The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) seeks an enthusiastic student to assist with IEDC’s ongoing economic development projects. The work schedule will require a minimum of 20 hours per week Monday through Friday. IEDC is flexible and willing to work around school schedules.
Primary duties of the Intern will include but may not be limited to:
Conducting a literature review and other necessary research.
Helping to identify successful examples and case studies.
Interviewing experts for research projects.
Drafting reports, surveys, articles, case studies, and PowerPoint presentations.
Participating in team meetings and supporting IEDC with various ongoing projects.
Candidates should possess the following skills and qualifications.
Outstanding research skills
Superior writing ability
Project and time management
Ability to work as a member of a team
Attention to detail and accuracy
Interest/experience in the U.S. economic development profession preferred
Computer skills: Microsoft Office. The intern may also use survey and/or webinar software during this assignment (training will be provided as necessary).
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in planning, economic development, public policy, public administration, business administration, or related field.
How to Apply
Applications should include a cover letter, current resume with relevant employment and education background, and a writing sample. Writing samples can be previously written term papers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is chosen. Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: Fall Internship. Only applicants who are offered interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedconline.org and www.RestoreYourEconomy.org