Communications Intern


About Us:

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit

Trimble Transportation:

Trimble Transportation is in the business of optimizing the movement of freight by providing shippers and carriers mobility, enterprise and visibility software tools they need to run their businesses more efficiently. As the leading provider of Transportation Management Software (TMS), Asset Management Software (AMS), and Fleet Management Software (FMS) we are devoted to propelling companies in the transportation industry toward increased efficiency, lower costs and optimized operations.

Position Details

Communications Intern
Twin Cities Metro
Minnetonka/Remote, MN

Position Overview:

The Communications Intern will be a member of Trimble Transportation People eXperience (PX) Team but work will focus on internal/employee communications activities. The intern will work with internal departments/divisions/units and key business partners to improve internal communications and engagement.

This role will include a variety of projects that will require working cross-functionally with other employees to communicate about various initiatives throughout the organization using existing communication channels. The intern will perform a variety of projects and tasks that may include: writing/editing, Intranet development and maintenance, internal communications planning and execution, project management, collateral development, and internal promotion.


  • Work with the PX team to help develop and implement internal/employee communications plans to help bring our strategy to life for employees at every level of the organization
  • Intranet Development & Maintenance: Assist in development and on-going maintenance of Trimble Transportation Intranet sites 
  • Write, edit and post content on the intranet and in other internal communications channels 
  • Help manage internal communications editorial calendar, ensuring relevance for our global audience 
  • Interact with multiple teams to plan and coordinate communications strategies and schedules 
  • Investigate and propose actions to streamline and improve existing communications processes 
  • Help establish a digital content management process to ensure we make current and relevant information accessible to employees 
  • Develop presentation slides and support key messaging creation for leadership 
  • Assist in curating content for newsletter, particularly related to diversity and inclusion and remote work/return to work best practices 
  • Research communication best practices for engaging remote and geographically dispersed employees and present findings and recommendations to PX leadership and teams 
  • Writing, project management and general team support 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Junior or Senior in college pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, English, Journalism or Public Relations 
  • Provide 2 short (less than one page) writing samples or a portfolio of previous work and/or contributions as part of an internship, class, etc. 
  • Possesses a desire to gain professional experience and is incredibly eager to learn 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for multiple media channels 
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines with strong customer service mindset 
  • Knowledge of Communications discipline and work processes 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with ability to build relationships as a trusted advisor 
  • Skilled at planning, project management, time management, communicating, decision-making, presenting, and human and organizational relations 
  • Outside-the-box thinking and an adventurous attitude to explore new communication methods 
  • Willingness to challenge status quo and share ideas with team members 
  • Strong attention to detail – ensures accuracy of communications 
  • Adaptable to working on a geographically dispersed global team 
  • High level of proficiency in Google Tools (docs, sheets, slides, sites)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in Google Sites 
  • Experience working in Hubspot and/or Mailchimp 
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new tools and techniques

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