Communications Intern

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What is UrbEd, Inc? 

UrbEd is a non-profit based in Philadelphia that advocates for fully-funded, safe, and healthy public schools in order to provide students with an equitable and quality education we deserve. We are an organization led by those who are and have been most affected by the issues facing urban public schools. Through political education and community organizing we are amplifying our voices--the voices of public school students—to give students the education they deserve and are owed. For more information about UrbEd, Inc., please visit our website at!

Our New Intern Cohort!

As an intern at UrbEd, Inc., you will have the chance to make an impact in your community while gaining valuable experience and skills. We are calling on all young people who want Philadelphia to be better, who want to join the fight for an equitable education, safety, and their community. This internship will provide interns with hands-on experience in organizing work, policy initiatives, running a nonprofit, event planning, and more. You will work closely with a team of dedicated advocates and organizers, collaborating with change makers, officials, journalists, education administrators, and so much more in the city.

The Communications Intern works with the Communications team of UrbEd, Inc., to promote the programming and advocacy of the organization. The communications intern assists in finding ways to use social media for organizing and activist efforts, learn about institutional voice, communications strategy, media relations best practices, and have the chance to work with city leaders and change makers. The Communications Intern will work on event promotion, community outreach and engagement, and written content (i.e. press releases, newsletters, social media posts…).

While it is not required, applicants looking to apply should have adequate writing abilities and have a familiarity with social media and online design platforms (i.e. Canva and/or Photoshop…). The Communications Internship is designed for high school and undergraduate students, interested in arts communications, media, social marketing, design, or related fields.

Interns will have access to…

  • A stipend of $250, paid in two installments throughout the year.
  • Full access to UrbEd, Inc.'s Work Space located in Center City Philadelphia at 1521 Locust St.!
  • The chance for teamwork and collaboration! You will work closely with a team of advocates and organizers, allowing you to build connections and learn from other young people changing the city! 
  • The opportunity to participate in organizing workshops and community bonding events designed to enhance your skills and foster a sense of community among team members.
  • Practical experience in organizing programs, events, and policy initiatives in Philadelphia!

Please submit your application and all materials by August 13, 2023 at Note applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, we encourage you to get your application in as soon as possible! 

For applicants we would like to get to know better, we will be inviting you to an in-person or virtual interview in Late July through August. If you have not heard back before that date you have unfortunately not been considered as a finalist for the 2023-2024 cohort. 

Employment Basis
Salary range
$250 Stipend