Undergraduate Resource Development Intern
Philadelphia, Pa, PA Resource Development
Job Type

Position:  Undergraduate Resource Development Intern 

Salary Range: $15 per hour

Business Unit: Government & Community Relations 

Department: Resource Development

Reports To: Innovation & Resource Associate   

Posted: July 29 – August 12, 2022

Duration: Fall or Fall & Spring semester, 15 hrs per week 

Hybrid: 2 days in the office, 3 days remote

About Philadelphia Works, Inc.

Philadelphia Works, Inc is the City’s Workforce Development Board.  We are a quasi-public, non-profit organization serving both career seekers and employers.  We invest public resources in a variety of workforce solutions.  These solutions connect Philadelphia residents with employment and training opportunities and help employers find, grow, and retain local talent.  For more information about our dedicated board members and staff, workforce news, labor market data, services, innovative initiatives, and current opportunities to connect, please visit www.philaworks.org

Role Summary

The Resource Development intern provides support for resource development-focused projects within the Government & Community Relations team and across the organization. The Intern will research a variety of avenues that increase Philadelphia Works’ capacity and will provide support in documenting, seeking, and securing those resources. Their work will help grow and streamline Philadelphia Works’ Resource Development program, focusing on supporting capacity for priority initiatives. At the end of this internship, the Intern will have developed new or expanded skills in business writing, identifying prospective collaborative partnerships, and knowledge of database usage and best practices.

This position will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conduct research on prospective philanthropic partners.
  • Update the tracking system of prospective philanthropic partners as they are identified.
  • Enter grant application data into the grant database, eTapestry.
  • Prepare monthly Resource Development Reports for distribution to Executive Leadership.
  • Proofread and check written materials for clarity, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Develop language for standard responses to general grant questions.
  • Support the Resource Development staff in developing, preparing, and submitting grant applications in concert with staff across the organization.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Education/Professional Experience

Recent graduate or currently enrolled and attending a full-time undergraduate degree and having completed sophomore year in a four-year college/university in English, History, Business, or a related field. Applicant may be enrolled in any course of study with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable. 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Philadelphia Works is willing to train and mentor individuals with limited experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to explain complex topics to a general audience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, government agencies, public officials, and all levels of management and staff.
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for nonprofit, mission-driven work.

What We Offer

Philadelphia Works offers qualifying full-time employees with a competitive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), tuition assistance, life and disability. We also offer company paid vacation, personal and sick leave days.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 Philadelphia Works is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, transgender status, and gender identity), gender, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, familial status, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual preference, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws, in all matters pertaining to recruitment, selection, compensation, training, advancement and promotion, retention, discipline, and termination.

Salary Description
$15 per hour