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Economic Development Graduate Intern

Job Description
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is looking to bring on a part-time graduate student intern. The intern will be responsible for conducting research on economic and policy issues that support the team working on foundation and government grants for IEDC, the nation's leading trade organization of local economic developers. 

The intern will work in a wide range of economic development subject matters. Topics include disaster/economic and COVID-19 recovery; equitable economic development; strategic planning; diversity, equity and inclusion and small business and entrepreneurship support. This job relates to economic development in the U.S. principally, not international economic development.

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • Support leadership or other practice members with information required for research reports, publications, technical assistance, proposals and other projects.
  • Assemble presentations relevant to current economic development issues for contracts and for general IEDC presentations,
  • Perform some program, budget and logistical support as needed and as required of the KMD practice or organization.
  • Write articles and producing story ideas for newsletters and periodicals as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Graduate students majoring in economics, public policy, urban planning, political science, finance, sociology and/or business are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in research and analysis.
  • Ability to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Ability to develop and maintain complex schedules.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Please note that we will conduct interviews and hiring on a rolling basis.

**We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.**