Internship External Communications

Rio Tinto
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Aug 06, 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Full Time
Internship - External Communications
Are you resourceful and able to manage several projects at one time?

Do you adapt easily to fast-paced, changing environments?

Are you passionate about communications, social media, event planning and branding, and want to be part of a team of talented and innovative communicators??
About the role
We are looking for an Intern, External Communications to help support Rio Tinto's reputation and communication efforts in the United States. Ideally the chosen person would be based in Salt Lake City.

We are looking for a sharp student with an interest and understanding of social media, content creation, brand management, communications, planning, coordination, event management and stakeholder management. We would like our future partner to have a strategic mind and an ability to understand and manage complex situations.

Some key areas of work will include:
  • Providing support on our social media platforms.
  • Supporting media relations and external communications initiatives to help build Rio Tinto's reputation in the United States.
  • Helping to build Rio Tinto's reputation across the United States by providing support to develop engaging content, including social media posts, videos, web content, etc.
  • Providing support on the United States brand campaigns by working collaboratively with the External Communications team and the agency in the United States.
  • Providing brand guidance to communications and operational teams within the business, developing collaterals for events and sponsorships.
What you'll bring
  • Be a student in communications, public relations, journalism or any other related discipline.
  • Possess excellent writing skills and command of English.

The following skills and traits will be highly regarded:
  • Proven independence, resourcefulness, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle numerous deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Sense of organization and priorities.

*To be eligible for an internship, you must be returning to school in the fall and have the right to work in the US.
What's on offer
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary
  • A relocation stipend and assistance for eligible candidates
  • Ambitious, exciting and rewarding experience
  • Opportunity to build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community
  • A great chance to prepare yourself to join our Graduate Development Program
About us and where you will be working
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Rio Tinto Closure (RTC) is the business that safely transforms Rio Tinto's end of life mining, processing and infrastructure assets by developing innovative and sustainable solutions to leave a positive closure legacy. We collaborate with all parts of Rio Tinto to focus on maximizing post operational opportunities, de-risking and reducing the scale of closure liabilities and executing existing and near term closures at optimal cost. This role is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome - they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

Applications close on Friday June 30th (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date). Applications received will be assessed over the following weeks.

Please note, in order to be considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

All progress begins with pioneers - at Rio Tinto, it begins with you.