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.