Internship opportunity announced, deadline Dec. 8

Country Financial is offering an internship in their Corporate Communications division right here in Bloomington, and they’re taking applications now.

Responsibilities include:

– Writes assigned communications which meet the needs of internal and external audiences, including, but not limited to financial representatives, employees and clients.

– Applies journalistic and Web content development skills following best practices.

– Secures appropriate approvals for assigned communications which meet legal, compliance, brand and other standards.

– Works comfortably in a fast-paced, multi-tasking team environment.

– Participates in communications brainstorming sessions.

– Confers with editor, supervisor, designers and developers, as needed, to enhance communications.

– Assists with other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Associated Press Style knowledge

– Creative, some graphic design experience helpful

– Detail oriented

– Strong organizational skills

– Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint

– Ability to learn our Web publishing tool, ContentCenter

Additional Information:

– This is a paid internship, available to current college students.

– The internship begins in January 2010. The internship will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) during the semester and full-time (38.75 hours per week) during the summer. Internship may be extended through December 2010.

– Scheduled hours will be based on the intern’s class schedule.

– The internship is located in Bloomington, IL.

-Interested candidates should apply online at by December 8, 2009.

Questions should be directed to Renee Haning, College Relations and Employment Coordinator at renee.haning@countryfinancial.com

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