to respond to requests for status updates on individual applications.

For purposes of formatting, cover letters may be addressed to the below contact. Please email all content requested above.

Ms. Katie Condon
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at


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