City of Tacoma WA Intern - Part Time - Community and Economic Development in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

The City of Tacoma's Economic Development Services Division is seeking to hire a graduate school level part-time intern to provide support to the Project Manager in the area of Marketing, Technology sector recruitment and management of the website. Under staff supervision and training, the Intern will conduct research and analysis about private sector companies that may consider opening locations in Tacoma, prepare written and verbal marketing materials and support the Division by contacting company executives by telephone, letter and email to secure appointments. Administration of the website, responses to web inquiries and the preparation of a quarterly e-newsletter are also included in this assignment. Assistance with planning and implementing special events related to Office Recruitment will be included. The efforts will be conducted from an office location at the Tacoma Municipal Building.

This position offers the selected candidate hands on experience in the fundamentals of economic development recruitment and company site selection practices, marketing and website content management along with the opportunity to provide valuable support to job creation activities for the City. The position will also assist in marketing efforts in preparing print and electronic brochures and packets to be sent to business prospects.

This position will work no more than 1000 hours - 12 to 20 hours per week for 12 months including in office duties during university holidays. The exact schedule will be identified with the selected candidate but will be within the timeframe of Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Educational benefits to be derived by students in this job include: Business analysis, marketing, website management and sales: Strategies for analyzing private sector companies, organizing such information and reporting to City management and executive leadership, preparing and developing tailored information into "elevator speeches" and graphics that provide persuasive means of attracting private sector executives to consider a business location in Tacoma.

Knowledge & Skills

To be considered, candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university OR recently graduated from a graduate program within the past year. Preferred degree programs should be related to business, economic development or urban studies.

Hours and Terms of the position: The hours for this position will be 12 to 20 hours per week for 12 months up to 1000 hours, including in office duties during university holidays. The exact schedule will be negotiated with the selected candidate but will be within the timeframe of Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location and Physical Requirements of the Position: This position requires being able to work at a desk in an office environment and conduct research by computer and telephone. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:*Selection Process & Supplemental Information: * All interested individuals must attach a resume that includes past educational and work experience and a brief cover letter stating why you want to participate in this internship. Include three professional references, which may include references from education professionals.

Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment shall be subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.

Salary: $12.54 - $16.08 Hourly

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: Community & Economic Development

Job Number: 4602-18L

Division: Community & Economic Development

Closing: 9/24/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400