Internships

We need high energy people to help us achieve our vision to create and sustain a prosperous and diverse business community.

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public/ private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that supports the Orlando region. The Partnership works to strengthen the region's economy, amplify Orlando’s story, champion regional priorities, empower community leaders and build a brilliant region. By injecting new resources and fresh perspectives, the Partnership harnesses the strength of the region’s culture of collaboration and innovation to create a new future for a diverse and growing population with an ultimate goal of advancing broad-based prosperity for the Orlando region.

Available Internships

Marketing & Communications
Business Development
Orlando Regional Chamber

Marketing & Communications Intern

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Marketing & Communications Intern. The Marketing & Communications Intern is a paid member of the Marketing & Communications Team and reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Internships can be utilized for academic credit. The student is responsible for obtaining permission to receive academic credit from their university.  

Partnership employees are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Marketing & Communications Intern is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team tactics, technical systems, and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. 
 
All employees of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Intern for the the Partnership is tasked with learning and developing crucial skills that will help build a successful career while earning real-world experience in the workplace. The position is designed for active engagement in all aspects of the organization including Investor Relations, Community Foundation, Public Policy and Advocacy, Orlando Regional Chamber and Administration. This position requires a minimum of 20-25 hours worked per week and a 4-6 month commitment, with preference towards a long-term intern with the ability to renew, subject to review. Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis with two “touch-base” meetings per week with Director.
 
Activities and assignments may include:
  • Composing news releases, media alerts and researching publicity opportunities
  • Writing stories for the blog
  • Developing cases studies on business development projects
  • Assisting with media plans and pitching to external communications outlets
  • Contributing to the organization’s social media platform (Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Designing and editing event specific emails and landing pages
  • Creating weekly internal employee newsletter
  • Assisting with the creation of print and digital marketing collateral
  • Creating in-depth profiles on key reporters and editors
  • Tracking media coverage and compiling monthly metrics
 Advantages
  • Working directly with the Marketing & Communications department on all aspects of the organization's communications projects
  • Learning about the Orlando region and the private sector businesses
  • Learning how to develop relationships and build fundraising efforts in our region
  • Learning how to use programs and events to engage and involve investors
  • Learning how to prioritize workload
  • Networking opportunities to make job contacts
Qualifications
  • Individuals must be at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in college in good academic standing
  • A minimum of one internship already completed; and 15+ hours per week
  • Public Relations or Communications-oriented education is preferred
  • Specifically interested in gaining “real-world” public relations and/or marketing experience Strong understanding of public relations tools
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to manage projects
Please forward resume and letter of interest to: laureen.martinez@orlando.org


Business Development Intern

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Business Development Intern. The Business Development Intern is a paid member of the Business Development Team and reports to the Director of Business Development. Internships can be utilized for academic credit. The student is responsible for obtaining permission to receive academic credit from their university.  
 
Partnership employees are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Business Development Intern is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team tactics, technical systems, and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. 
 
All employees of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Intern for the Partnership is tasked with learning and developing crucial skills that will help build a successful career while earning real-world experience in the workplace. The position is designed for active engagement in all aspects of the organization including Investor Relations, Community Foundation, Public Policy and Advocacy, Orlando Regional Chamber and Administration. This position requires a minimum of 20-25 hours worked per week and a 4-6 month commitment, with preference towards a long-term intern with the ability to renew, subject to review. Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis with two “touch-base” meetings per week with Director.
 
Activities and assignments may include:
  • Assisting staff with day to day operations, including assistance in the preparation of reports, correspondence and materials
  • Conducting research on industries, markets and companies
  • Developing bios and background papers for the Business Development team
  • Helping develop the business case for companies seeking to expand in our market
  • Ensuring an adequate supply of sales kits, promotional materials and gifts
  • Assisting staff with various administrative support, including data entry and filing
Advantages
  • Learning about the Orlando region and the private sector businesses
  • Learning how to develop relationships and build fundraising efforts in our region
  • Learning how to use programs and events to engage and involve investors
  • Learning how to prioritize workload
  • Networking opportunities to make job contacts 
Qualifications
  • Individuals must be at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in college in good academic standing
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High aptitude in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills and a "can do" attitude
  • Willing to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the department
Please forward resume and letter of interest to: casey.evans@orlando.org


Orlando Regional Chamber Intern

The Orlando Regional Chamber (the Chamber), a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership), prepares and empowers businesses through robust, future-focused programming that accelerates their growth. The Chamber leverages the collective leadership of the larger business community to strengthen, support and advocate for businesses of all sizes and lifecycles throughout the Orlando region.
 
The Partnership is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance broad-based prosperity by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region. These five foundational objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of communities, residents and businesses.

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Orlando Regional Chamber Intern. The Chamber Intern is an unpaid member of the Chamber Team and reports to the Administrative and Operations Coordinator.
 
Chamber interns are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Orlando Regional Chamber Intern is expected to be a critical thinker and contribute relevant input into team tactics, technical systems, and procedures and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. 
 
All interns of the Partnership are expected to familiarize themselves with the Partnership Personnel Manual and to conduct themselves in accordance with its policies and procedures. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Intern for the Chamber is tasked with learning and developing crucial skills that will help build a successful career while earning real-world experience in the workplace. The position is designed for active engagement in all aspects of the organization including Investor Relations, Community Foundation, Public Policy and Advocacy, Orlando Regional Chamber and Administration. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours worked per week with a six-month commitment (preferably one year). Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis with two “touch-base” meetings per week with Coordinator. 
 
Activities and assignments may include:
  • Assisting staff with day to day operations, including compiling marketing collateral for prospective members, mailings, and reorganize/restructure files
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports, correspondence and marketing materials as needed
  • Assisting staff with event coordination of Chamber Board meetings, programs, and receptions
  • Assisting staff with various projects and administrative support
  • Assisting with Chamber marketing and social media campaigns
  • Attending Ribbon Cuttings throughout the region
  • Providing front desk coverage during receptionist breaks
  • Working to maintain database of Chamber members and prospects in the Orlando region
Advantages
  • Learning about the Orlando region and private sector businesses
  • Learning how to develop relationships and build fundraising efforts in our region
  • Learning how to use programs and events to engage and involve investors
  • Learning how to prioritize workload
Qualifications
  • Individuals must be at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in college in good academic standing
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate skills in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills and a proactive attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Comfortable interacting with high level business executives and government officials
Please forward resume and letter of interest to: patricia.thomas@orlando.org