Hyundai’s Inaugural “College Graduate Internship Program” Seeks Socially Savvy Applicants

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 25, 2012 – Setting aside head hunters, classified listings and career coaches, Hyundai is turning to social media as it launches its paid internship program. Two of the internship positions available with Hyundai Motor America’s PR and Marketing teams will be filled exclusively through the company’s social media channels. Applicants must submit a video resume via Twitter using the hash tag #HireMeHyundai. Details and an introduction video from the team can be found on Hyundai’s blog, HyundaiLikeSunday.

“There’s no better way to find the best socially and digitally skilled interns than by using social media,” said Jim Trainor, senior group manager, Public Relations, Hyundai Motor America. “We are excited to hear from today’s young talent – those college graduates who live and breathe in the social media universe.”

Hyundai’s six-month internship program is specifically designed for the recent bachelor’s degree college graduate with a strong interest in the automotive industry. Upon successful completion of the program, which includes valuable training, mentoring and networking opportunities within the company, candidates have the enhanced opportunity to be hired into a full-time Hyundai position.

Besides the two interns being recruited via social media, other openings will be filled in more traditional ways. Hyundai is focusing on Southern California universities in order to engage applicants, as the interns will work at Hyundai’s national headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. For more information on these internship positions, visit Hyundai’s career page.

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