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Economic Development Technical Intern Summer 2020

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) seeks an enthusiastic student to assist with IEDC’s ongoing economic development projects starting in July (dates flexible). The work schedule will require a minimum of 20 hours per week Monday through Friday. We are currently working remotely IEDC is flexible and willing to work around school schedules. A small stipend is available.

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.
 Economic research.
 Drafting reports, surveys, articles, case studies, and PowerPoint presentations.
 Writing blog articles.
 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 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 with the title: Summer Internship. Only applicants who are offered interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.