SAP Intern - Corporate Communications [Newtown Square, PA] Job in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: 194770

Work Area: Communication

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Student

Employment Type: Intern


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Contract Duration: 6 to 12 months

Contract Hours: Full-time

Anticipated Start Date: October 2018

Office Location: Newtown Square, PA

Purpose & Objective of Position


North America Communications is responsible for SAP’s corporate reputation, press and media relations, executive and employee communications, employee engagement initiatives, and corporate social responsibility across the U.S. and Canada. The team develops strategic messaging and content and engages vital audiences in dialogue to advance SAP’s position. The team:

  • Engages with the business through a variety of communication channels, with emphasis on social media and multi-media

  • Supports and promotes regional spokespeople and senior executives to increase visibility and influence

  • Operates across functions with many different departments to ensure fully-integrated efforts

  • Plays a significant role in informing and engaging employees, and motivating them to embrace SAP values and objectives

  • Leads the region’s corporate social responsibility initiatives

To complement and balance the team’s contributions to the business, we are searching for a passionate and resourceful intern to add value to the communications team, focusing on the areas of increasing SAP’s visibility externally through executive thought leadership and positioning and content creation for earned and owned media channels that includes compelling customer stories and major industry trends. It’s a great opportunity to work in a large, highly regarded international corporation. If you have the skills, motivation and initiative to help support our communications team, you’re encouraged to apply.

Expectations & Tasks

  • Develop thought leadership blogs and other pieces for SAP senior executives

  • Manage social media accounts for several SAP executives

  • Create compelling customer stories for placement in earned and owned channels

  • Be proactive about generating new industry trend pieces and thought leadership articles based on media climate

  • Work as needed on presentations for team leaders, execs, team meetings and other

  • Develop creative pieces, infographics, presentations, graphics, videos on an as needed basis or assist colleagues and vendors on the creation of these pieces.

  • Work with cross-regional teams on internal articles for their newsletters or corporate portal stories

  • Author, review and edit blog posts, press releases and newsbytes as needed, as well as, various employee communications including executive emails

  • Work with team to position articles / pieces externally, as well as, leverage internally

  • Work with media relations team to understand “beat” of target reporters and generate content / pitches that may be of interest

  • Work on media pitching

  • Contribute to the generation of periodic reports to showcase outcome of communications programs

  • Maintain organized excels to track progress of team, work, metrics

Skills / Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (in English), writing portfolio preferred

  • Great storytelling/writing skills; video editing/visual storytelling skills, a plus

  • Experience with social media and blogging

  • Creative and resourceful self-starter who can work independently

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-driven and attention to detail, resourceful and proactive, demonstrated success in moving projects from start to finish with minimal supervision

  • Experience with MS Office software (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Experience working with executives

  • Strong attention to detail

​​​​​​​ Educational Requirements

  • Prefer Journalism, English literature or Communications majors with communications emphasis

  • Requires candidates to currently be enrolled in Masters, MBA or PhD degree program which is applicable to the position. Recent grad with a bachelor’s degree may also be considered but master’s preferred. Previous work experience a plus.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own.

A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment – apply now.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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