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Posted: 08/01/2017

SS United States Conservancy

The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, is dedicated to protecting, revitalizing, and promoting the historic ocean liner SS United States, the largest passenger ship ever built in America and current holder of the transatlantic speed record. "America's Flagship" transported four US presidents, business moguls, movie stars, tourists, and immigrants and is one of the last great super liners from the golden age of trans-Atlantic travel. The SS United States Conservancy purchased the SS United States in February of 2011, and is currently working to secure her future as a mixed-use, stationary development which will include a SS United States museum. The Conservancy is moving full speed ahead on its goals of building its permanent collection of archives, art, and artifacts from the SS United States. Our dedicated staff is always diligently exploring how to best preserve, celebrate, and disseminate the range of items in the Conservancy’s collections through not only various social media platforms but also through unique opportunities with museums, institutions, and other organizations. Guided by a prominent board of directors and advisory council, the Conservancy currently has a small team based in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York. The organization has members hailing from all 50 states and 22 nations worldwide.

Communications and Outreach Intern
Internship Opportunity
Philadelphia, PA

The SS United States Conservancy is currently recruiting for a Communications and Outreach intern.

The Communications and Outreach Intern will support the Conservancys fundraising and viral marketing strategies. The intern will assist in identifying corporate and institutional supporters and sponsors and help generate creative strategies to build our individual and institutional membership base and expand our presence online. The intern will also assist in writing and editing articles for the Conservancys member newsletter and other publications, including feature pieces on the history of the SS United States, Conservancy events and programs, and other topics. The intern will also assist with member correspondence and support, and in handling the Conservancys social media accounts by drafting content, scheduling posts, and engaging with supporters on our digital platforms.

Preferred location: Flexible, with priority given to applicants in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, or New York. An ideal candidate will be able to perform some job duties in a home office setting. 


  • Ability to work effectively in a small office environment or remotely, with a personal computer available for use. The ideal candidate should have a strong self-starter attitude with a keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Drive. Experience with Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign would be advantageous.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Social media skills and savvy are also crucial.
  • Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in marketing, communications, historic preservation, or museum studies.

Commitment:  10-20 hours per week. (This internship can be combined with other part-time work or internship opportunities.) 

Remuneration: This is a paid internship.

Start Date and Duration:  Negotiable.



OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
This position offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal development with practical, hands-on experience and mentoring. The position can be sculpted to some degree based on the interests and abilities of the candidate. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to positions@ssusc.org. Cover letters should mention relevant experience and skills, and indicate how those skills and experiences would advance the Conservancy's mission and work. No phone calls please.

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