Paid internship - City of Redwood City - Economic Development
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Economic Development Intern
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula
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Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $12.00 - $16.00 Hourly
The City of Redwood City invites you to apply for an internship
opportunity that will be available in the Planning, Housing and Economic
Development (PHED) Department during the Summer, 2010. The department is
seeking an intern to start approximately in June, 2010, depending on
class schedules, and end approximately September, 2010, for a total of
about twelve (12) weeks, with somewhat flexible hours.
The City of Redwood City is a community of just over 75,000 people,
located at the mid-point of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is a
values-driven organization that is known for its great climate and
profound sense of community, and has a reputation as the business and
industrial center of the Peninsula. With the current revitalization of
the downtown area, including the cinema project and other enhancements
within the City, it is an especially exciting time to be a part of this
Duties vary, and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
assist with the conversion of business license data from the Standard
Industrial Code (SIC) to the North American Industrial Classification
System (NAICS). Using the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS), key
Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN’s) to businesss addresses; assist with
development of proposed Downtown Economic Stimulus Plan. The intern may
also be called upon to make presentations to various individuals and
groups. The overall objective is to improve the business license data so
that information about businesses is more readily retrievable in a manner
which allows analyisis for economic development purposes.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have an interest and/or experience in working with computer programs
such as MS Excel, MS Power Point; and GIS, etc.; is reliable; and will
have the ability to work positively with team members or others
encountered in the Economic Development programs.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: computer programs, including MS Excel; MS Power Point, and
GIS; familiarity with the internet.
Ability to: follow either written or oral instructions; present ideas in
a clear and effective manner, both orally and in writing; keep
work-related records and prepare simple reports; use initiative and sound
independent judgment within established guidelines; establish and maintain
effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be current
enrollment in a college degree program or graduation with a degree within
six months prior to beginning employment. A BS or BA in Economics,
Geography, Urban Planning, or Business-related program would be desirable
(or coursework leading to the aforementioned majors). Also, previous work
experience is preferred, but not required.
Interns must be able to work in an office environment; with sustained
posture in a seated position for substantial periods of time.
Applications may be obtained in one of the following ways:
1. Apply online at www.calopps.org, Member City: Redwood City
2. Visit our web site @ www.redwoodcity.org to print the
3. Call our 24-hour Job Hotline at (650) 780-7292. TDD is
available during normal business hours for hearing impaired at: (650)
4. Visit the City of Redwood City Department of Human Resources
(Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City,
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any
phase of the application or selection process should advise the Department
of Human Resources upon submittal of application.
All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion,
relevant education, experience, training and other job related
qualifications. Those most appropriately qualified candidates will be
invited to participate in an interview with the Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Department. If there is an interest, based on your
application and resume, you will be contacted by the Planning, Housing and
Economic Development Department.
The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for
employment at date of hire.
The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Casual positions do not receive benefits.
We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area. The
values that guide us are:
· EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment.
· INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing.
· SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference.
· CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act.
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