Economic Development Internship, Urban Affairs Coalition

Posted by Urban Affairs Coalition on September 8, 2014

Economic Development Internship XVIII
Special Projects in Economic Development, Financial Education and Community Reinvestment

Fall Semester 2014

Urban Affairs Coalition
Community and Economic Development (CED) Department
1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

POSITION: Internship with the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). This department builds bridges between low- and moderate-income people and mainstream financial institutions for purposes of community development and individual economic empowerment. Programs include: financial education, foreclosure prevention, employer-assisted housing, promotion of cooperatives and special loan programs for home improvement and small business development.

GOALS: Assist the unit with special projects in financial education, community reinvestment, home improvement lending, employer-assisted housing and neighborhood economic development.

RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS: These can include, but not be limited to Program Development and Evaluation of Financial Education Programs, Survey Design and Program Evaluation, Best Practices Research and Presentation, Brand Identity. Interns will learn about and assist with Loan and Grant Program Administration, Participatory Workshop Design and Delivery and Logistics Management, Data Entry and Analysis, Client Relations, Report Preparation, Project Management. Some light office duties may also be assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Intern must have people, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Knowledge about economic development and/or personal financial management, including household budgeting, use of checking accounts, savings strategies and credit management, would be helpful although not required. These skills and knowledge may be further developed on the job. Intern must be able to work with Microsoft Office Suite software programs.

LOCATION OF WORK: CED Department of UAC located on the 5th floor of 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Fall semester (September -December, 2014)


10-21 hours per week.

COMPENSATION: No monetary compensation but the internship may qualify for degree credits.

VALUE OF THE EXPERIENCE: An internship with the CED Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition includes a range of work and experiences from basic office work to program administration to observation of high level policy and program development meetings. As a result of this internship the Intern will have obtained valuable experiences in the following areas:

• Community Economic Development
• Program Development/Assessment of Best Practices
• Effective Presentation of quantitative and qualitative information for Decision Making
• Financial Literacy Education
• Participatory Workshop Design
• Project and Time Management
• Loan/Grant program administration

SUPERVISOR: Intern will report to Angela Goode, Director of Community and Economic Development and assigned to work with the Christopher Waters, Program Manager, for employer-assisted housing and Stephanie Miller-Vagrin, Program Administrator, for anti-predatory lending.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Angela Goode, UAC, Director of CED, 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, telephone 215-851-1738, e-mail: [email protected]

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