VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS
Our volunteers represent downtown property and business owners, downtown employees, the Town of Chapel Hill staff and elected officials, University staff and students, downtown residents, and the community-at-large. We are also a court-ordered community service site for both teens and adults; and a service-learning site for high school students. All volunteers willing to give their time to downtown are welcome.
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year with opportunities during the week (day & night) and on the weekends. Contact Meg McGurk at email@example.com or 919-967-9440.
Clean & Green
- Clean & Green volunteers clean up public and private property throughout downtown.
- Duties may include picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, and cleaning public property such as trash receptacles, bus shelters, benches, and street poles. Volunteers have the flexibility to work whenever their schedule allows. We give you the supplies and directions - you hit the streets!
- Great opportunity for groups of volunteers!
- Assist the CHDP during special events such as Locally Grown summer concerts & movies, holiday events in November and December, and much more throughout the year.
- Duties include flyering, crowd control, ticket-taking, planning, coordinating with event participants, and other logistical work.
- We need pictures of downtown during special events, UNC football games, street fairs, concerts, and parades.
- Photographers are also needed to just spend the day or night downtown and take pictures of life on Franklin Street!
- Click here for volunteer photography guidelines.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership accepts interns that are interested in working on projects that will help revitalize the downtown district. Projects may be catered to a variety of interests including but not limited to: economic development, marketing & communications, panhandling & homelessness, parking, architectural design, historic preservation, journalism, special events coordination and governmental affairs.
We are open to working with anyone that has an interest and desire to make downtown a better place.
Please send resumes to Meg McGurk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should be INTERNSHIP.
Current Opportunities (Posted 9/19/12):
BLOGGER: Intern will help with a variety of projects – researching ideas, writing original blog content, and lots of brainstorming! Intern should be marketing, communications, or journalism major; posses great writing skills, have blog writing and social media experience. Most importantly - intern must be passionately enthusiastic about downtown Chapel Hill and open to exploring new businesses and meeting people. Intern must be comfortable with public speaking and representing our agency in the public realm. Must be knowledgeable of the Chapel Hill community; especially downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Internship is not office based, must be very self-motivated and self-directed. (CHDP blog) Please send writing samples and cover letter.
MARKETING INTERN for Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. Intern will research, create database, and apply for national community awards and designations. Through research intern will assist with compiling marketing data on downtown. Intern should be marketing, communications, or journalism major; possess great writing skills, have blog writing and social media experience. Must be knowledgeable of the Chapel Hill community; especially downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Internship is not office based, must be very self-motivated and self-directed. Please send resume and cover letter.
2nd FRIDAY ART WALK: Intern will assist the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership with coordinating monthly Art Walk. Duties will include researching and creating guide for the venues based on national best practices, writing blog entries/ press releases, creating email marketing template for monthly distribution, updating website content and databases, developing program for restaurant participation, and photographing events. Intern must be comfortable with public speaking and representing our agency in the public realm. Must have knowledge of the Chapel Hill community, especially downtown. Internship is not office-based, intern must be very self-motivated and self-directed.
LOCALLY GROWN SUMMER CONCERT & MOVIE SERIES: Intern will assist the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Town of Chapel Hill with a series summer concerts and movies on the Wallace Plaza. Intern must be comfortable with public speaking and representing our agency in the public realm. Must have knowledge of the Chapel Hill community; especially downtown. Internship is not office based, must be very self-motivated and self-directed. Intern must be available on Thursday evenings for the events – end of June to August. Intern will assist with marketing (flyer/poster distribution, online postings, blog entries); event coordination(checking ID's, putting on wrist bands, changing out kegs, setup/cleanup, running the popcorn machine, assisting with kids activities & programming like trivia/costume contests/dance parties, photography); volunteer coordination; and business engagement (work with 10 to 12 restaurants that participate in the Dinner & A Movie promotion).