Urbane Development is a community and economic development firm, located in Philadelphia, PA, working with urban communities to strengthen their asset base – businesses, real estate, and human capital – to catalyze a truly comprehensive and sustainable revitalization process. Urbane engages clients through three core service components: retail attraction and retention program design for municipalities and other economic development entities; small business operational technical assistance, and sustainable design and development of commercial and mixed-use real estate. Urbane’s client base includes municipalities, economic development agencies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and small businesses throughout the US.
Under the supervision of the Urbane Development management team, the intern will
participate in the coordination of a comprehensive public and media relations strategy for
Assist in developing company’s web/multimedia strategy
Work with graphic designer on redesign of company website
Manage company blog – bodegachronicles.com and social media outreach via Twitter,
Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, et al
Create company newsletter and press kit
Writing press releases
Update/maintain media lists
General research and office duties
Master’s candidate or degree or commensurate work experience preferred. Rising
undergraduate junior or above required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with
Fluency with Microsoft Office programs
Strong interpersonal skills
Well organized with attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL SKILLS DESIRED:
Experience with Adobe Creative Design Suite
Web/graphic design experience
Past public relations/marketing/journalism experience
Event planning experience
SCHEDULE: Minimum of 10 weeks beginning May or June 2011. Some tasks may be able to be
performed remotely. Please advise if available beyond 10 week period. Internship is based in
New York City.
COMPENSATION: Work-study and/or course credit for undergraduate candidates; rate is
negotiable for post-graduate candidates.
CONTACT: Please contact Urbane Development at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, cover
letter, and a writing sample.