Spring Internship

Opportunity Type: Internship

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.

The Intern provides a support role in conducting research for federal and foundation grant opportunities; assists team members in creating and implementing a strategy and infrastructure for volunteer mobilization; generates content for social media; provides support to FIGHT-related events;  and works closely with team members in soliciting advertisements, sponsorships, product donations and grants for various FIGHT events.


Preferred Start Date: January 14, 2019. Preferred End Date: May 10, 2019

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.

Volunteer Mobilization: Provide support to team members in developing and implementing a plan for recruiting, placing, and retaining volunteers. Develop communications and scheduling plans for volunteers. Develop a volunteer orientation and assist with coordinating thank you events.

There will be other tasks assigned by the Director of Development and Communications, and Marketing & Outreach Supervisor that are consistent with the responsibilities of this position.

Service Coordination

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 & Communications Team is supervised by the Chief Strategy Officer. The Development and Communications Intern works closely with the Communications Associate and Development Associate.


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 possess strong verbal and written communications 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, working on photo shoots, video shoots, event planning, social media campaigns and volunteer 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 December 14, 2018 to Chip Alfred, Director of Development and Communications, at calfred@fight.org.

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