Friday, January 14, 2011

Interns? Interns? We LOVE interns!

Like any good business, we are constantly searching for interns.  With four offices and about 27 people on staff, we have quite a few openings.  If you or anyone you know is interested in having an internship at the The Chamber, check out the listings below!


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 Person:          Miriam Huertas, miriamh@lehighvalleychamber.org
                                    Phone: 610-841-5808, Fax: 610-437-4907

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 Person:          Ellie Passman, elliep@lehighvalleychamber.org
                                    Phone: 610-841-5806, Fax: 610-437-4907

Downtown Bethlehem 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.

Upbeat, energetic, willing to meet new people and take on new projects.
Majoring or minoring in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or a related field.
Have a strong computer background, including the use of Office and the willingness/adaptability to learn new programs.
Must have a drivers license and own transportation.
Able to work at least 4 hours, but no more than 12 hours per week for part time, and no more than 35 hours per week for a full time internship position. May be asked, but not required to attend events in the evenings.

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

Marketing and Member Relations Intern:
Marketing and Member Relations are the drivers behind growth and forward movement of an organization.  Learn about these components of the business world from an insider's perspective and get a leg up on your competition!  Aspects of this position include database management, event planning, advertising, public relations and networking with the Lehigh Valley business community.

This position requires the following qualities:

·         Upbeat, energetic, willing to meet new people and take on new projects.

·         Majoring or minoring in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or a related field.

·         Willingness/adaptability to learn new programs and have new experiences.

·         Must have a drivers license and own transportation.

·         Able to work at least 4 hours, but no more than 12 hours per week for part time, and no more than 35 hours per week for a full time internship position. May be asked, but not required to attend events in the evenings.


Contact Person:          Melody Gardner, melodyg@lehighvalleychamber.org
                                    Phone: 610-841-5862, Fax: 610-758-9533

Government Relations Intern:
The Government Relations Division of the Chamber is the voice of Lehigh Valley businesses in government. We address issues of concern to business on the local, state and federal levels. We take proactive measures to ensure that government considers business objectives and viewpoints. We keep members informed of relevant issues through our newsletters, and committee and council meetings.

The best candidate for this position has a good working knowledge of current Lehigh Valley leaders, legislators and upcoming legislation.  You must display a high level of professionalism, have excellent interpersonal skills and top-notch personal presentation.  Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is a must (Word, Excel, etc.) and internet search skills are preferred.

Contact Person:          Melody Gardner, melodyg@lehighvalleychamber.org
                                    Phone: 610-841-5862, Fax: 610-758-9533

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