Through shadowing, trying and asking questions, you will be given a project that the firm is already working on. Your assignment will put everything you learn to the test, as you work through the stages of the architectural process, working towards your final presentation.
“My final project includes designing a building on the Rail Park in Central City Philly accounting for the technical and socio-economical elements to the designing, locating and building of the project.” Minori K, Intern
Whether it’s to do with sports, education or healthcare, working in one of the non profit organizations will expose you to fundraising, sales, marketing, customer service and event planning. The organizations serve a purpose that enriches lives, making many people dreams a reality, and working alongside them is one of the most rewarding experiences you could have in a summer.
Whether it’s finance, real estate, fashion or law, if you want to see business unfold on a daily basis, these fast-paced internships with either start-ups or well established organizations will give you opportunities to do a variety of real work assignments, while being exposed to the key elements that go into making a successful company in this current marketplace.
“Though this was a lot of work, I didn’t mind, knowing that this experience was something that other high schoolers can only wish to have. I will never forget this experience.” Urmi J, Intern
“I attended a quick two hour acceleration meeting where several managers and programming officers meet with founders to discuss their pitches and their companies overall.” Intern
If you’re the type of person that likes to organize – either people or events – these internships will stretch you like never before. This is the perfect opportunity to dot the I’s, cross the T’s and think on your feet as curveballs come your way. Plan a large celebrity dinner prior to a sporting event or help with the logistics for a concert to be held in the stadium. You might even plan a charity event such as a golf day.
“For the concert I was able to really see how a hectic event was run from behind the scenes, which helped me learn about event planning and execution with more than just the security side of the event.” Mick B, Intern
From boutique showrooms to online shopping through apps and websites, you will see what goes into the business of fashion from manufacturing to retail, client activity monitoring, and using social and digital media to get the product out into the market.
“I have such a greater appreciation for it now after getting to see some of what goes on in the background.”
Jackie B, Intern
Examine emerging markets and current trends for businesses. Work alongside executives as they provide an array of services to their clients, which include investments, loan financing or consulting services.
This is the business of people, and making sure their needs are taken care of. This industry takes you into the restaurant world, the hotel realm, or high end condominium management. What does it take to satisfy the customer to make them come back next time, and definitely refer a friend or colleague? Service, excellence and quality are at the forefront of this industry, no matter which direction you pursue.
Astute lawyers are what we have in Philadelphia. You’ll be involved from the ground up in client relations, correspondence, evidence and document preparation, case research and many visits to the courtroom. Watch and learn as attorneys advocate for their clients.
“Not only did I learn something new everyday, but I also saw firsthand both the interesting and perplexing parts of being a lawyer.” SJ, Intern
Marketing, Brand and Digital Media
What does it take to get a product to market? Distribution. Packaging. Product design. Advertising campaigns. Online and website strategies. Media. Sourcing images. Creating posts. These, along with so much more is what’s involved to take a product from just an idea to getting it off the shelves. Wherever your expertise and passions lie, you will be able to fit right into one or more of the facets of this extremely fast moving industry.
“Today, I was given the task to help Maria build YouTube content strategy. It was challenging, but we experienced something different. ” Yin J,Intern
The healthcare world is a complex web of administrators, doctors, support staff and volunteers. Explore this industry by shadowing doctors who are specialists in their fields, learn about the many fields of medicine, from research and pharmaceuticals, to surgery and emergency medicine.
“Even a year ago I would not have expected myself to stand inside an operating room getting to see what my dream profession would be like.” Janki P, Intern
The complex world of politics will keep you inspired, surprised and challenged. Whether it’s a local ambassador, representing the residents, the state representative, doing what he needs to for Pennsylvania or the Mayor of Philadelphia speaking at an engagement for a large group, you will be involved with documenting and recording what was promised, researching to support a cause, attending special events, or delving into international business partnerships and attending meetings.
So much more than buying and selling property goes into the business of real estate. Creative presentations regarding revitalizing existing spaces and office parks, crunching numbers to determine whether projects are viable, and researching the traffic in a particular area to figure out the best possible location are just a few of the activities you will be exposed to and involved with. You will also be tasked to do your own research assignment on current projects, which will definitely be in the running along with other proposals.
You may just be interested in knowing what goes into owning a team, or you might be into event planning on game day. All aspects of business go into the business of sports. The players have to be recruited, the schedules have to be worked on, the stadiums have to be staffed, security needs to be in place and tickets need to be sold. Getting the word out about the event and team investments is just one task you might be involved with. In another, you might be involved in staff recruiting and stadium preparations for a major event.
“I learned so much about the business along with the security, sports and event management, however, this internship helped me learn even more about myself.” Mick B, Intern
Television/ Video Production
From pre-production through development and post-production, you will learn about media logging, input, duplication and transcription. Use your creative juices to brainstorm sizzle reels for upcoming shows and delve into some research to uncover what competition is out there for a developing show.
Your pet will typically receive all its care at the same location. Consequently, you will witness everything from simple well visits, immediate treatments, all the way up to scheduled major surgeries. Assist the veterinary clinic as they care for our furry friends. Prepare the consulting rooms; assist the veterinary technician while prepping an animal. You will see many different situations unfold at the veterinary clinic.
“Overall, week 1 taught me to get out of my comfort zone and not only do what I love but, through this internship I have the ability to observe and help out my dream job!” Intern
From branding and logo development to copy writing and content strategy, you will work in many of the different areas of web design. Learn about responsive web design, and the future of mobile sites. Try your skills at designing business cards, websites and menus for restaurants. These companies have a range of clients with different sized tasks ranging from a small design job to hosting an entirely interactive website and every aspect of marketing in between.
“This experience definitely accelerated my interest in the field of computer programming. The best part – I am now also interested in web developing and graphic design too.” Intern