Southwest Airlines Co.

Health Communications Intern - Spring 2018

1 month ago
Requisition ID
2017-19884
HDQ
Category
Corporate
US-TX-Dallas
Employment Type
Intern
Department
23-People

Overview

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct research and handle special projects as assigned by Leadership to support the goals and objectives of Benefits initiatives including health, wellness and other benefits.

 

Prepare blog postings, press releases, digital signs, memos, and letters.

 

Edit and proofread Company material.

 

Serve as communication liaison to SWA Benefits Experts.

 

Organize materials for meetings, presentations or reports.

 

Supports the development of Benefits Strategy by developing a communication campaign that creates action/engages Employees and which will include determining the effectiveness of the campaign over time..

 

Potential projects include, but are not limited to: data gathering, researching best practices, editing written documents, etc.

 

Communicate with Internal/External Customers via personal contact, telephone, and written correspondence.

 

Attend cross-functional meetings as needed.

 

Complete special projects as needed.

 

Assist with strategic communications planning.

 

Possible travel involved.

 

Assist with various communication process improvements for Benefits group.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

 

Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Progress towards degree in HR Management, Health Promotions, Communications or Business related major/minor.

 

Minimum sophomore level.

 

Must be a full time student (12 credit hours) to be eligible.

 

Maintained 2.75 or above cumulative GPA.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must possess a strong proficiency of the English language, including superior grammar, spelling, and organizational skills.

 

Possess an understanding of how people use communication channels to obtain health, wellness and retirement information.

 

Communications or health promotions work experience preferred (part-time jobs, internship, etc.)

 

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.)

 

Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a Team.

 

Ability to stay organized and manage multiple tasks effectively.

 

Problem solving ability and strong written/verbal communication skills.

 

Involvement in campus organizations, clubs, or extracurricular activities preferred.

 

Works well in a culture that is open, direct, respectful, courteous, and compassionate.

 

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

 

Knowledge of health benefits preferred.

 

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (IF REQUESTED):

 

Resume.

 

Unofficial transcript.

 

Essay “Why Southwest Airlines”.  Length is up to the author.

Writing sample no longer than one page on why it's important to be healthy.

 

Letters of Recommendation.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

 

Full-time/ 40 hours per week.

 

PAY:

 

$15.00 hourly + flight privileges

 

This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 

In order to apply, you must submit your application online at www.southwest.com/careers.

 

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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