Intern: Communication Specialist –Competence Development (Summer 2022)

This Summer 2022 internship role within Competence Development provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to support/promote the graduate's career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities with Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks Academy by working on important and innovative projects. Internships are structured learning experiences where interns/coops and our fulltime professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks Academy.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Create and develop corporate and direct to dealer communication.
  • Collaborates with purchasing, and suppliers/vendors (i.e., agencies, printers etc.) to initiate RFIs, RFQs, contracts, and projects.
  • Supports the Competence Development organization by effectively coordinating and executing communications for competitions, tradeshows, dealer, and customer meetings (ex. event microsites, brochures, announcements, video ads etc.).
  • Assist in maintaining the dealer facing web page.
  • Write, review, edit, and ensure accuracy and post training as well as dealer development bulletins on Trucks Dealer Portal.
  • Prepare content, ensure accuracy, and distribute training news through various brand communications channels (ex. Growler, and Up-To-Speed).
  • Responsible for sourcing, preparing, ensuring quality and/or updating content for training related brochures, flyers, and catalogs.
  • Support the overall dealer development organization with specific communication requests, and development of presentations.
  • Provide in-house graphic design for Competence Development as needed. (Participant guides, PPT templates, certificates, brochures, catalogs, and other).
  • Other responsibilities assigned by manager or management

Critical Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Ensure Accountability
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Standing Alone
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Self-Development
  • Technical Learning
  • Action Oriented
  • Peer Relationship
  • Perseverance
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Learning on the Fly

Internship Education and Program Requirements:
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, Graphic Design and have completed 30 semester hours prior to start of internship.
  • Writing/Content Creation
  • Some experience in Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) required.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Summer interns can work up to 40 hours per week
  • Valid US Work authorization.
Founded in 1900, Mack Trucks is an iconic brand that embodies the American spirit: pioneering, hard-working, authentic and ambitious. Mack trucks are recognized around the world as “The American Truck You Can Count On,” thanks to our durable, reliable and application-driven vehicles that get the job done. With Mack Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Mack is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus and Volvo Penta.

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Application Process


The journey begins! An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile by login in to your account. The hiring team will review your application together with the hiring manager. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with information about the following steps.