Tiny WPA seeks a highly motivated, reliable and detailed-oriented intern to provide overall programmatic support which includes community improvement & design/build projects, contract fabrication, and Building Hero product fabrication. Ideal candidates should have an enthusiastic interest in design; building; and making Philadelphia a better place to live, work and play.


  • Assisting in preparing for projects (i.e. gathering and organizing tools and materials, etc.)

  • Maintaining inventory of tools and materials

  • Light moving and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Working with West Philadelphia residents on design-build neighborhood improvement projects

  • Assisting with custom contract fabrication and the Building Hero Project Store

  • Updating daily social media accounts


  • Ideal candidate will be familiar with woodworking tools and a laser cutter

  • Familiar with and regularly use of Instagram

  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator

  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • An independent, innovative thinker with a collaborative spirit

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and a portfolio or images of at least four work or project samples to Renee Schacht at with "Tiny WPA Internship" in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. 

Also note, all internships at this time are unpaid.