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Internships

Current Internship Opportunities

 

Social Media Intern

Korean Community Development Services Center (KCDSC) was established as a non-profit organization in 1985 with the goal of providing a comprehensive array of services for low to moderate income individuals in the community. These services include housing counseling, immigration assistance, child care, after school programs, urban revitalization, senior social services, and certification testing.  Our strategy is to establish a one-stop comprehensive service in cooperation with outside agencies in order to provide all necessary services for our clients.

KCDSC’s primary service area is the Olney neighborhood of the city of Philadelphia and the nearby neighborhoods of Logan, East and West Oak Lane, and Lower Northeast. The Center is located in zip code 19120, in census tract 275. Many of KCDSC’s clients are residents of census tracts 274 and 275, with the following demographics: 47% African-American, 21% white, 18% Asian-American, 15% Hispanic, 8% other races, and 5% two or more races.

The Korean Community Development Services Center is currently seeking an individual who has a passion for community development and possesses the necessary skills for effective community outreach through the use of social media. As a small non-profit with many programs, there will be many opportunities for the intern to not only grow as a professional, but also exercise leadership skills and make a real impact in the community.

The intern will be responsible for creating and updating the Korean Center’s social media outlets (i.e. facebook, twitter, youtube), assisting in marketing efforts for our various programs, and providing assistance in other areas as needed.

An ideal candidate will not only be passionate and talented, but will also be a motivated self starter, who is an organized and creative team player.

Summer interns are expected to work full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks, where semester interns are expected to work between 12-14 weeks, on a part-time basis, with the possibility of extension. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any form of compensation at this time.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  We will begin reviewing applications for the fall semester on August 1, for spring semester on November 1, and for the summer on February 1. No notice of non-selection will be provided.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and transcript to jhy@koreancenter.org, addressed to Jin Yu.

 

Housing Counseling Intern

The Korean Community Development Services Center offers an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact in one of the most diverse communities in Philadelphia.

The Korean Community Development Services Center (KCDSC) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit located in Olney, Philadelphia. Our programs include housing counseling, immigration services, senior services, after school programs, testing for certifications, and a child care center.

The Korean Community Development Services Center is currently seeking interns for our housing counseling office. The housing counseling program is HUD-approved and was established in 1998, in an effort to assist low-income residents secure and maintain housing.

Fortunately, since 1998 we have been able to assist thousands of community members through our housing counseling program. Between 2011 and 2013, we have served 1,389 community members, with the number of clients that we serve continuously growing each week. Our services include counseling for anti-predatory lending practices, pre-purchase counseling, rental agreement, post-occupancy counseling, landlord and tenant disputes, assistance in rental delinquency, and eviction procedure counseling. We have also been and continue to provide services in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai.

Much of this work has been made possible through our partnerships with local and state organizations such as DHCD and PHFA.

The intern will be trained to use basic housing counseling data entry programs such as RxOffice and assist with data entry. Interns will also be taught how to conduct follow-ups with housing clients, and conduct grant research and grant writing.

An ideal candidate will not only be passionate and talented, but will also be a motivated self starter, who is an organized and creative team player.

Summer interns are expected to work full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks, where semester interns are expected to work between 12-14 weeks, on a part-time basis, with the possibility of extension. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any form of compensation at this time.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  We will begin reviewing applications for the fall semester on August 1, for spring semester on November 1, and for the summer on February 1. No notice of non-selection will be provided.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and transcript to jhy@koreancenter.org, addressed to Jin Yu.