Media Relations & Communications Intern – Summer 2020 - New York - 18252BR

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s Shared Services are the front line professionals including Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance and Human Resources, that operationally support our business units. Exceptional Shared Services teams are vital to the international success of our business.


The Moody's Summer Internship Program

Our Summer Internship program is a paid 10-week long program providing students to obtain real world, impactful work experience. Through your internship with Moody's you'll gain valuable experience in a wide variety of business areas. You’ll work on real and challenging projects, and most importantly, you’ll learn what it means to be part of a business that is dedicated to analyzing credit and financial data for the global financial markets.

The Team & Your Role

The Communications Team is responsible for driving the media and communication strategy for all business lines across Moody’s. As an intern, you’ll assist the team in drafting and publishing communications in response to media queries, high-profile rating actions, and market research which explains the credit impact of financial events on different sectors of our global economy.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to all U.S. communications strategists and support proactive and reactive outreach efforts to top business and trade publications

  • Operate the press line and press query inbox for media relations activities

  • Compile media coverage reports for research reports and other promotional campaigns

  • Build and maintain media distribution lists in Cision, the content management system we use to track and communicate with reporters

  • Write and/or edit communications materials including press releases, social media copy. or content (depending on writing skill and comms acumen)

  • Assist the communications strategists with pitching reports and high profile rating actions, as well as staffing media briefings and interviews as needed

  • Help communications strategists prepare analysts for media briefings, including broadcast opportunities

  • Contribute to social media communications and promotion strategy



  • Graduating with minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from December 2020- May 2022 with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Communication, Journalism, or related field

  • Basic knowledge of finance or economics

  • Very strong writing and diligent editing skills

  • Very strong verbal communication skills

  • Literacy in mass media and enthusiasm for news

  • Excellent reading comprehension

  • Preferred: experience with databases or content management systems

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody’s also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.