Philly-area students: be our Spring intern!

We're hiring an intern!

We’re looking for an intern to join our team for the Spring 2019 semester. This internship is open to juniors and seniors studying in a public relations, communications, or a related major at a college or university in the greater Philadelphia area.

Our agency serves a diverse client base with media relations, content development, crisis communications and social media management and consulting. Because we are a boutique agency, you are guaranteed hands-on experience in any or all of these areas.

We ask for a commitment of approximately 15 hours a week. Start and end dates are flexible, depending on the intern’s school schedule. This is a paid internship.

Desired Skills

  • A strong interest in pursuing a career in public relations or communications.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including knowledge of English grammar, a strong writing style and a willingness to write in a number of different styles and formats.
  • Research skills, including the ability to differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources online.
  • A major in public relations, communications, journalism, English, or a related discipline.
  • Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and communicating professionally via email.
  • Knowledge of AP style preferred but not required.
  • A working proficiency in the Mac operating system and the Microsoft Office suite.


All of the interns’ responsibilities are supervised, and you will work closely with a few members of our team. Our focus is on helping you build the skills you need to function as a communications professional.

The public relations intern will:

  • Learn about media outreach by researching publications, generating media lists and drafting press releases.
  • Develop professional writing skills by assisting with short written pieces such as blog posts.
  • Assist with social media content curation and development.
  • Research clients or other topics to support ongoing projects.
  • Make phone calls, as related to other learning experiences.
  • Attend client meetings, presentations or events, as related to other learning experiences.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Both cover letter and resume are required.


Insurance Society of Philadelphia announces new leadership

Dianne Salter, Beth Graber Selected to Lead 114-Year-Old Non-Profit

The Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISOP) today welcomes two new leaders: Dianne Salter who will assume the role of chair of ISOP’s Board of Directors on July 1, and Beth Graber who assumes the role of ISOP executive director effective immediately.

Salter takes the helm of ISOP as chair with more than 25 years of insurance industry experience, including her current role as executive vice president of Corporate Insurance Services for Thomas Jefferson University, Main Line Health and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.  She also serves as President of Mountain Laurel Risk Retention Group and Five Pointe Professional Liability Insurance Company. Previously she was executive vice president, Insurance Operations for Jefferson Health System from 2002 through 2014 and also spent 17 years providing brokerage, risk management consulting and account management services to large healthcare clients in her role as managing director of Marsh USA Inc. She is a former board chair for the Vermont Captive Insurance Association and a current board member of both the St. Joseph University Academy of Risk and Insurance and ISOP.  Salter earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA in finance from La Salle University.

Graber joins ISOP after three years of progressively senior-level risk management roles at Keystone Foods, most recently as the $2.5 billion global food supplier’s director of Corporate Insurance and Risk Management. Previously, Graber spent 20 years in claim management for a handful of organizations, most notably Chubb. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her MBA in business and marketing from Villanova University.

The outgoing ISOP board chair and current managing partner of Willis North America in Philadelphia, John Sherlock, said the new ISOP leadership duo will bring fresh energy and new opportunities to the 114-year-old association.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of serving on the ISOP board with Dianne [Salter] and I have the utmost confidence in her leadership and vision,” said Sherlock.  He added that ISOP’s executive committee engaged in an extensive examination of ISOP’s strategic objectives to ensure the continuity and relevancy of the organization before tasking Salter and Graber with leadership roles.

“We’ve had extensive meetings, productive discussions and selected Beth [Graber] who brings both the organizational aptitude and appropriate industry insight needed to take ISOP into the future” said Sherlock. “Putting two well-qualified, energetic and ambitious leaders like Dianne and Beth at the helm of ISOP is good for our members and bodes well for the continued leadership, strength and growth of our organization.”

Both Salter and Graber have already begun developing a number of programs and initiatives they will introduce to the ISOP board immediately following Salter’s official installation as board chair. Meanwhile, the new executive director is organizing her staff at ISOP’s new headquarters in King of Prussia and preparing new series of highly focused workshops and forums on a range of topical issues such as climate change, emerging risks and workers’ compensation.

Salter, Graber and their team will also focus on prioritizing expansion of membership and programs for the NextGen group within ISOP for young professionals. And while the leadership team is new, ISOP’s continuing commitment to professional development and education of all insurance professionals within southeastern Pa., southern N.J. and DE remains central to its mission.