• Strategic Communication Co-Op

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/5/2018 9:37 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


    "Working at Draper, each day was different. I worked on a wide variety of tasks and was often juggling multiple projects at once. If I ever needed guidance, I was surrounded by an incredibly talented and knowledgeable team who were more than willing to share their expertise. It could be a very fun environment to work in, but everybody takes their work seriously and expects the same from you. The job was demanding at times, but in each challenge was a learning opportunity. This co-op taught me a tremendous amount and helped me develop my skills in a range of communication disciplines. I was given a lot of flexibility to choose what kind of projects I wanted to work on, whether it was researching and drafting press releases, designing a t-shirt, or even taking the lead in planning an event for over 200 people. Being an engineering firm, Draper also provided me a rare opportunity to combine my science and communication backgrounds, allowing me to meet with brilliant scientists and engineers and talk to them about their work. I couldn't have asked for a better co-op experience than the one I got at Draper." RK
    Strategic Communication Co-ops will work collaboratively with the Draper Strategic Communication Team to create a variety of strategic campaigns, ranging from advertisements to Go-To-Market strategies.
    These co-ops will work with, and translate information from, engineers, scientists, and business program managers to draft and execute plans designed to achieve specific business goals.

    • Write, design, and coordinate distribution of communication products
    • Conduct market research
    • Assist in brainstorming concepts for upcoming projects & marketing strategies
    • Plan Draper-related events
    • Travel (occasionally) for event set-up
    • Work with Digital Content specialist to create and implement content for social media and Draper.com


      In the past, co-ops have: 

    • Traveled to Florida for the grand opening of a new work site
    • Helped coordinate a Cirque de Soleil show for employees and their families
    • Coordinated annual Employee Social Gala
    • Met with cable executives at various local stations to research advertising campaigns
    • Attended 1:1's with Draper's President and CEO




    • Must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age
    • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate communication program
    • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
    • Must have excellent time management skills
    • Must have ability to work independently as well as in partnership with team
    • Must be able to define and work to deadlines
    • Marketing savvy, creative and forward thinking
    • Familiar with Microsoft Office programs
    • Experience with social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
    • Bonus: Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or After Effects


            The intern must be either a Second or Third co-op enrolled in a college program and able to commit to work at Draper full time or 40 hours per week (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.).


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