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  • Attention Business Owners

    • Not sure how to utilize business social media accounts to your benefit?

    • Want to manage your digital presence in-house?

    • Would you like to expand your sales and services through an online presence?

    • Optional feature:  Do you need help building or updating your business website?


    With the ever-changing landscape of digital media, navigating social media and website management can be daunting and time-consuming, especially for small businesses. Balancing the demands of running a business with establishing a  strong digital presence adds another layer of challenge. Recognizing this struggle, the BDC took action by launching the Berwyn Internship For Small Businesses program in Spring 2022.

    With an annual investment of $50,000, the BDC partnered with Dominican University to create a newly improved program aimed at tackling this business issue. If you are a Berwyn Business looking to expand your business model through an online presence, this internship is for you.

    Business Responsibilities:

    • Detailed understanding of changes and updates your website and social channels need.
    • Weekly one hour meetings with intern.
    • Open line of communication with your intern throughout the entirety of the internship.
    • Biweekly meetings with a BDC staff member to discuss progress of internship.
    • Dedicate 30-60 minutes per week to gathering requested information for your intern, ensuring timely and efficient updates.

    By the end of this internship, you will have:

    • A digital marketing calendar.
    • Training to run your business website, marketing, and social media campaign in-house.
    • Optional fully functioning WIX website with $325 going towards your WIX subscription.


  • This program is FREE to BDC members. 

    For more information, contact Kierra Turpin at kierrat@berwyn.net or call (708) 749-6558

  • Attention Dominican University Students

    • Would you like to help a local business and gain real world working experience?

    • Want to build your skills for your resume?

    • Would you like to receive tuition assistance?

    We are looking for highly motivated and business savvy students that are eager to get real world job experience by assisting local businesses to create a digital footprint.  You will work closely with business owners and faculty to research, design and implement a digital marketing plan, including a web presence and social media platforms.

    Intern Responsibilities:

    • Meet with clients to understand specific business needs.
    • Create a web page using a site template.
    • Create and implement a social media marketing plan. 
    • Communicate with the business and faculty members overseeing the project on a regular basis.
    • Educate the business owner on how to continue using these tools for their business.

    By the end of this internship, you will have:

    • Experience directly collaborating with a business.
    • Platform analysis and consulting experience.
    • Strengthening both hard and soft skills to build your resume.
    • Tuition assistance.


    Students who successfully complete the program will receive $1,800 to go towards their Dominican University tuition.  

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