Internship in External Communications (m/w/d)

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Heidelberg, DE

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Role: Internship in External Communications (m/w/d)

Location: Heidelberg

Company: Springer Verlag GmbH


This is a communications role, based in Heidelberg, which will assist the Springer Nature External Communications team. The role would report into the Head of Communications, Research and Publishing Services based in the UK, but would be supported by the local team in Heidelberg.

Corporate Affairs plays a crucial role in supporting the business globally, working with authors and journalists to highlight our corporate messages in the media and strengthening our book brands through various media activities, events and coverage.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual with creative ideas and fresh thinking with a special focus on book PR. The candidate will also demonstrate basic knowledge of the science sector and media relations.


 Key tasks:


  • Support the Communications team to write and edit German and English-language press releases on books and corporate news
  • Assist distributing press releases and book review offers to international media, generating media coverage for content published in our books
  • Coordinate work assigned to freelancers
  • Coordinate with institution/university press offices/author on press activities
  • Respond to phone and email queries from journalists and press officers
  • Maintain and update media contacts and distribution lists
  • Monitor press coverage and collate cuttings, providing results to publishing staff
  • Update corporate websites by using content management systems
  • Prepare presentation slides 
  • Handle office organization and administration
  • Other duties as required when supporting internal, external and social media teams


Job requirements:


  • Science or liberal arts degree
  • Excellent English-language skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent German-language skills (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Command of journalistic skills (researching, writing,) with the ability to handle a diverse array of topics
  • Communications experience, preferably within a global context
  • Knowledge of the international media landscape
  • Organised approach
  • Interest in current events and topics (social, political, scientific)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



Start:  April 2024

Limitation: 6 months

Location: Heidelberg

Compensation: 12.41,- EUR gross per hour
Working Hours: Full-time (37 hours/week)



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