Media, Communications and Publishing

Marketing / Communications Intern

20-30 hoursPhiladelphia2 positions availableSummerAwesome work environment and culture


As our Communications/Marketing intern, you will support the Communications Manager on a wide range of tasks and high visibility projects, including, but not limited to:

Assist in pitching, drafting, and distributing press releases, media alerts, and other stories
Assist in developing social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Assist in updating and maintaining social media accounts
Update website
Assist in planning, writing, and managing monthly e-Newsletter with business or program information
Write and edit copy
Special events: planning, implementation, marketing, staffing event, community outreach
Participate in weekly Communications meeting with Executive Director and Managing Director; and monthly all-staff meetings
Create and distribute internal executive communications
Assist with metrics for programming and marketing: Survey creation and deployment to collect data, analyze and summarize responses

Start & End Dates: June 1, 2019 - August 30, 2019 (dates flexible)
Location: 6703 Germantown Avenue, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Hours: 20-30 hours/week required; Office hours 9am-5pm (flexible), with some evenings for special events.
Compensation: This position is unpaid. However, a monthly travel stipend will be provided (for public transportation).

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Sharon Kim,, referencing “Communications Intern” in the subject line.

Mt. Airy CDC is a Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Effective communicator, written and verbal
Good organizational skills and tactically minded
Strong editing skills
Excellent computer skills with experience in social media & Google Suite preferred
Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign preferred
Experience with graphic design preferred
Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience
Ability to work independently and with others
Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented & creative
Enthusiastic about gaining new knowledge
Philadelphia resident preferred

While this is primarily a Communications position, you will also have the opportunity to learn about business development, community programming, real estate development, and affordable housing. There will be occasional after-hours social and networking events to attend but these events are not mandatory. We are a small organization where people often wear more than one hat.

You will gain substantive, hands-on experience. Your assignments will add value not only to the organization but also to your development as a professional in the field.

Out of the box thinking is encouraged and laughter abounds - join us!