The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress has two unpaid internship positions available. Both positions will provide real-world workplace experiences and exposure to career opportunities, networking opportunities, and an understanding of how what you learn in school is connected to future economic success once you’ve entered the workforce. The specific details of each internship may vary to meet personal or academic credit needs. A Learning Objectives Contract or equivalent contract required by an intern’s academic program will be developed if needed. Both internships will require a commitment of at least 10 hours/week. This program will be hosted within the Citiscape Building at 20 West Broad Street, Hazleton. To apply for either position, link to the online application form, or download an application. Questions may be directed to Krista Schneider at kschneider@downtownhazleton.org or 570-455-1509.



The Planner/Architectural Designer will work directly with the Executive Director to help develop a downtown building and business inventory. He or she will also develop concept designs and architectural renderings of key building facades in support of the Alliance's façade renovation initiative. Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Assist with documentation of key downtown commercial buildings (to include photography and/or scaled drawings).

Assist with the preparation of before and after façade studies/rehabilitation concept schematics for several downtown buildings.

Research a variety of sign and awning types, and other façade/storefront features to create an “Idea Sourcebook” for property owners interested in making future improvements.

Assist with the development of a contact list for a variety of building contractors, sign and awning fabricators, and other building restoration specialists.

Assist with the development of a downtown business and building inventory.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be enrolled in an architectural program and have some knowledge of building construction and architectural history. Candidate should also have experience with AutoCAD, Photoshop, or other similar drafting and photo imaging software. Free-hand architectural drawing and graphic design experience is a plus.


The Marketing/Communications Assistant will work directly with the Executive Director to help promote the Alliance, its mission, and downtown programs/events. Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Assist with managing and building the DHAP website (using the online Website Builder™ program) and social media sites.

Conducting research/interviews with downtown business owners and organizations for content (merchants/products, events/programs, etc.).

Assist with developing and updating contact lists.

Assist with the development of newsletters, press releases, and a variety of other communication tools.

Attending meetings and taking notes and photographs for news releases and web content.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have familiarity with a variety of social media outlets and be a strong writer. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Journalism and/or graphic design experience is a plus.