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Public Programming Internship at SPUR San Jose

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  • Dayana Salazar
    *PUBLIC PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIP AT SPUR SAN JOSE* Hours per week: 20 hours/week Commitment: 3-6 months Reports to: Public Programming Manager and SPUR San Jose
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27 8:48 AM
      *PUBLIC PROGRAMMING INTERNSHIP AT SPUR SAN JOSE*

      Hours per week: 20 hours/week

      Commitment: 3-6 months

      Reports to: Public Programming Manager and SPUR San Jose Director

      * *

      *ABOUT SPUR*

      SPUR is one of North America�s preeminent urban planning and public policy
      organizations. Through research, advocacy and public education, SPUR
      promotes good planning and good government. SPUR is a member-supported
      nonprofit organization. SPUR San Jose, launched in January, will increase
      the breadth of policy and research efforts, marking an organizational shift
      from San Francisco-based to regional topics.

      * *

      *GENERAL SUMMARY*

      SPUR is seeking a Public Programming Intern to work closely with the Public
      Programming Manager and SPUR�s San Jose Director in overseeing forums,
      walking tours and exhibitions. The Public Programming Intern will play a
      pivotal role in establishing SPUR�s presence in San Jose. This position
      will require a flexible candidate comfortable in performing a multitude of
      tasks. This intern will be expected to engage with SPUR board members,
      policy staff, and guest lecturers. Internships at SPUR are unpaid; however,
      interns will enjoy SPUR membership benefits, including free admission to
      all forums and tours, and a one-year subscription to SPUR�s monthly
      publication, *The Urbanist*.



      * *

      *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*

      � Manage SPUR San Jose�s forums, walking tours and exhibitions

      � Coordinate logistics and communicate with speakers, hosts and members at
      events

      � Serve as a liaison to like-minded organizations

      � Assist in researching and brainstorming quarterly public programs

      � Represent SPUR San Jose at events

      � Assist in production of quarterly calendar

      � Manage online events calendar and publicize programs through SPUR San
      Jose�s social media channels

      � Maintain exhibitions, including coordination of installation and
      de-installation

      � Work with policy staff members as needed



      *PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES*

      � Interest in cities, public policy and urban issues

      � Strong written and oral communication skills

      � Attention to detail

      � Friendly and social

      � Flexible and adaptable leader

      � A/V knowledge and ability to learn on-the-spot

      � Familiarity with Word, Excel, HTML and Mac operating system

      � Volunteer management or other supervision experience preferred



      *CONTACT*

      To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Will Heywood, Research &
      Volunteer Coordinator, with the job title in the subject line, at
      internship@....

      Front Desk Ambassador
      SPUR :: San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association
      415.781.8726 x111
      415.781.7291 f
      info@...

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      spur.org/discover


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