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Graduate Intern MKT
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Altria family of companies | Richmond, Virginia
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Job Description

The mission of Altria Group, Inc. is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products. Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, the largest cigarette manufacturer in the United States, as well as U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton - recently acquired companies that offer leading brands in the growing moist smokeless tobacco and machine-made cigar categories.

Altria Client Services' role is to provide high quality services to the Altria family of companies. We are currently seeking highly a qualified graduate intern to join our Market Information and Consumer Research (MICR) department in Richmond, VA.

Our 10-12 week summer intern program provides students the opportunity to participate in on-the-job training, access to mentors, planned social events, and educational opportunities. Students may be given the opportunity to work as a part of a cross functional project team and are expected to use project management skills to execute multiple project tasks simultaneously. Students will document project work in a formal report and/or presentation at the conclusion of each term.

As an MICR graduate intern with Altria Client Services, the student will design, execute and interpret primary and/or secondary research analyses on key strategic business issues faced by the Altria family of companies. The student will develop conclusions and implications to aid decision making at the Company and will present findings to key clients including Marketing and Sales as well as Senior Management. The incumbent will be placed in the Marketing & Consumer Research, Information Management, or Forecasting & Business Analysis group.

Projects will include:
Become familiar with the companies' retail and adult consumer databases
Provide analytical support to a number of key business project teams or clients
Assist in the identification of strategic opportunities for any of Altria's Operating Companies
Provide ongoing tracking and reporting on marketplace developments To qualify for the graduate summer intern program, the student must be in good academic standing at his/her university and completed the first year of an MBA or MS program, at the time of the internship. Specifically we are looking for college students working towards an MBA degree in Marketing, Market Research, Statistics, or Economics. Work experience related to academic discipline is preferred. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is strongly preferred. We are looking for students who possess strong strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills, written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrate leadership and initiative. The incumbents must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Candidates must pass a drug-screen and background check prior to employment. Pay for an intern position is commensurate based on the student's academic level in school and experience. A Housing Allowance is available for students who qualify.
Altria Client Services Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.

About Altria family of companies

Philip Morris USA is the United States tobacco division of Altria Group, Inc. Philip Morris USA brands include Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Merit, Parliament, Alpine, Basic, Cambridge, Bucks, Chesterfield, Collector's Choice, Commander, English Ovals, Lark, L&M, Players and Saratoga. On January 27, 2003, Philip Morris Companies Inc. changed its name to Altria Group, Inc. Even under this new name, Altria continues to own 100% of Philip Morris USA (abbreviated PM USA). In the fall of 2003, Philip Morris USA moved its headquarters from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. Philip Morris USA split from Philip Morris International in 2004. This has caused a drop in the needed cigarette production due to no need for export product. Philip Morris is planning to shut down its Concord, NC manufacturing facility and move all domestic production to Richmond, VA. The shutdown is planned to be completed by 2010. Philip Morris USA Inc. home offices and facilities include headquarters, manufacturing, processing and support facilities in the Richmond, Virginia area; a manufacturing facility in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, which was closed in 2008; sales offices crisscrossing the U.S.; and an office in The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.