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Internship: Project Research Intern

Date posted: 07/18/12
Contact Dennis J. Conaghan-Executive Director
Employer Name: SFCED-SF Center for Economic Development
Supervision/Evaluation: Manager, Intern Program oversees Intern assignments and evaluation. Business Development Coordinator assists with access to research resources.
Duration: 3 months
Deadline: none
Field: Business Services
Hours: Flexible Dates
Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students

The San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED) offers semester and year-round internships for graduate and undergraduate students in economic development, business administration, public administration, political science, and urban studies.

SFCED, an affiliate of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, works collaboratively with the city and county of San Francisco and other like-minded organizations to promote a thriving economic climate by attracting and retaining businesses in San Francisco and promoting a business friendly environment. SFCED is currently focused on the Biotech, Digital Media and Cleantech industry sectors.

Interns gain practical work experience, contribute to reports, case studies, and presentations on economic development issues and trends, and receive a rare and invaluable education about the San Francisco business sector with plentiful opportunities for networking while learning about San Francisco's economy and trends.

Skills & Abilities:

Applicants should have:

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with research and reporting methods
  • General knowledge of economic development programs and issues
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects
  • Comfortable in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint

Internship dates are flexible with 3 rounds used as a guideline: Summer Fall Winter June – August September – December January - May Application due May 1 Application due Aug 1 Application due Dec 1

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