The Greater Wilkes-Barre 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.
Communications and 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.
Economic & Entrepreneurial Development Intern
Works with the Vice President of Economic Development to coordinate and execute the Wilkes-Barre Connect Program to attract, encourage, and drive entrepreneurship and business development in Greater Wilkes-Barre. Intern will connect startups and existing businesses to the necessary services and providers to accelerate them through the business life cycle. Interns will review intake forms, manage the Connect database, manage touch points, and attend monthly Connect meetings. Strong evidence of organizational leadership, community service, businesses strategy, and system management experience are encouraged.
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.
Government Affairs Intern
Works with the Chamber of Commerce and the Government Affairs Committee to drive the work plan for the year. The Intern will manage work plan details, including the annual survey, hearings and forums, creating and distributing e-updates, preparing legislative topics for review, and the annual Legislative Breakfast. Background in political science or related field and strong organizational skills are preferred.
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.
The Chamber's Extracurricular Intern Experience
The Chamber leverages its position in the community to open doors for our interns!
Interns at The Chamber are invited to participate in bi-weekly extracurricular experiences which have included attending a live broadcast, roundtable discussions, backstage tours at major performing venues, walking tours of the area, VIP attendance at a WBS Penguins Game, attendance at major events and programs, and one-on-one mentoring with community leaders in the intern's field.