Marketing and Business Development Intern at PIDC

PIDC is Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. We offer flexible financing products, a targeted portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate, and decades of Philadelphia-based knowledge, to help our clients invest, develop, and grow throughout the city of Philadelphia.

PIDC’s Marketing and Business Development team is responsible for marketing communications, business development, and government relations. PIDC’s marketing and business development efforts are focused on the following targeted market sectors: small and midsize commercial businesses and non-profit organizations, industrial businesses, neighborhood-based real estate development, and corporate and institutional development. The Marketing and Business Development team works closely with all areas of PIDC (real estate, financing and operations) to communicate our message and drive business growth. 

Position Overview:

The Marketing and Business Development Intern will assist with:

  • Planning and execution of PIDC’s 60th anniversary events and initiatives, as well as other marketing communications activities;
  • Prospect research, internal data analysis, and outreach initiatives in support of PIDC’s business development goals; and
  • Issues tracking and research related to government relations initiatives.


  • Assist in the creation of client stories and other content for PIDC e-newsletter, website, and social media outlets
  • Research, write and implement direct mail and email outreach campaigns
  • Assist in the execution of PIDC annual client event, 60th anniversary events, and technical assistance workshop
  • Undertake industry and company research related to new business development
  • Tracking and analysis of internal CRM data, online inquiries, social media, and website to support business decisions
  • Assist with developing, updating and maintaining distribution and contact lists which support general PIDC marketing initiatives and targeted outreach efforts within each market sector
  • Track key legislative issues at the federal and state level and undertake occasional research projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student with relevant work experience and/or coursework
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to analyze and
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with using various social media channels preferred
  • Familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) systems and databases preferred

Other Desired Characteristics:

  • Passion for the city of Philadelphia and enthusiasm for PIDC’s mission to help businesses and non-profit organizations create and retain jobs in Philadelphia
  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in to support various projects, tasks, initiatives, and events as needs arise
  • Experience with customer relations and working with diverse constituencies
  • Efficiency and productivity, with a results-oriented mindset

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume electronically by September 15th to:

Mr. Marquis Upshur

Director, Human Resources

Selected applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.