Development & Communications Intern – Spring 2020

Opportunity Type: Internship

FIGHT Program: Administration

Preferred Start Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Preferred Internship End Date: May 8, 2020

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing state of the art, culturally competent primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to people in need, including those living with HIV and those at high risk, with access to the most advanced clinical research. Our goal and hope are to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.

Internship Description

The Development & Communications Intern (“Intern”) is a non-paid internship position in the Administration Department of Philadelphia FIGHT. Interns matriculated in a related program are welcome to pursue this opportunity for school credit. The internship is for a minimum of 10 to 15 hours a week, with some flexibility, depending on the Intern’s school schedule.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Content Development: Assist in writing and editing content related to the FIGHT email and print newsletters, social media sites, and other key promotional publications.
Organizational Representation: Attend external events and represent FIGHT at information tables. Solicit for and coordinate volunteers for these events. Assist in soliciting auction items and help organizing logistics for Gala 2020 and other fundraising and educational projects.
There will be other tasks assigned by the Chief Strategy Officer and Director and Associate Director of Development and Communications that are consistent with the responsibilities of this position.

Supervision and Key Relationships

The Development and Communications Intern is directly supervised by the Director of Development & Communications. The internship is part of the Development & Communications Team, which resides in the Administration Department at Philadelphia FIGHT. The Development and Communications Intern works closely with the Director and Associate Director of Development and Communications.


The Development and Communications Intern will be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program in a related field including Communications, English, Marketing or Journalism. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and/or public health is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 3 months of experience interning or working in a non-profit or communications/marketing setting. The candidate must be self-motivated, technology savvy and have strong verbal and written communication skills. The desire for professional networking and a working knowledge of website content management, mobile apps, and social media are preferred.

Development and communications interns receive valuable hands-on experience writing, editing, event planning, social media campaigns, and educational and fundraising projects. Interns will receive one-on-one training and supervision from Philadelphia FIGHT’s team of Development and Communications professionals.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample by January 6, 2020 to Chip Alfred, Director of Development and Communications, at

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