Intern, Communications - Summer 2023 (Remote)


About Us:

BDO is the leading provider of professional services within the mid-tier of our profession. We are proud to deliver seamless client service, from 1658 offices in 167 countries, across the world. Our 91K+ professionals continuously transform our approach by embracing future-oriented technology and focusing on quality. Strategic decisions and investments made in recent years have further equipped the organisation with the global infrastructure and innovative solutions needed to deliver long-term value for our clients.

As a purpose-driven organisation, we do better.

Position Details

Intern, Communications - Summer 2023 (Remote)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago (Remote), IL

Job Summary:

BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.

The Communications Intern will contribute to a variety of corporate communications initiatives, including internal communications, public relations, and brand communications projects. Duties include writing, developing communications plans, keeping apprised of current events that inform content and other special projects. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment.


  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English or another relevant field, required


  • Experience with online and traditional communication mediums, preferred
  • Business writing experience, preferred; either in an internship role or class curriculum
  • Exposure to communications and public relations through student organizations or professional organizations, including the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), preferred


  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced knowledge of Word required and PowerPoint skills, preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and content management systems, preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written communication and editing skills with an understanding of grammar and AP Style guidelines
  • Capable of writing in various styles to address different objectives and audiences
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Creative individual who knows how to grab readers’ attention and works to bring new ideas to the team
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Exceptional project management skills: ability to effectively handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

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