About the Chamber

DSCC Internships

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce seeks interns throughout the year. The mission of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state. The Chamber will provide services members want; it will serve and be recognized as the primary resource on matters affecting companies of all sizes, and it will be the leading advocate for business with government in Delaware.

Chamber internships are unpaid, but work with colleges and universities to provide credit. Parking is reimbursed.

Please direct all internship inquiries to:
Denée Crumrine, Communications Manager, dcrumrine@dscc.com

THE STATE CHAMBER OFFERS THE FOLLOWING INTERNSHIPS:

  

Communications - Editorial/Public Relations

The Communications Department produces a bimonthly magazine, maintains award-winning electronic communications, and handles all media and public relations for the Chamber. Interns will support these duties. Interested candidates should include two to three writing samples with their inquiry.

Open to:

Students in their junior or senior year of college seeking practical business/technical communications and publishing experience.

Duties:
Assisting in the production of Delaware Business magazine by writing articles, taking photos, etc.
Crafting press releases and marketing materials
Database and information management
Collaborating on social media
Member engagement
Administrative and other department support as needed

Requirements:
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
Demonstrated business and professional writing skills
At least 10 hours a week availability
Strong verbal and written skills
Strong interpersonal skills


 

Event & Conference Management

The Events Department organizes and implements up to 100 events per year, ranging from small networking breakfasts that attract approximately 50 people to our Annual Dinner with an attendance of nearly 1,000 people. Interns will help support this department and its functions.


Open to
:

Students in their junior or senior year of college seeking event planning and conference experience.

Duties:
Assisting with event planning and coordination
Supporting staff at events with registration and check in, taking photographs and assisting members as needed
Tracking event details and maintaining Chamber calendars
Working with event vendors and attendees via telephone and in person
Providing customer service
Administrative and other department support as needed

Requirements:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment
At least 10 hours a week availability
Strong verbal and written skills
Strong interpersonal skills



 

Photography

The Chamber hosts many events requiring high quality photos for use in print and on the web. We also publish a bimonthly magazine for which photography is often needed to supplement articles.

Open to
:

Students in their junior or senior year of college seeking photography portfolio building experience.

Duties:
Taking posed and candid photos at Chamber events
Taking business editorial photos for Delaware Business magazine
Editing photos as needed

Requirements:
A DSLR camera is preferred
Proficiency with photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom, etc.)
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to attend Chamber events - Please review our event calendar here.



 

Legislative Affairs

The State Chamber acts as the voice of the Delaware business community to state legislators. In this role it serves as an advocate and a resource center. This intern would see legislative advocacy in action by visiting Legislative Hall, interacting with state legislators and lobbyists and following legislation from the proposal stage to the implementation stage.


Open to:

College juniors or seniors seeking political science or practical legislative experience.

Duties:
Research and track legislation
Research requests from State Chamber members and staff that pertain to proposed legislation or activities that involve state legislators
Review national legislation from various organizations and share how proposed legislation will affect State Chamber
Assist staff in drafting articles or other written pieces on Chamber or affiliate positions regarding various pieces of legislation
Administrative and other department support as needed

Requirements:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
At least 10 hours a week availability
Strong verbal and written skills
Strong interpersonal skills