Hub: Community Building Interns Wanted

The Hub is building its outreach strategy and community building initiatives with the support of a team of excellent interns. We are looking for a few more entrepreneurial interns who want to be part of a young, “for-more-than-profit” company that will be a nexus point for social innovation in the Bay Area. The internship will be based primarily in Berkeley or San Francisco depending on the intern’s residence.

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Communications and Community Building Internship

About The Hub:
The Hub is a coworking space, event series, and professional toolset for a community of changemakers. Members come to Hubs across the globe to collaborate, access market opportunities and capital, and scale ideas for social and environmental change. It is a place-based and online community of entrepreneurs, freelance professionals, artists, funders, students, mentors, community leaders… amazing people, doing incredible things. The Hub is currently located in downtown Berkeley and adding a second location in San Francisco’s SOMA district.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Community Building
• Research organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals that could fit into HUB community
• Develop new contacts and relationships with potential members via existing HUB community
• Support new community building strategies based on community feedback
• Support execution of HUB Ambassador Program
• Research potential local sponsors and partners of the HUB
• Help map diversity of growing HUB community
• Carry out various guerilla marketing strategies to spread the word in relevant Bay Area communities

2. Events
• Support execution of the HUB’s theater, music, lecture, film, and other events jonjo
• Attend relevant Bay Area events to spread awareness of the HUB and build local contacts

3. Online Marketing Strategy and Implementation
• Social Networking
o Build the HUB’s presence and community on primary networking sites
• Blogging
o Build awareness of the HUB on relevant blogs
• Listservs/Postings/Link
o Research opportunities to post relevant content about the HUB on relevant websites and listservs

4. Organizational Management Support
• Support execution of member enrollment process
• Help maintain membership management system
• Respond to membership inquiries via email, phone, and one-on-one meetings
• Capture and document PR about the HUB

Expected Outcomes
• HUB communities reach member goals
• New outreach strategies emerge based on community feedback
• Events and design/community building sessions are well-attended and meet specified goals
• Strong online presence created on social networks
• Strong offline awareness created via relationship building

Supervision and Guidance
Interns receive training on online and offline communications and community building strategies, while learning how to design and implement marketing campaigns from the ground floor. Interns will be under the direct supervision of the Managing Director, Events Manager, or Community Manager. Interns will be directly trained on the HUB business model and approach. Many job functions are often performed with general independence. Performance evaluation is based upon successfully meeting the objectives set out in this description.

Desired Qualifications
• Education: University-level training in Business, Marketing, Organizational Development, or related field. If the applicant lacks university training, he or she must have demonstrated accomplishments related to these subjects.
• Prior Experience: Minimum of one year working in an office environment, preferably within a small, entrepreneurial setting
• Language Proficiency: Fluency in English required
• Knowledge: Strong working knowledge of marketing, community building, and/or event planning.
• Skills and Abilities: See above; ability to represent the The HUB effectively, along with organizational and administrative skills. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of a dynamic team. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to infuse your work with humor.

Time commitment
HUB internships require a 250 hour minimum commitment. You are expected to work between 20-30 hours per week. Some of this time can be spent working from home, depending on your specific responsibilities. However, being in the office is valuable to your understanding of The HUB. Interns typically come into the office 2-4 days per week. The more time you spend in the office, the more quickly you will integrate into the work environment, and the more likely you are to be exposed to the various aspects of what we do.

Application instructions:

Application Process
Send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Alex Michel at If there is a good match, we will email you to request a time/date for an in-person interview.

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One response to “Hub: Community Building Interns Wanted

  1. Jonathan Marks

    Hubs are brilliant. Just seen and videoed a visit to the iHub in Nairobi which is nearing completion. They seem to have a similar approach to collaboration.

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