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Communications & Development Intern

Smith Memorial Playground
Company description: 

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger. Smith contributes to the development of healthy children, strong families, and safe communities by: 1) maintaining a proud tradition of free family admission; 2) partnering with community-based organizations to reach a diverse audience; and 3) advocating for the importance of play.

Job Description: 

The Communications & Development Intern works with the Communications Manager, Senior Director of Development, and other staff on a wide range of projects to assist with promoting and conveying Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse’s mission, advocacy, programming, events, and fundraising initiatives through all communications outlets including Smith’s website and social media accounts, bi-weekly newsletter, and print and digital promotional materials.  The Marketing & Communications Intern will also have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization by assisting with administrative support for Development projects as well as Visitor Services tasks as needed.



Marketing & Communications

  • Submit events to online and print publication platforms
  • Research and expand online and print publication event submission list
  • Assist with photo documentation for events, volunteer visits, and on-site programming
  • Assist with event flyer distribution (access to car preferred, but not mandatory)
  • Research Smith media features and maintain media binder
  • Research and post social media content in conjunction with weekly and monthly communications goals
  •  Assist with social media statistic research
  • Research and assist with developing e-newsletter content
  • Work with Google Awards and other analytics tools


Development & General Administrative

  • Assist with data entry and record editing in Smith’s donor and member database (with training)
  • Assist with gift acknowledgement, member renewal, and fundraising mailings
  • Conduct foundation and grant research
  • Track stationery inventory
  • Front desk coverage (with training, as needed)
  • Other related tasks as needed
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