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American Tower | Boston, MA
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Job Description


The Public Affairs Intern supports numerous aspects of the Public Affairs department's day-to-day operations. The Intern supports the department's senior management and produces deliverables integral to the department's functions.


* Attend weekly team meetings.
* Attend New England Council and other events with department team members and draft summaries of events.
* Provide support for ongoing projects in the U.S. and potentially those in other American Tower markets.
* Assist with coordinating a large Public Affairs team meeting scheduled for July 2019.
* Prepare legislative summaries of active bills in U.S. Congress.
* Research members of the U.S. Congress as well as state and local government officials.
* Provide general clerical support.
* Conduct research and prepare memoranda and/or reports for internal use.


* Other duties as assigned.


* None.


* Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
* Quality proofreading skills.
* Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
* Strong follow-up skills; ability to organize applicable timelines and follow up on internal and external customer needs.
* Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
* Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast paced environment.
* Self-motivated; able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to requests and with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high quality solutions.


* Pursuing a high school diploma.


Approximately 100% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 5% travel may be required in support of the position's responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this internship, the Intern is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear. While performing the duties of this internship, the Intern frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.


We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this internship will change from time to time in accordance with business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

The above declarations are intended to be an all-inclusive list of the internship's duties and responsibilities nor such a listing of the required skills and abilities. Rather, they are intended only to describe the internship's general nature.

About American Tower

American Tower Corporation is a wireless and broadcast communications infrastructure company with a portfolio of over 23,700 communications sites, including wireless communications towers, broadcast communications towers and distributed antenna system (DAS) networks. The Company is a holding company, and it conducts its operations through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in two segments: rental and management, and network development services. Its primary business is leasing antenna space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, and radio and television broadcast companies. Through its network development services segment, the Company offers tower-related services in the United States, including site acquisition, zoning and permitting services and structural analysis services, which directly support its site leasing business, and the addition of new tenants and equipment on its sites. In May 2009, the Company acquired XCEL Telecom Private Ltd.