Internships

Internships on this site are posted for three months or until the posted deadline. There is no cost to members.   To submit an internship ad, email the description to [email protected] and place "internship ad"  in the subject field.

Posting requirements:  Ads shall be submitted in word, and contain no more than 250 words.  We are happy to add links and/ or one pdf attachment.

 


CEDAM’s AmeriCorps

Looking to make an impact and gain hands-on nonprofit experience? CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members directly impact communities across Michigan to build capacity for nonprofit organizations and help alleviate poverty. In exchange, members receive more than $25,000 in benefits and countless professional development opportunities. CEDAM is seeking 25 AmeriCorps members who will serve at nonprofit organizations statewide! Details here.

Posted May 19, 2022

 


Planning and Policy Internship

Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development

Washtenaw County has a successful track record of effective community development projects in brownfield redevelopment, affordable housing and the Reimagine Washtenaw initiative. We are currently looking for master’s planning students to assist with projects in these areas for the Summer/Fall/Winter 2022/2023 school year. The OCED Department is still working remotely, but we anticipate the County will officially begin limited/flexible office hours starting this summer.

Intern Duties:
Projects can include research and support for Affordable Housing efforts outlined in the County’s Housing Affordability and Economic Opportunity report, updating Neighborhood Profiles in the 2017 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan, assisting with data collection related to the development of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, supporting staff in the upcoming MDOT Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) engineering and multi-modal study of Washtenaw Avenue, to kick off this summer, including attending steering committee and stakeholder meetings, research, coordination with the public and business and property owners along Washtenaw, and general support for planning process. Duties will also include involvement and support of the County’s Brownfield Redevelopment program, attending meetings, doing analysis and research, and updating maps and program website.

Desired Skills/Abilities:
The successful candidate will exhibit independent work skills, as the position will likely be remote with infrequent in-person oversight. In addition, strong research skills, competency to perform field work, and/or the ability to write a succinct narrative. Other desirable skills include reliability, flexibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to collaborate. A background in urban planning, economic development, community development, public policy, public administration or related field is required. Marketing, GIS, and graphic design experience and/or past work in community-based agencies are also desirable.

Compensation:
Hourly rate is $13/hour for approximately 15-20 hours a week.

Apply:
Applicants are invited to submit a brief cover letter and resume via email to: Nathan Voight, Economic Development Specialist, [email protected]. Cover letters and Resumes due by close of business on June 3rd. Candidate review will commence on June 3rd, 2022. No phone calls, please.


 

Community and Economic Development / DDA Internship

City of Hamtramck

The City of Hamtramck has an opening for a part-time Community and Economic Development (CED)/Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Intern.  This position is part of the Community and Economic Development Department in City Hall at 3401 Evaline Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.

Job Description Summary:

Under the general direction of the CED/DDA Manager, the CED/DDA Intern will work on a wide variety of projects that are structured around three core areas: (1) Business support and economic development, (2) community outreach and events, and (3) planning and zoning services. The applicant will assist with social media, graphic design, special events, planning and zoning, the residential lot sale, grants, and green/sustainability initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong interest in several of the following key areas: downtown development, economic development, parks, community health, community engagement, infill development, housing, art and design, and green/sustainability initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special events within the City of Hamtramck, including annual festivals
  •  Assist with new developments and infill projects – including, but not limited to, the City of Hamtramck Residential Lot Sale
  • Assist with green & sustainability initiatives, including tree plantings and rain garden initiatives
  • Implement the social media and communications plan for the DDA and the Community and Economic Development Department
  • Assist with grant implementation and related record-keeping
  • Provide timely, accurate and helpful customer service to community members and business owners
  • Research and read best practice documents, as well as existing strategic plans in the City of Hamtramck (Tree Planting Guide, 2020 Master Plan, Hamtramck Parks and Recreation Plan); incorporate best practices into current projects
  • Attend occasional board and or commission meetings at City Hall (up to two evenings per month)
  • Expand and manage the Resident Ambassador Partnership program
  •  Assist with the day-to-day operations of the department and perform other duties as needed in order to support the CED/DDA team

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in urban planning, communications, graphic design, public relations, public policy, or related area of study required. 

Pay Rate:

  • $17.00 per hour
  •  Normal schedule will be 3 days a week (24 hours), up to 29 hours per week as needed.
  • Flexible scheduling

Application Process:

Download application at https://hamtramck.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Hamtramck-Application-Final-05072021.docx.  Return completed application and resume by email to [email protected].  Position open until filled.

Posted April 1, 2022