Internal Communications Internship

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

2024 Oatey Summer Internship Program – The Oatey Intern Experience

Interested in an internship with challenging projects, high visibility, professional networking, development, and fun?

Oatey is currently seeking college students for the summer of 2024 to join our award-winning program: The Oatey Intern Experience. Oatey offers a 12-week summer internship that will expose you to meaningful work and exceed your expectations. You will be a part of a diverse, collaborative team environment yet experience your own personal and individual growth. Our interns deliver excellence through high engagement and performance, which is why we often hire them post-graduation*.

* Based on outstanding performance and organizational needs

What we're looking for…

The Oatey Intern Experience supports our growing organization by attracting talented students to develop them into future leaders. It is unique with one-on-one mentorship, developmental feedback and coaching, lunch series, engaging networking events and weekly forums. You will work closely with experts to develop your skills and gain valuable insight in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have exposure to all leadership levels of Oatey. Lastly, you will have a great time networking with other interns and forge lasting relationships.

Oatey offers a vigorous program that includes:

Learning and Development • Peer Mentoring • Challenging Team Projects • Community Involvement

Intern Position Summary                             

Oatey’s Internal Communications Intern will have the opportunity to make an impact on various internal communications initiatives and support the continued growth of our robust employee communications program.

Our Intern will gain a deep understanding of Oatey’s internal communications publishing technology – including employee intranet/mobile app and digital signage, serving as the point person for posting and disseminating content to tailored audiences. A key responsibility of the role will be to develop compelling content that informs, motivates and engages all employees. Content will be delivered through Oatey’s intranet, weekly eNewsletter and digital signage channels, as well as cover a wide range of topics, including employee feature stories, event announcements, company news and more.

This position will report to Oatey’s Internal Communications Manager.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

Content Creation: Use technical aptitude to quickly train on Oatey’s communication technology platforms, in order to publish multiple pieces of content each week and target them to appropriate audiences. Includes the writing, editing, graphic designing (Canva) of content and coordination of formal approval processes

Project Management: Manage and track internal communication requests as assigned through Oatey’s project management tool

Event Support: Participate in the planning and execution of internal events including: preparation of materials and coordination of logistics

Research: Conduct research on industry trends and communication best practices to drive future strategies

Data Analysis: Retrieve, organize and analyze data from our employee intranet to assess its

performance. Utilize findings to provide guidance on how to grow platform’s adoption and engagement

Administrative Tasks: Provide administrative support to the Marketing team such as: coordinating meetings, building agendas, ordering/shipping materials and miscellaneous tasks as assigned

What you’ll need to be successful…

Education and Certification: Junior or senior in college.

  • Preferred major: Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Creative Writing, English or similar. However, other majors will be considered if applicant has relevant interests and skills.

  • Excellent writing skills (short-form and long-form), interest in writing in a business environment

  • AP Style knowledge is a plus

  • Ability to draft clear, concise and engaging content to different audiences

  • Tech-savvy, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software/digital tools

  • Proficiency in Canva platform

  • Familiarity with other content management platforms is a plus

  • A keen eye for creativity and detail

  • Confident self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced work environment

  • Strong organizational skills, effective at managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines simultaneously

  • Critical thinker and problem solver with a positive mindset

  • Highly collaborative and adaptable, able to partner with team members across various departments/levels of the organization

  • A proactive team player able to jump in to support coworkers and learn new skills

  • Ability to receive and apply feedback constructively to enhance performance

  • Prior experience in corporate communications or a similar role is desirable but not required

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion