Corporate Communications Intern - Summer 2022

Marketing/Communications Chicago, Illinois Carmel, Indiana Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Position at CNO Financial Group, Inc.

CNO’s Corporate Communications Intern program is designed to introduce college students to the application of marketing skills at a leading insurance company.  This is a paid internship, at competitive rates.

As a Corporate Communications Intern in the CNO Financial Group you have an opportunity to gain valuable communication skills while helping CNO increase its internal and external visibility.  You will have the ability to interact with CNO leaders and help create communication between the company and its many associates and help with planning company events, writing press releases, and creating media kits and digital campaigns.

As a Corporate Communications Intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist team in the development, execution and management of proactive public relations strategies including drafting media materials, including but not limited to press releases, fact sheets, briefing sheets and pitches.
  • Perform media monitoring and tracking.
  • Implement day-to-day internal communication activities for CNO.
  • Support team with company award and recognition programs by submitting and completing award applications, including the Great Place to Work.
  • Work closely with team to create fun, creative ways to share news about CNO internally and externally.
  • Participate in client brainstorms and program ideation.
  • Interact with senior leadership and business leaders to align communications across the company.

At CNO Financial, we believe interns bring new perspectives to existing challenges. The CNO Financial Intern Program gives students an opportunity to learn about CNO and network while doing important work for the organization.

This program compliments the learning that each department provides for the students through work and other activities such as

  • Leader Talks
  • Career Counseling
  • Development Opportunities
  • Networking
  • Final Presentations
  • Department Tour (pending COVID precautions/Hybrid workplace)
  • Volunteering Event (pending COVID precautions/Hybrid workplace)

Qualified candidates for a Corporate Communications Intern position will have:

  • Progress towards a bachelor’s degree in journalism, PR or communications, or a related discipline
  • Strong writing skills
  • Social media knowledge
  • Manage time to complete work timely and accurately
  • Ability to work independently and as a motivated team player
  • Ability to be organized and prioritize work; seek direction as appropriate
  • Current status as a rising junior or rising senior, with anticipated graduation date between December 2022 and June 2024.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Availability to work 10-12 weeks during the summer
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Office products
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.  Please note that the Company does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to these positions or to provide these positions as OPT or CPT.


CNO Financial Group is pursuing a hybrid working model.  Our associates will have access to come into their affiliated Office (Carmel, Chicago or Philadelphia) up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week.  To ensure accessibility to our corporate campuses, we ask that candidates reside within a 90 minute drive of the position location OR plan to live within a 90 minute drive of the position location upon graduation.


CNO Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. For more information, please click the following link:
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (English)
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (Spanish)
Right to Work Poster (English)
Right to Work Poster (Spanish)

As you explore job openings at CNO, please keep in mind that CNO will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And CNO will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a or email address.

If you receive an email purporting to be from CNO that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please contact law enforcement and report the email to [email protected]