Community Relations Intern

Location: Richland Campus

Full or Part Time: Part Time

Hours: Approximately 5 hours per week.

Salary/Wage: $10 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023. (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, fully completed employment applications received by the deadline with all required application materials will receive guaranteed priority consideration.)

Application Materials Required: Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume

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Job Scope

The Community Relations Intern position provides key opportunities and experiences in the functions of the College’s Foundation, Communications area, and other departments. A pivotal understanding of their relationships to one another and to the institution fosters community relations, fundraising, communications, donations, and donor relations.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Help with College and Foundation event planning and fundraising.
  2. Work during College and Foundation events including set up and tear down.
  3. Solicit auction/donated items.
  4. Conduct mailings to community members and potential donors.
  5. Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty, and students.
  6. Maintain student confidentiality while adhering to Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.
  7. Support and adhere to College policies and guidelines.
  8. Refer and/or connect students, alumni, donors, and potential donors with campus resources.
  9. Communicate effectively via email, text, phone, and in -person with College employees, students, Foundation members, and community members.
  10. Work related to Alumni Relations (gathering stories, video, pictures, etc.).
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports

  • None 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in public affairs, higher education, business, marketing, communications, or related discipline.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, initiative, creativity and flexibility.
  • General comfort with public speaking.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel/mail merge, PowerPoint, and other applications) including Adobe/PDF.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, and operate a computer.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • Typical office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.


  • Flexible hours (including infrequent but pre-planned evenings).
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Important Note

  1. This is a part-time Spring Semester Internship that will end in May 2023.

Additional Notes

  1. Please note that employment applications referencing ‘see resume’ or similar phrases are considered incomplete and may not be considered.
  2. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
  3. Employment is contingent upon submission and satisfactory review of any background check clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.
  4. Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for any position now or in the future.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.