WHAT WE DO MATTERS

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Public Relations Intern

Columbia | Maryland | United States


Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the first cloud-based platform, Tenable.io - are transforming global vulnerability management. We’re a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable decisive actions to protect what matters most. We’re in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities working as One Tenable.
 
Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 700 colleagues, 20,000 customers and a range of revolutionary products that are shaping cybersecurity in 150 countries. Being valued for who you are as well as what you do, you can embrace the pace (we’re recognized as one of the fastest growing security product companies by SC Magazine, Red Herring, Info Securities, Deloitte and E&Y) as well as enjoy a superb rewards package (we’re seen as a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal and Expert Marketplace). The key question is: Is This You?

Your Role:

Tenable Network Security is seeking a motivated, eager and reliable public relations intern to join the Tenable PR team for a paid summer internship for Summer 2018. Candidates should be passionate about public relations, demonstrate curiosity, and possess a willingness to learn and work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment. As a public relations intern, you will have the opportunity to be part of a high-growth, next-generation cybersecurity company that is a recognized industry innovator, the creator of Nessus vulnerability scanner and leader in continuous monitoring. 

Your Opportunity:

As a public relations intern you will provide broad hands-on support for day-to-day PR activities, helping to execute the overall communications strategy and tell the Tenable story across the globe. This is a chance to apply classroom knowledge directly to real-world business situations as well as learn the fundamental functions and values of PR from industry professionals. It’s also a great opportunity to work at one of the hottest multinational cybersecurity software companies in the world from our global HQ in the greater Baltimore and D.C. region. Please submit a resume, cover letter and 2-3 writing samples that represent your overall experience, skills and accomplishments.

  • Support daily activities including media monitoring, tracking coverage, and building/maintaining media lists and assisting with media recaps/reports
  • Write, edit and proofread content for external audiences including press releases, briefing documents, PowerPoint presentations, media coverage summaries, bylined articles, etc.
  • Participate in media briefings, regular agency calls and other activities
  • Collaborate with team members on new campaigns, projects and stories
  • Represent the Tenable brand with an enthusiastic, team-player attitude and a desire to constantly improve and learn PR functions

What you'll need:

  • Positive attitude and a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Good time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills, including familiarity with AP style
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to think critically and follow instructions
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of public relations and its basic principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and/or Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to work 40 hours a week from June -Aug 2018

And ideally:

  • Pursuing (or recently graduated with) a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Maintains or graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Familiarity with PR tools such as Business Wire and Cision/Vocus
  • Prior internship experience in communications or public relations preferred
  • Interest in cybersecurity, B2B technology preferred


We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels.

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