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Communications Intern

Date: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Jackson, MI, US

Company: Gerdau


At Gerdau our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence.


Gerdau proudly offers internship programs, through which students can jump start their career with hands-on experience with one of the largest steel producers in the world. Working at Gerdau is an opportunity to be part of a team that is a benchmark in the industry in which it operates.


At Gerdau, internships are project-focused, mutually-beneficial experiences, which ultimate goal is to attract, develop and retain the best entry-level talent with potential for future technical and managerial positions.


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, ancestry, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


Duties and Responsibilities

An Intern with Gerdau must have an eagerness to grow personally and professionally, being a part of a global company with more than 120 years of entrepreneurship and achievements in the steel industry. This program is for individuals with high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously, who aim at consistently outperforming in a variety of settings and circumstances.


During the program you will interact with team members from around the world. You will have the opportunity to learn on the job and work on challenging projects that will further your development.


External Communications Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the division’s social media channels, including but not limited to the following:
  • Content planning
  • Content development
  • Content scheduling
  • Prepare routine analytics reports
  • Assist in the management of the division’s website:
  • Develop content routinely for website updates
  • Coordinate photo and video shoots as needed
  • Collaborate with various departments, such as marketing, to create communications campaigns for key stakeholders, including customers  


Internal Communications Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the implementation of electronic screens (escreens) for communications throughout locations in

North America, and create and execute a monthly communications plan for the escreens

  • Create content, such as video, articles, photos, and graphics, that are part of our campaigns
  • Assist with arranging global and divisional meetings and events


ESG Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of ESG reports (divisional quarterly reports, corporate reports, etc.)
  • Support the division’s social responsibility activities, and eventually facilitate the Jackson Office social responsibility committee
  • Assist in the development of annual diversity and inclusion communications campaigns and coordinate divisional trainings as needed




  • Have completed at least two years* of a university degree from a recognized accredited college or university in Business Administration, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Organizational Management, Adult Education or Mass Communications.
  • Must be with a commutable distance of Jackson, MI mill, but ability to work remote as well
  • Record of high academic achievement: Interns must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 out of 4.0 overall grade point average. Coop students must follow the requirements for their specific cooperative.
  • Must be legally authorized to work full-time in the country of hire without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment
  • Candidates must demonstrate leadership potential, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative, problem-solving skills, deadline orientation to meet the fast pace of the company’s agile mindset and an enthusiastic personality. Working knowledge of training and development, photography, video and graphic design or the desire to learn communications is preferred. Must be efficient in Microsoft Office Programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 



Gerdau offers competitive wages, on-the-job experience, organization orientation, work assignments and projects with clear and targeted goals that allow young professionals to earn invaluable experience.