Philadelphia VIP

Communications & Development Intern, Philadelphia VIP

Posted on December 4, 2017

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income clients.

Philadelphia VIP seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented, dependable undergraduate student to serve as an intern with our Communications and Development teams. Our Communications and Development teams strive to strengthen VIP’s brand recognition, build relationships, recruit volunteers & donors, instill credibility in the Philadelphia community, and further VIP’s fundraising goals. VIP’s prominent communications initiatives include branding and graphic design, digital and email marketing, public and media relations, as well as social media marketing.

The Communications & Development intern will gain valuable experience, including:
 Communication, public speaking and interviewing skills with volunteers and clients
 Draft written features, client profiles, articles, e-blasts and news releases
 Research social media articles and initiatives and build a portfolio of creative social posts
 Gain design experience in Adobe, Microsoft Publisher and Canva
 Research, create, and present operations and donor/grant reports to extract and analyze data, develop statistics, best practices, and other findings.
 Assist with donor outreach and fundraising follow-up through print and electronic communication.
 Learn to provide critical workflow support using Philly VIP’s cloud based database (Legal Server) for donor stewardship, volunteer intake, and research.

The Communications & Development Intern will:
 Draft written communications to clients and volunteer attorneys to inform them of upcoming events and resources
 Take event photos and upload to VIP internal storage
 Interview volunteers and write features
 Conduct research for events and programs, as well as help organize and attend events
 Interview clients and write stories to have on-hand for PR and Fundraising
 Research social media articles and create social media content
 Update volunteer and donor information in VIP’s Legal Server database
 Recruit new volunteers/donors through outreach initiatives

Candidates who can demonstrate the following will be strongly considered:
 Strong organization skills and keen attention to details and accuracy
 Interest in Communications/Marketing as well as Fundraising/Development
 Excellent creative/narrative writing skills
 Proficient with social media pages including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
 Prior experience in event coordination and some design experience a plus
 Aptitude and appreciation for technology, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

Ability to commit to base of 12 hours weekly (during school year; 20 in summer) will receive preference, as will candidates who can continue into new semesters or summer sessions.

Application process: Email resume, cover letter, and availability as soon as possible to careers@phillyvip.org and address your letter to Pranshu Verma, Director of Operations. Emails should have “Communications & Development – [Applicant Name]” in the email subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Students can earn credit or can be paid from their Federal Work Study Award. PHILADELPHIA VIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

We are accepting resumes till December 15, 2017.


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