Community & Economic Development Intern


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1207 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA 19107


POSITION: Internship with the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). This department builds bridges between low- and moderate-income people and mainstream financial institutions for purposes of community development and individual economic empowerment. Programs include: financial education, foreclosure prevention, employer-assisted housing, promotion of cooperatives and special loan programs for home improvement and small business development. GOALS: Assist the unit with special projects in financial education, community reinvestment, home improvement lending, employer-assisted housing and neighborhood economic development. RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS: These will include, but not be limited to: assistance with coordinating financial education workshops, development of the Financial Advancement Network (FAN) Clubs, assistance in administering and answering public inquiries about the home improvement loan program, assistance with development of a new financial counseling service, client relations for the employer-assisted housing program, implementation of the foreclosure prevention program, organizing a homeowners’ buyers’ cooperative and data entry. SKILLS REQUIRED: Intern must have people, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Knowledge about economic development and/or personal financial management, including household budgeting, use of checking accounts, savings strategies and credit management, would be helpful although not required. These skills and knowledge may be further developed on the job. Intern must be able to work with Microsoft Office Suite software programs. Fall positions are 15-30 hours/week depending on intern availability.


  • Analytics
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 15 - 30 hours a week

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