Community Relations Assistant Internship

To stay on top, Airbus Group recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus Group. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus Group and should benefit your future studies.

Internship opportunities available at Airbus in the UK offer an exciting opportunity to work in a challenging, dynamic and multicultural organisation.

The Communication department is looking for a talented and enthusiastic student who would like to gain experience in a range of communication disciplines and develop their skills in public relations, community engagement and events management. 

By working closely with the diverse and lively communication team, the successful candidate will be able to utilise a vast range of communication disciplines to build relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, the media, local community representatives and other key information formers. The department has a wide-ranging and responsive role, so they can expect to be involved in a variety of activities during the placement not only those directly linked to community engagement. Some travel may also be required both within the UK and overseas.


  • Provide support to high profile community engagement and PR activities.
  • Manage internal and external community engagement requests.
  • Support the company's corporate responsibility communication.
  • Assist in press activities, including writing press releases and managing the press monitoring and cuttings process, ensuring all UK media coverage is logged and communicated to appropriate audiences.


This role will involve working in areas which require stakeholder, brand, and reputation management, and involvement with internal and external audiences. The successful candidate will need to have a pro-active approach to activities and a sense of personal responsibility. They must work well in a team, be self-motivated and know how to use their own initiative. In addition, they will need to be able to demonstrate skills such as the ability to write clearly and simply, have knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, have a polite and professional telephone manner and be familiar with the Internet. Holding a full clean driver's licence is desirable but not essential.

Must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Studies (or a combined degree of any of these with English).


  • Knowledge of communication and engagement principles
  • Ability to write clearly and accurately
  • Excellent use of English and numeracy
  • Microsoft Office competent
  • Able to produce high quality work
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Well organised
  • Willing to learn
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic


  • Skills in press release writing
  • Media knowledge
  • Skills in preparing communication plans
  • Project Management skills
  • Problem solver
  • Familiar with internet/intranet systems including Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel

*Assessment centres for this position will be held on 8th February 2017*


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment process. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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