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Internal Communications & Community Engagement Internship - Spring 2018

Internal Communications & Community Engagement Internship - Spring 2018

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What We're Looking For

Why Join Us?

We believe education is a key driver of change and upward mobility, so we want to make sure it can be as accessible as possible. See how we’ve evolved, and also know we aren’t stopping here. #Ambitious


We believe every person counts and every student deserves the best. That’s why we eliminated the back row. Instead, everyone gets a seat in the front row and becomes one step closer to their brightest possible future. We’ve built 2U up to what it is today with this core philosophy of No Back Row, so it’s a little important. Just a little.


We’re a group of fun people all striving towards the same goal within 2U. Our teams collectively produce the culture that we thrive in—one that promotes creativity, passion, and innovation. Our culture is a key aspect to our success, so we’re constantly seeking talent who can bring our eight guiding principles to life.


We have a strict no-asshole policy. Really, our CEO is quite experienced at spotting and weeding them out. There’s no reason to work with an asshole because as our CEO said himself, “Life’s too short to work with jerks.”


About you:

  • You're enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably studying communications, journalism, business or a related field
  • You’re a natural storyteller with the investigative skills to find great stories throughout an organization
  • You’re able to multitask, switch priorities and be flexible
  • You jump at the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, but also showcase the ability to work independently
  • You possess strong knowledge of web applications and basic software

What puts you ahead:

  • You have excellent communication skills—verbal, written, and telepathic
  • You have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • You’re detail-oriented
  • You have a passion for language, writing and words
  • You’re focused on achieving defined results, and exceeding goals and objectives
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse team
  • You are not scared of change, and you’re able to constantly adapt and evolve with our organization
  • You can maneuver Microsoft Office as skillfully as Bill Gates

Your Impact:

As an employee communications and community engagement intern, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the development and execution of a communications campaign designed to inspire employee pride and encourage advocacy
  • Researching and writing content that helps the 2U Communications & Engagement team tell the story of the company’s strategic, employee and community impact
  • Maintaining calendar of employee communications projects and activities
  • Assisting with corporate citizenship initiatives, including community outreach (Days of Service, Pencils of Promise) and sustainability
  • Supporting corporate citizenship team and community steering committee, our volunteer committee of 2Utes from every office who support 2U's community outreach efforts
  • Assisting communications team with miscellaneous administrative items 

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.