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Local Communications Intern- Summer 2024

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Business Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Communications


  • 1341 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia
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The Communications Intern will work closely with the Director, Communications to support impactful programs to drive Cox Communications’ corporate reputation. Whether assisting with campaigns or drafting messaging, this role will help position our company as an exemplary community partner. We’re looking for a collaborative team player who is ready to roll up their sleeves and support the team. Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. We’re looking to test out new ideas, and we want your input to improve our work and impact.


  • Support external communications campaigns that align with our strategic initiatives, including new Cox investment areas and our community investments in Ohio, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida.

  • Assist with daily tasks such as executing campaign plans; coordinating with communications partners, and drafting materials that convey a clear message and resonate meaningfully.

  • Assist with fact-checking, researching and project management.

  • Support execution of Cox’s public affairs strategy to enhance the company’s reputation, work with partner and community organizations in our footprint, and support related campaigns.

  • Partner with broader Public and Government Affairs team to support a variety of projects as needed.

  • Track timelines, vendors and deliverables to ensure projects run on schedule.

  • The intern will also get the opportunity to be mentored by team members and participate in meetings, brainstorms, and strategy sessions. 

Attributes/Skills we seek:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and research skills

  • Competency in MS Office (especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel)

  • Learn and be curious.

  • Think big and dive deep.

  • Be conscientious.


  • Currently enrolled in a related degree program such as public relations, journalism, English, marketing, corporate communications, and/or a related field

  • Internship positions are located in Hampton Roads, VA and Cox does not provide a housing allowance. 

  • Efficient executor and team player

  • Able to manage time and juggle multiple priorities to execute high-quality deliverables

Intern/Co-Op sessions are considered temporary employment. No full-time employment commitments are made. However, depending on our business needs, some interns may be considered for a full-time position following the conclusion of the session conditioned upon the intern graduating from their academic program and being available to commence full-time employment at a specified time.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving six million homes and businesses. That’s a lot, but we also proudly serve our employees. Our benefits and our award-winning culture are just two of the things that make Cox a coveted place to work. If you’re interested in bringing people closer through broadband, smart home tech and more, join Cox Communications today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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