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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ameriprise - Public Communications Intern Job

About Ameriprise
You give more, you want more

You've worked hard and now you're looking for a career that's as rewarding as it is challenging. Ameriprise Financial is a great place to find just that. With our corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and offices nationwide, we're America's largest financial planning company¹ yet we're also a supportive nationwide family of financial professionals. We're proud to be ranked as one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.²

You provide the initiative; we provide the support to help you succeed. Thrive in our diverse and inclusive environment with award-winning training,³ career development and 360° support guided by accessible leaders. If you're talented, driven, and ready to join a team of professionals who work every day to help their clients plan for and achieve their dreams, you're ready for a career at Ameriprise Financial.

Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer.

¹ Based on the number of financial plans annually disclosed in Form ADV, Part 1A, Item 5, available at adviserinfo.sec.gov as of Dec. 31, 2008, and the number of CFP® professionals documented by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

² BusinessWeek magazine, September 4, 2008.

³ DALBAR Financial Intermediary Post-Sale Service Award 2007.
Responsibilities
Want experience that¿s more than a line on a resume? Ameriprise Financial has opportunities for students to do real-world work with bottom-line results. You¿ll build your skills, network and have fun in a supportive, team-based atmosphere.
About us

Ameriprise Financial has 115 years of history in helping clients achieve their financial goals.

> We are a FORTUNE 500® company

> We serve more than 2 million individual, business and institutional clients

> We offer student opportunities at our Minneapolis headquarters

> We provide the right level of resources and accessible leadership to help build your future at Ameriprise.

> We believe in fostering a culture where all employees are recognized for their individual merits.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific assignments will be based on the company¿s needs and the intern¿s background, skills and interests. Examples include:

-Writing content for the Ameriprise newsroom including feature stories, commentary and story ideas

-Developing targeted media pitches for priority markets and consumer segments

-Reviewing and editing press releases and other communications

-Creating and updating media lists

-Conducting research on current trends

-Assisting with media outreach in local markets



Qualifications



We are seeking individuals who are pursuing a major in journalism, public relations or communications and have:

-Excellent writing and communication skills

-Experience (or strong interest) in interacting with media

-Demonstrated leadership ability

-Solid academic performance

-Interest in pursuing a career in media relations or communications, and in the financial services industry