The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber represents hundreds of businesses and organizations. Our focus is on helping our members grow and succeed in Northeastern Pennsylvania, fostering economic development and entrepreneurship, driving collaboration and cooperation, and providing opportunities for leadership development.
Benefits of interning at the Chamber include:
- Access to networking events and a network of hundreds of local business professionals
- Ability to participate and sit on one of our Chamber Councils (Young Professionals Council; Women’s Council; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council; Chamber Ambassadors Council; Government Affairs Council; and/or Nonprofit Council)
- Free tickets to annual Chamber events, like our EPIC Awards, Young Professionals Awards, and Annual Dinner
- A team-focused work environment with ongoing mentorship opportunities
Communications & Social Media Marketing Intern
Works with the Chamber’s Communication Team to develop effective member and public communications, including press releases, social media posts, blog posts, fundraising appeals, editorials, grant proposals & narratives, and marketing materials. A press release writing sample is required, and additional writing samples or a complete portfolio is strongly encouraged. Strong evidence of organizational background is also suggested.
Works with the Chamber's Accounting Department to assist with day to day accounting operations. These operations include generating and analyzing reports, taking notes during meetings, preparing statements, and entering data. Intern must have knowledge of the basic principles and practices of accounting and financial analysis. Other skills required are related to problem solving, entering and verifying data, knowledge of computers, and standard office equipment.
Works with the Chamber's Membership team to track membership, make membership touchpoints, hold discovery meetings for prospective members and guide them through the process of utilizing Chamber resources. Interns must have excellent communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong self-motivation. Sales experience in desired.
Entrepreneurial & Economic Development Intern
Works with the Wilkes Barre Connect team to coordinate and execute Wilkes Barre Connect programming to attract, encourage, and drive entrepreneurship in the Wyoming Valley. Interns will meet with entrepreneurs and Innovation Center co-workers, connect them with resources to develop their business ideas, and monitor their progress and development. Interns will also assist in executing economic development pilot programs and researching local economic trends in preparation and creation of future pilot programs. Interns should have an interest in learning about the entrepreneurial development process, the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic landscape, and gaining experience in marketing, social media, graphic design, and other fields of interest. Strong evidence of organizational leadership, community service, and business strategy is also suggested.
Programs & Events Intern
Works with the Chamber staff to plan, manage, and execute special events – from committee meetings to 50-person lunches, to 500-person dinners. Additionally they will assist with coordinating programs such as the Women's Network, Chamber Ambassadors (volunteer 'street team'), Networking Mixers and Events, Awards programs, etc. Intern must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an impeccable attention to detail, and ability to think on his or her feet and make logical, well considered decisions quickly and confidently. The intern should have a strong background in Microsoft Office. Event planning experience is desired. Excellent communication skills and a strong understanding of project management is required.
Our internship program accepts rolling applications! Any applications received from September 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021 will be considered for the Spring 2022 semester and any applications received from October 2, 2021 - March 1, 2022 will be considered for the Summer 2022 semester.
Send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and any writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required internship hours are dependent on each schools specified curriculum. Please contact your internship coordinator for requirements specific to your school.
Generally, internships must be done for credit. In rare instances, interns who wish to undertake the experience of an internship but do not have the ability to do so for credit must still complete all requirements as if the internship was being taken for credit at his or her academic institution.