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Project Management Internship


Community Brands is a software company that helps organizations achieve social good. Through our technology, we help more than 100,000 associations, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, and partners grow stronger and achieve their missions. Like our clients, our nearly 2,000 employees strive to improve the world in which they live, and we believe that technology plays an important role in that. We are techies and volunteers who dream big and are motivated by more than just a cool job (though that’s a great perk we offer too). The Community Brands culture is one where employees can pursue this passion as part of their profession, and we’re looking for great employees to join us!

Community Brands Project Team is seeking a summer Project Manager Intern and the ideal candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:


  • Support program management in the planning and execution of cross-functional projects
  • Support program management in tracking open issues and risks
  • Document, and manage key project risks, supporting program management in proposing appropriate mitigation and contingency plans
  • Communicate with management on program and project status, milestones, successes, and risks.
  • Facilitate planning sessions and support plan development
  • Analyze business problems, propose solutions, and help to implement the solution
  • Attend and facilitate meetings, take notes, and send follow up action plan
  • Analyze current business processes, propose solutions, and build To-Be processes
  • Facilitate and lead interdepartmental and cross-functionality teams to drive plan, metrics, and execution


  • Studying for BA/BS or master’s in computer science, Business or studying for MBA preferred.
  • Knowledge of business process diagram, development, and improvement
  • Experience with both waterfall and agile methodologies a plus.
  • Your passion is “getting stuff done” and your mind revolves around tasks, timelines, dependencies, project plans, and backlogs. Your attention to detail and maniacal drive to deliver on time and above expectations is noticed by all
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel. MS Project experience a plus
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels demonstrating tact, diplomacy, discretion, and maturity
  • The ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining an eye for detail

This is an incredible opportunity for someone pursuing their MBA to get an immersive experience to add to their resume. We are a rapidly growing company with a fast-paced environment using cutting-edge technology to deliver new innovative products and features on a state of the art platform.


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999 Oakmont Plaza, Westmont, IL 60559

An Insider's view of GiveSmart by Community Brands

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at Community Brands is a priority for productivity! While teams that work off hours (tech support and event staff) have balance time to make up for the evenings and weekends, time management and blocking off time for yourself is a must.



How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-department meeting and collaboration is SO important to us because we all come to work with a common goal. We have strategy meetings at a high level, but also have open communication through our internal chat channels where teams bounce ideas off each other. Video chat is a must with our other offices!


Director, Client Services

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful team members are those who proactively find areas where we can help our clients succeed in their goals, and those who have the willingness to adapt positively to the ever-changing world, are those that in turn reach and exceed their goals.


Senior Account Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The software team at Community Brands does not believe in being shackled to our computers. We all regularly work events to get firsthand experience of our product in action. This informs our work in every way, from tiny enhancements that improve the donor experience, to big initiatives that deliver innovative solutions to our clients.


Principal Software Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Community Brands taught me that not all 9-5 jobs have to be boring! The office vibe is overall relaxed and collaborative. Different teams constantly interact with one another to work on a variety of projects which makes the environment fun, but still professional!


Associate Software Developer

What are GiveSmart by Community Brands Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee discount program & specials events
Free snacks & drinks
Monthly happy hour celebrations
Fun, collaborative culture
Community involvement activities

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