Membership/Communications Intern, Sustainable Business Network

Posted by Sustainable Business Network on October 3, 2016

Expected Commitment: 20 hours per week
Compensation: Unpaid
Term: Four months (September through December)
Start date: ASAP
Reports to: Wendy Metzgar, Member Services Manager

Description: The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is seeking an intern to support its Membership Team. The duties of the position will focus primarily within the communications function.


  • Interview and photograph SBN members to create a database of stories, testimonials, and pictures that can be repurposed in various communication outlets, including for a potential Instagram campaign
  • Generate content for SBN’s social media outlets on a daily basis
  • Compile social media and SEO statistics
  • Suggest and draft member spotlights and other content for the members-only newsletter
  • Update the organization’s website and online directory upon request; review the website and suggest improvements
  • Assist with data entry and data cleanup; other database projects as assigned

Skills you will learn/enhance:

  • Generating and editing content for a variety of platforms, with an emphasis on using social media to attract, engage, and retain members
  • Pitching compelling story ideas
  • Interviewing, writing/reporting, editing, and proofreading
  • How to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

What we require:

  • Interest in sustainability and SBN’s mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a variety of individuals
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Experience with graphic design/photo editing
  • Organized, motivated, and dependable, with the ability to multitask and work independently
  • Willingness/ability to travel within the Greater Philadelphia region to meet members, attend events, and capture stories and photos

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (no more than 2 pages) to Wendy Metzgar at

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