Internal Communications Intern

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Accolade at a glance…

Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of contact to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, visit accolade.com.

Job Description

Role overview

The Internal Communication Intern, reporting to Director of Internal Communication, is responsible for …

Capturing, creating and sharing the stories that are the heart of a growing, ambitious company with sights set on reinventing healthcare. Do you like to write? Interview people? Make videos? This role is a creative engine for making compelling content that engages employees. With offices in Prague and across the US and with artificial intelligence engineers to people trained in our proprietary empathetic listening practice, we are a diverse group with diverse preferences on how to be communicated with. Through video, writing, and Town Halls the internal communication team creates original content and partners with internal stakeholders to deliver news, launch initiatives, and shape the story of who we are and how we’re changing healthcare.

A day in the life…

The intern’s mission will be to become an honorary member of the internal “news room” team as we  grow and refine the internal program. The intern’s role will include:

  • Creating engaging stories and content for internal consumption. This includes identifying and producing internal story opportunities, pitching ideas, and interviewing employees.
  • Owning newsletter production, including: working with internal stakeholders to source content, managing the internal editorial calendar, sourcing and cropping compelling images.
  • Collaborating on the strategy and execution of internal announcements and news across internal communication channels from intake to cascading to leaders to full company announcements.
  • Production of at least one video, working with our video studio vendor, that aligns with a major internal initiative or announcement. The intern will help develop the script, work with the studio to book, join the video shoot to help coach participating employees, and take lead on edits and feedback for the final production.
  • Contribute to measuring success and monthly reporting.
  • Publish a white paper of recommendations for ways to grow and strengthen the program at the end of the internship based on observations and insights gleaned from being immersed in the work and a survey of current best practices in the healthcare or ditigal health spaces.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • People who like to tell stories and have fun with it! Do you like creating Instagram or Facebook stories? Do you enjoy reading magazines? Blogs? If so, you will have fun with this job. 
  • Writing skills a must. A good foundation in the basics, like grammar, is table stakes. We’re also looking for an ability to create easy-to-read and enjoyable stories, news articles, and ghost blogs. This may include seeing the underlying message behind “geek speak” or industry jargon and finding a way to produce a story that is consumable by the internal audience. 
  • Have an adaptable approach to learning and ability to pick things up quickly – such as how to use our internal communication tools like Slack – is important. The internship will have structure, though you should expect some flex in the plan as that is how we role operating in an industry that is being disrupted. 
  • Sense of humor is a must. A good GIF-game is helpful, but you can also learn on the job.  

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.