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Communications Intern 

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About the Organization
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit .  

Title: Communications Intern

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Duration: 12 weeks


About US Corporate Communications:

The Oncology Corporate Affairs team provides global support across the entire end-to-end Oncology research and development (R&D) and commercial organizations. This team, based in Gaithersburg MD and Cambridge UK, focuses on building, strengthening and defending our reputation as a leader in advancing oncology science and driving a world-leading global Oncology portfolio. This team also provides site communications support for AstraZeneca’s Gaithersburg R&D hub.



Support the site communications team to build culture and community across our Gaithersburg campus.

Summary of Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop communications content for Gaithersburg site channels including plasma screens, posters, digital channels, and e-mail:
  • Writing and editing (internal social media posts, photo captions, corporate bios, project descriptions, intranet articles, Powerpoint presentations, etc.)

  • Event logistics support (e.g., townhall assistance)

  • General administrative support
Position Requirements
  • Second or third-year BA or BS candidate majoring in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Digital Media, Graphic Design, or related discipline 
  • Effective user of Microsoft Office application suite, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation skills, and exceptional English skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative spirit, and enthusiastic about a career in corporate affairs within the pharmaceuticals/biotech industry
  • Ability to work professionally, effectively, and collaboratively in a diverse work environment to meet project milestones in a timely fashion
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship, be able to work onsite in Gaithersburg, MD for the summer, at least 18 years of age, and enrolled in a full-time academic program pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree


Compensation:   Competitive hourly wage

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Location Gaithersburg, MD  

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