Interns & Volunteers

The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) has an internship program with schools to empower students in their experience in business and community development. The Hispanic Corporation also welcomes volunteers who are seeking to support our mission or gain experience while working with a community in need of support. Most interns and volunteers are bilingual but it is not a requirement for anyone who wishes to be part of PHDC.

Clayton C. Hepler

:: 2018 Summer Intern ::

Sophomore at Middlebury College with a concentration in International and Global Studies and a Latin America Specialization.

Andre M. Aquije Flores

:: 2018 Summer Intern ::

Student at Carnegie Mellon with a concentration in Economics and Statistics.

Jason Edmunds

:: 2019 Summer Intern ::

Freshman at Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration in Economics and minor in Spanish and German.

Position Title: Community Engagement Intern

Organization Name: PITTSBURGH HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Organization Street Address: 1555 Broadway Avenue. 2nd Floor Pittsburgh PA 15216

Website: www.phdcincubator.org

Organization Description:

The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) was founded in November 2012. PHDC is a community development corporation (501 C 3) dedicated to providing economic growth for Hispanics in the Pittsburgh region and attracting Hispanic to develop and support the community in the area.

This position is for those focused on familiarizing themselves with volunteer management, non-profit program planning, and support and community engagement. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles that can improve a community.

Description of Responsibilities and Duties:

These will include, but not be limited to:

  • Planning and developing community engagement, strategies by following the PHDC mission.

  • Serve a liaison between the community to understand needs and provide recommendations to meet such requirements.

  • Develop and implement PHDC processes to improve community service.

  • Develop, coordinate, and execute public events outside of the workplace, such as community events, festivals, and any event organized in partnership with non-profit organizations, to achieve community engagement.

  • Assisting with and coordinating educational workshops in housing and career development

  • Flexibility with changes in tasks and priorities, along with using sound judgment.

  • Able to multitask and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.

  • Self-motivated and a team player with a positive and professional approach to management.

  • Creativity with some graphic/digital design experience a plus.

  • Assist in filling out job applications and follow-ups.

  • Uphold a strict level of confidentiality.

  • Develop and sustain a level of professionalism among staff and clientele

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be proficient in communication, organizational, and analytical skills. The ability to speak and write in Spanish on at least an intermediate level is required.

  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office Suite software programs, Google Docs, Google Suite, and the use of social media.

  • Must have knowledge in social media knowledge required, however, extensive social media management knowledge would be a plus.

Position Title: Business Analyst Intern

Organization Name: PITTSBURGH HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Organization Street Address: 1555 Broadway Avenue

Position City, State & Zip: Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Website: www.phdcincubator.org

Organization Description:

The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) was founded in November 2012. PHDC is a community development corporation (501 C 3) dedicated to providing economic growth for Hispanics in the Pittsburgh region and attracting Hispanic immigration and investments to the area.

We are currently seeking a Business Analyst intern for the summer who can assist in our efforts of working with startups, business acceleration, economic development, community reinvestment, employment, and entrepreneurship education.

Description of Responsibilities and Duties:

These will include, but not be limited to:

1.) Assist in conducting SWOT analysis;

2.) Assist to create a business plan;

3.) Assist in creating marketing plans;

4.) Assist in conducting industry research,

5.) Elaborate competitor’s analysis matrix;

6.) Assisting in company budgeting and forecasting;

7.) Assisting with and coordinating entrepreneurship education workshops, especially those related to Latino business start-ups, and day-to-day tasks, such as setting up meetings, recording information and meeting notes.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Must have knowledge of economic development and/or business management, including budgeting, would be helpful although not required.

  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office Suite software programs, Google Docs, Google Suite, and the use of social media.

Must be proficient in communication, organizational, and analytical skills. The ability to speak and write in Spanish on at least an intermediate level is required.


Position Title: Volunteer

The purpose of this volunteering position, is to expose the volunteer participant to an organization that serves to the Hispanic community in greater Pittsburgh area, where she/he can make a contribution to the organization mission by utilizing their skills (studies, community leadership, languages,others) their Spanish) to support the daily activities at PHDC.

Value of the Volunteering with PHDC:

A volunteer position with the PHDC includes a range of work and experiences from basic office work to program administration to the observation of high-level policy and program development meetings. The incumbent will have a learning curve of working experience in the U.S. in various, for example; project management, business, business development, Marketing, Training and Leadership, Customer Relationship Management and Cross Cultural Communications, among many others.

PHDC can extend a letter of recommendation upon completion of a volunteer period if necessary.

Description of responsibilities

The selected applicant will work closely with the PHDC Staff as a volunteer. His/Her tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist to implement PHDC’s Social Media strategies, (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Google Business);

  • Assist to manage and prove daily inquiry updates from the Latino community that arrive through PHDC's Website, Facebook, and others;

  • Assist to the Executive Director and PHDC Staff with administrative tasks;

  • Assist to the Executive Director and PHDC Staff with communications with clients and partners on writing and via the phone as required;

  • Assist to coordinate events such as online workshops, training, festivals, business grand openings, and any other special events;

  • Assist in processing permits, licences, certificates, and any other documents required by business owners in the PHDC entrepreneurial program.

  • Assist with activities are required under the PHDC employment program. For example, confirm interviews, contact employers, prepare resumes, coordinate follow up, etc.

  • Any other tasks as requested by the Executive Director and staff.

Required & Desired Skills

The volunteering should have organizational and analytical skills. The ability to speak and write in Spanish, English or Portuguese on at least an intermediate level. Desired experience in Microsoft Office Suite software programs, Google Docs, Google Suite, and the use of social media. She/He will be able to multitask in a fast-paced, team environment under direct supervision but also thrive as a self-starter. If you do not meet all the requirements but have the desire to volunteer, please contact us to discuss your particular case. Volunteers must agree to complete a two page application and sign a Non Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreement.

Schedule & Structure

Non-compensation, this is a volunteering position.

It is preferable that volunteer candidates are willing to provide a minimum ten (10) hours a week, to allow a positive impact while volunteering at PHDC. More hours are acceptable, they can be discussed at the time of an interview.

PHDC is flexible with this Volunteering position to be remote or onsite at the PHDC office located in Beechview, Pittsburgh PA.

At PHDC, we follow the recommendations from the CDC, the PA Health Dept. as an effort to don't spread the COVID-19 and to flatten the curve. We have placed signs, sanitation is frequent, we maintain social distancing and we ask those inside our building to use a mask. Currently, PHDC facilities are open and staff are having regular working hours. Such safety conditions may change, PHDC is ready to work remotely.

Application Instructions:

Applicants will submit their resume info@phdcincubator.org or call us at (412) 343-0554 to schedule a virtual appointment.