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CompanySleep Number
TitlePR and Communications Intern
RegionTwin Cities Metro
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Why Sleep Number?

We’re passionate about improving lives through innovative sleep solutions. Join Sleep Number as we create a new future: a world with connected sleep at the center of well-being.

  • Proud to be one of Forbes America’s Most Trustworthy Companies
  • 550 Sleep Number® stores with more than 3,800 employees nationwide
  • Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in South Carolina and Utah
  • Innovator in smart bed technologywith Silicon Valley-based SleepIQ® LABS
  • Exclusive owner of the end-to-end experience: manufacturer, marketer, retailer and servicer of the Sleep Number® bed
  • More than $1.3 billion annual revenue in 2016


The PR/Communications Intern will work with the PR/Communications team to develop and implement aspects of public relations projects that support strategic business and marketing objectives.



Working within the broader Public Relations/Communications team to assist with a wide variety of projects, to include, but not limited to:

  • Support the development of media materials, including news releases, media alerts, backgrounders, media pitch documents
  • Employee communications materials

Conduct research projects that support the development of materials, including fact sheets, media statements and FAQs

Assist with media relations: follow-up with key media, prepare background information



  • Currently enrolled at an accredited university; must be at a Junior or Senior level student 
  • Working towards completion of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business, marketing, English, graphics, web design, communications or related field. 
  • Previous internship experience 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal direction 
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work well within a team environment 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook). 
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies and systems 
  • Interest in retail a plus
Compensation & Benefits

Internship goal timing: 20-40 hours per week from June 25, 2017 to August 25, 2017.


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