engagement and marketing intern

Location: Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

This role will operate primarily out of Scout’s office at Bok with some remote work possible

Stipend: $3,000 (paid in monthly payments of $1,000)
Duration: 3 months (mid-May through mid-August)
Educational Credits: Scout will also complete & sign off on college internship

BOK is a creative hub in South Philadelphia providing affordable workspace to artists,
entrepreneurs, nonprofits and many other business types. Today the 340,000 square foot
building is filled with over 200 businesses, makers, creatives, and community services and
draws over 250,000 visitors annually for events, programming, and food offerings within the
building. The scale of the building means there is the ability to accommodate a wide variety of
users in spaces ranging from 200 square feet to 25,000 square feet. BOK has many types of
businesses — ranging from non-profits, bakeries and test kitchens, architects and lawyers,
designers and photographers, artists and craftsmen and women, musicians, a hair salon, a pre-
school, and a community health clinic. To learn more about Bok here.


Scout is the urban design and development practice leading the redevelopment of the iconic
Bok building in South Philadelphia. At our core we are urbanists that believe that atypical
spaces require atypical approaches. We examine the pre-existing constraints and use these as
the framing for new possibilities to emerge in resourceful, creative, and unexpected ways. With
a mix of expertise - from design and planning to project management and community
engagement — we are interested in non-traditional development and bringing old buildings back
to life.

Scout is seeking a full-time summer intern that will focus on engaging with the tenant community at Bok in South Philadelphia and facilitating marketing efforts, including coordinating press and cross-promotional opportunities. The ideal candidate is pursuing or holds an undergraduate degree in communications, urban studies/urban planning, graphic design and/or business administration. Successful candidates will have a relevant background, applicable skills and enthusiasm for Scout’s work.


  • Liaise with Scout staff, interview tenants and coordinate with photographers to develop content, draft and lay out the summer edition of Bok’s printed quarterly newspaper

  • Assist the leasing and operations team with the tenant appreciation program

  • Plan and facilitate events to nurture our tenant community, including a weekly outdoor “lunch & learn” event

  • Take inventory of tenant features across all social media and marketing platforms

  • Archive and display printed press features about Bok and Bok tenants

  • Provide general administrative support across workstreams



  • A self motivated and proactive individual who’s able to work independently and manage time

  • Precise approach to work and an eye for detail

  • Must be comfortable carrying out administrative tasks

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly writing and copyediting

  • Graphic design and photography experience a plus!

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Squarespace

  • Must enjoy being hands on and be comfortable with in-person work (to learn more about COVID safety procedures at Bok, please refer to


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the intention of filling the position by mid-May 2021. Please send your cover letter and resume with “Bok Engagement & Marketing
” in the subject line to

As a company and community, scout embraces and celebrates diverse cultures, perspectives, backgrounds, and opinions. Scout is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, gender, religion, physical ability, age, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.