Communications Intern - Social Media (HQ - Olathe, KS - Summer 2020)


Marketing Internship

Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

Forget “special projects” for newbies, our Communications - Social Media Intern will enjoy a hands-on learning experience in production where you will assist Garmin’s Marketing Communication department in a team-oriented environment under supervision.

We are looking for a full time Communications - Social Media Intern for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role you will assist with creating content that aligns with Garmin's brand standards for the company's owned channels, leveraging social media to promote new products, social campaigns and other programs.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Create and maintain social media editorial calendar for sharing interesting, timely content on all company-owned platforms
  • Assist with coordinating multimedia stories and assets for the company's blog and social channels
  • Assist with monitoring the brand and relevant conversations online to engage with influencers and assess and mitigate brand risk
  • Assist with analyzing and reporting on social media success metrics including competitive research
  • Assist in marketing brainstorms and creative planning sessions for new products and topical events
Qualified candidates for this role will possess the following education, experience and skills:
  • Pursing a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English, or another related major
  • Strong academics (cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA as a general rule)
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Quick learner with a demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively to achieve milestones and timelines
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and changing environment
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Technologically savvy with experience in and/or enthusiasm for navigation, consumer electronics, wireless, fitness, and/or automotive electronics
  • Knowledge of Garmin's brand and product lines
  • Demonstrated passion for social media and emerging technologies, social media software or tools a plus
Required Documents:
  • Please attach a writing sample to your application. This can be an article, blog post, paper or something that shows off your writing abilities.

Garmin Intern Perks

  • Social activities and service opportunities planned for interns
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Test cutting-edge Garmin products before they are released
  • No formal dress code
  • Assigned mentor to answer your questions and help you grow in your technical skillsets
  • Associate discount on consumer products
  • Paid, coordinated housing or stipend option for interns whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from Garmin HQ
  • Housing stipend option for those at field locations (non-Olathe) whose permanent address is located more than 50 miles from the field location
  • If you join us full-time, your time as an intern counts towards becoming fully vested with your 401K
  • Waived registration fees for Garmin-approved races

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

Job Marketing Communications
Primary LocationUS-KS-Olathe
Organization Communications
Schedule Full-time
Job Class Non-exempt