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Summer Internship - International Economic Development Council, Washington DC

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      http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Job_Center_StudentsIEDC Internships


      IEDC offers an extensive internship program for graduate and undergraduate
      students for summer, fall and spring semesters. Our internships are
      organized into two different categories: technical and
      communications/marketing.


      *Technical internships* are available to students in economic development,
      city and regional planning, public administration and public policy
      programs. Working on varied research-related projects, interns:

      - Gain practical work experience
      - Become familiar with a variety of economic development programs and
      issues
      - Have the opportunity to publish their work
      - Contribute to technical assistance projects for communities throughout
      the U.S.
      - Prepare reports, case studies, and presentations on economic
      development issues and trends

      Applicants should have:

      - Excellent writing and organizational skills
      - Ability to work independently
      - Familiarity with research and reporting methods
      - General knowledge and interest in economic development programs and
      issues
      - Willingness to work in team environment
      - Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects


      *Communications/Marketing internships* are available to undergraduate
      students studying marketing, communications, journalism, program
      management, or event planning. Marketing interns support the Marketing and
      Member Services department through:

      - Marketing IEDC conferences, courses and other services. This includes
      Web 2.0 marketing strategies, including LinkedIn and Facebook.
      - Media relations
      - Preparation and event planning for various IEDC events
      - Sponsorship and exhibitor sales
      - Membership retention and recruitment programs
      - Job center and bookstore

      Interns also have the opportunity to learn about economic development
      through interactions with experts, board members and staff during brown bag
      lunches organized during the summer. An intern and staff outing is also
      organized towards the end of the summer where interns are invited to
      participate.

      Summer internships are full-time positions and require a minimum commitment
      of ten weeks. Fall and spring internship positions can be either full or
      part time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week.

      Graduate student internships are paid positions. Undergraduate interns are
      not paid. Academic credit can be arranged, but must be set up by the
      student. Recent graduates and doctoral students are considered. All
      internships take place in Washington, DC. IEDC does not reimburse interns
      for travel and/or relocation costs.

      Application Requirements:

      - One-page cover letter stating interest (clearly state whether you are
      applying for technical or marketing positions) and availability
      - Detailed resume, with recommendation letters (if available)
      - Brief writing sample, no longer than 6-pages. This can be an academic
      paper from a school project or other writing regarding relevant development
      issues. It is not required that the paper is related to economic
      development.
      - Recommendation letters and transcripts are optional.

      Email all above attachments to intern@....

      *Application Deadlines:*

      Summer Internships: February 15
      Fall Internships: Open until filled
      Spring Internships: November 15

      IEDC will review applications as they arrive and schedule phone interviews
      when appropriate. *ONLY candidates selected for an interview will be
      contacted.*


      *Important Note:* The IEDC internships are highly competitive. In order for
      your application to be considered, please make sure that you submit ALL
      required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Also,
      we are unable to provide status updates on individual applications, due to
      the large number of applications we receive. *No phone calls please.* If
      you have questions, please email inquiries tointern@....

      --
      *Jason Su*
      Master of Urban Planning Candidate, 2013
      *San Jose State University*
      *sujason25@...
      *

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