Northeast Region Program Intern

Position Title

Northeast Program Coordinator

Position Type

Internship (Unpaid)

Reporting to

Northeast Program Manager


601 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA


Position Summary

The TMF Program Associate (PA) will support the daily operations associated with TMF’s youth character development program (“Character Does Matter” or CDM), Veteran Transition Workshops and regional service projects within the Northeast Region. The PA will build relationships with the schools, teachers, coaches, and students who participate in the CDM program. The PA will also coordinate events (school presentations, service projects, and Veteran Transition Workshops) that help connect our Veteran and civilian communities in positive ways. The Program Coordinator will provide the Program Manager all required logistical and administrative support.

Through CDM, the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) connects the heroes of today—veterans, active duty personnel, and families of the fallen—with students, the leaders of tomorrow.

Working with schools, teams and organizations throughout the country, Veterans volunteer as Travis Manion Foundation Ambassadors. Ambassadors inspire youth character development through speaking engagements, youth mentorship, and service learning.

Veterans also receive personal and professional development through TMF’s Veteran Transition Workshops.

This position operates from Travis Manion Foundation’s Philadelphia office and will consist of 15 hours per week total for the 15 week semester. 10 hours per week will be in the Philadelphia office, and approximately 5 hours per week will be facilitating programs run by Ambassadors at schools and youth groups in/around Philadelphia. Internship hours are flexible based on class and work schedules, and will be decided upon at the start of the internship.


About the Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..."

Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.


Program Coordination

  • Plans and organizes logistics for all program-related events, including but not limited to: speaking engagements, training seminars, informational sessions, service projects, etc
  • Coordinates with communications, marketing, and media team to share content about program impact through social media, videos, flyers, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a diverse bank of stories for TMF Ambassadors to use in program delivery to students
  • Works closely with the Program Manager to develop, execute, and assess a local strategy for best delivering TMF programs
  • Solicit feedback from program constituents and stakeholders to improve operations


Community Outreach

  • Maintains correspondence with individual students participating in CDM locally and supports them in their community projects
  • Engages with new individuals to introduce the program and garner interest and support for it; this includes teachers, administrators, community partners, other charitable organizations, youth groups, etc.



  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in human services, education, communications, or a related field with a strong interest in non-profit management, communications or related area
  • Must be receiving college credit for this internship from home institution, TMF can work with you to draft an internship plan that meets your programs criteria for internship credit
  • Some knowledge of Veteran Service Organizations and a strong desire to work in the community
  • Connection to and basic understanding of the military and veteran community preferred
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to work autonomously
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational and customer service-skills; must be self-reliant and initiative-driven, while still being an effective and collaborative team member
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator with exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Energetic, flexible, and proactive with dedication to the mission of the Travis Manion Foundation and a passion for service and community development



This internship is unpaid, but an internship stipend is available. Some expenses will be covered as part of this internship, and most semester interns are able to travel to either NYC or Washington DC for TMF programming for a day or two, with all costs covered by TMF.


Application Procedure

Qualified candidates for this position should submit a resume, three references in document, and a cover letter as three separate PDF documents describing his or her background as relates to this position.

 The point of contact is Charlie Elison, Northeast Program Manager, at

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