Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We need interns at The Chamber!

Hi everyone -

If you (or a college student that you know) is interested, we need interns!  Internships are a great way for local college students to gain invaluable experience in the business world, and we are looking for them in the next semester.  Below is a description of the internships we have available, as well as their contact information.


Allentown Initiatives Intern:
The Allentown Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and individuals having partnered together with the Chamber for the purpose of stimulating economic activity within City of Allentown. It is the Council's mission to create, maintain and expand an environment conducive to the economic growth and benefit both the Council's members and the City of Allentown as a whole.

An intern in this position would assist with in planning and executing activities and events to further the growth and development of Downtown Allentown.

Contact:  Miriam Huertes, miriamh@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Regional Chamber Intern:
The Chamber is widely recognized for its commitment to regionalization, its progressive philosophy of establishing partnerships with other like-minded organizations and its ability to continually provide members with relevant tools necessary for them to compete and succeed in this ever-evolving economy.  An internship position in this position would include:

Coordination of Regional Chamber board meeting items
Event planning assistance
Create flyers for various Chamber events
Compile historic statistics and create Excel reports
Outbound phone calls to members or potential vendors for events
Basic office duties including photocopying, typing meeting minutes, etc.
Attend Chamber events; some evenings possible

Contact:  Ellie Passman, elliep@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Mission Councils, Marketing Intern:

Description of duties include the following but not limited to:

Majority of duties will focus on Chamber’s Business to Business Expo slated for March 16, 2010
Contacting former participants to get them to sign up this year
Prospecting potential exhibitors
Outreach to both potential exhibitors and attendees
Research on entertainment for event
Event planning assistance
Coordination of Regional and Mission Chamber board meeting items
Create flyers for various Chamber events
Compile historic statistics and create excel reports
Outbound phone calls to members or potential vendors for events
Basic office duties including photocopying, typing meeting minutes, etc.
Attend Chamber events; some evenings possible

Contact:  Danielle Joseph, Daniellej@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Downtown Bethlehem Association Intern:
This exciting internship will provide the student with many unique opportunities not available in the average office setting. The Bethlehem office of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce works directly with the City of Bethlehem on their marketing and community redevelopment initiatives. With the economy slowing down individuals’ spending downtown, our new marketing initiatives are vital and particularly exciting to our merchants. The intern will not only network with members of the City’s administration, but with owners of small and large businesses in the greater Bethlehem area. The experiences and relationships gained through this unpaid internship will certainly equip any student with desirable professional qualities and set them apart in an ever-increasing difficult job market. Below is a list of duties:

Meet and build relationships with the small business owners of the Historic & Southside Districts.
Data entry into excel documents of information and email addresses gathered during events that add to our e-newsletter mailing list and e-promoting.
Learn how to put together a marketing plan for event strategies in the two downtowns of Bethlehem.
Travel within Bethlehem to different locations to promote with flyers, posters, rack cards..etc…
Make calls to potential sponsors, business owners and others to inform them of event information, possible sponsorship opportunities and to build a strong professional relationship.
Design and create flyers and posters for events
Be apart of the “street team” of the DBA
Learn how to answer messages, take minutes, and partake in assistant work with the manager.

Contact Person: Samantha Schwartz, samanthas@lehighvalleychamber.org
Phone: 610-841-5831, Fax: 610-758-9533


1 comment:

LVCI said...

I went through this on another blog.. Your posting all the demands that these require. Is this a paid internship program? What's the incentive for those you seek? Is this just a resume builder or just the honor of participating in?

These things seem to have a one way approach. An approach from your perspective only rather then also the person's you seek.