2022 Communications Intern, Northern Europe

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

We are looking for a curious and creative intern with an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong attention to detail for our UKI & Northern Europe Communications team based in London.

The Team

The Communications team is responsible for telling the Airbnb story around the world. Whether it's speaking to media and bloggers, hosts and guests, industry commentators, thought leaders or the wider community, the Communications team is the voice of Airbnb. We're a fast growing, high energy team with a passion for people, places and great stories. If you'd like to be part of one of the world's greatest Communications teams, come tell us your story.

The Role

This role is a key member of the multi-skilled communications team, helping to coordinate a busy press office and support our goals through media relations and will report to the Communications Lead for Northern Europe. The role will help to drive consumer and corporate public relations activities in UK & Ireland, supporting on campaign development, drafting press materials, liaising with agency partners, handling media inquiries and gathering stories from within our host community and from our platform to generate pitch ideas.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about Airbnb, the sharing economy, and communications. This person will join a very fast-paced environment in one of Airbnb’s most dynamic and high profile markets. This is a paid intern position where the person has the opportunity to develop existing skills in PR, media relations and political communication.


  • Currently studying within undergraduate  level education in a relevant field (communications, Journalism or marketing) or have graduated/graduating within this calendar year.
  • Basic knowledge of the UK media landscape is mandatory; knowledge of these in Ireland is an asset
  • Experience in PR and media relations, e.g. agency or editorial or journalistic experience is desired
  • Passion for Airbnb and the mission of the company
  • Experience working on projects in a fast paced environment
  • Maintaining enthusiasm and calm demeanor in stressful situations
  • Highly organized and able to stay on top of multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Creative thinker 
  • An eye for detail - with an ability to very quickly get up to speed 
  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team player in a multi-task work environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a fast moving and sometimes stressful environment
  • Candidates must speak fluent English. You must submit your application in English.
  • Airbnb’s office in the United Kingdom is located in London, and we will require this role to be based here
  • An international outlook and passion for travel


  • Support with daily research tasks and keeping materials up-to-date, e.g. Airbnb newsroom, media distribution lists and UK twitter
  • Work seamlessly with other team members to support consumer and corporate PR activities and projects
  • Manage and coordinate a busy press office
  • Support press activities, including the drafting of PR materials - press releases, pitches, Q&As, newsroom posts etc
  • Work with the PR agency and provide regular information sharing and guidance
  • Liaise with regional and global members of the Communications team
  • Develop interesting and newsworthy storylines and pitch to media
  • Liaise with UK journalists 
  • Liaise with our host community about media opportunities
  • Act as a key contributor to the success of the Communications team in UKI & Northern Europe

*Please submit your full application in English

*This is a full-time paid internship with working hours 9-6pm Mon through Fri

Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, and allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.


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