Communications & Marketing Internship

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  • About The Company

    The Lancaster Chamber is a network of businesses, organizations, and
    people working together to elevate our business community. Our mission is to
    create the environment, facilitate partnerships, and lead on issues that elevate business
    success. We believe that Lancaster County thrives when business thrives. By working
    together, strategically, we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and
    living into our vision that Lancaster County is a thriving community for all!

    Opportunity Overview

    Unlock the world of communications and marketing through our exciting high school internship program! Dive into real-world projects, from crafting engaging content to exploring social media strategies. Learn the ropes of effective storytelling and discover the impact of marketing in today’s dynamic landscape. Collaborate with our experienced team, attend strategy sessions, and gain hands-on experience that goes beyond textbooks. This internship isn’t just about coffee runs – it’s about shaping your understanding of the exciting world of communications and marketing. If you’re ready to turn your passion into skills, join us for an internship that promises growth, creativity, and a sneak peek into the world of professional marketing.

    Reports to: Communications and Marketing Director

    Primary Responsibilities: The Social Media & Communications Intern will work directly with the Communications and Marketing Director to assist in communicating Lancaster Chamber events, programs, and activities through media and communications:

    1. Assist with the management of Lancaster Chamber’s social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram


    1. Work closely with the Communications Team to plan and implement comprehensive social media strategies and maximize the impact of social media initiatives; maintain appropriate measurement tools to provide analysis and insight into the effectiveness of social media initiatives


    1. Assist with suggesting innovative ideas for engaging media content


    1. Develop draft media announcements, and short editorial features as directed by the Communications and Media Director


    1. Assist with the development of Lancaster Chamber’s print magazine, Thriving, including development & collection of stories and content, editing content, and management of production.


    1. Work with the Communications & Marketing team to update and maintain Lancaster Chamber website.


    1. Undertake any other duties and projects that are required by the Communications team in keeping with the scope of this internship.

    Position Requirements:

    • Abide and follow The Chamber’s internal vision statement
    • Interest and/or experience in design, marketing, and communications
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
    • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications
    • Some SEO & WordPress Knowledge
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or any design-based software
    • Ability to execute all duties for the Lancaster Chamber in a professional manner, while working with Chamber Members and community stakeholders


    1. Creatively operate in both traditional and digital media, communications, and/or marketing
    2. Identifying and analyzing targeted market groups
    3. Applying marketing concepts to media campaigns to support promotion of programming and events
    4. Determining and analyzing goals of marketing efforts
    5. Working in a professional organization with diverse clients and stakeholders
    6. Ability to communicate progress to supervisors and organizational leaders
    7. Experience working under deadlines with targeted expectations

    Additional Information:

    The schedule for this internship is flexible and will accommodate the schedule of the intern. The internship is part-time.