Housing and Community Development - College Intern
The City of Gilroy is recruiting a college intern to work in the Housing and Community Development Section of the Community Development Department. The intern will participate and work with the Housing and Community Development staff on a variety of tasks.
Salary: This is a non-paid volunteer position with no benefits.
Deadline to Apply: The first review of applications is May 31, 2013 and this position will be open until filled.
Length of Internship: June 1 August 31, 2013; internship may be extended to September 30, 2013 depending upon needs of the city.
Work Schedule: Applicant must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week through July 31 (and 8 hours per week after that) between the hours of Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
To apply for this Bachelor's degree program internship, applicants must be one of the following:
A current college student in their Junior (60-90 semester units) or Senior (90-120 semester units) year of a four-year degree program in a related field of study.
A college graduate who has obtained a Bachelor's degree, (within the last year) in a related field of study.
Ideally, a student of planning, urban studies, public administration, economic development, sociology or other similar majors would be an appropriate fit for this particular internship.
Specific work tasks include, but are not limited to, the following;
Assist in the development of various data and background information necessary for an update to the Gilroy Neighborhhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS), including, demographic and economic data, and tracking of measurable accomplishments in regard to the strategy.
Conduct field and office work to prepare data for use by the Housing and Community Development section, including:
Researching and reporting on accomplishments of the past NRSA period benchmarks
Includes making contact with appropriate sources such as employment development agencies and service providers to low income residents.
Assistance with meetings with community stakeholders
Assistance with creation of benchmarks for the upcoming NRS period
Assist with research in the development of the Housing and Urban development required Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
Other related tasks as assigned.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Very strong computer skills are required; ideally, candidates will be experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel software applications.
Experience with federal grants, in particular the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant, is highly desirable
Experience with extracting and analyzing Census data
Oral and written Spanish fluency is a plus
A quick learner who is energetic and organized to successfully perform both field and office work as described below.