POSITION SUMMARY This position is for a duration of up to 150 hours. Intern is expected to work approximately 10-15 hours per week.
Provides a career development opportunity to gain quality experience working in local government, while making a direct impact in the community. This unpaid position typically works closely with the Assistant Town Manager, Management Intern, shadows the Town Manager, and participates in Town Manager's Office and departmental projects.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Research, compile and analyze information pertaining to emerging issues.
- Track, analyze and report on projects as assigned, including legislative issues. May recommend approaches for problem resolution based on analysis.
- Participate in strategic and operational planning efforts.
- Assist with economic development efforts which may include business retention and expansion, business attraction and project management - may work with brokers and developers, while also preparing communications associated with commercial, industrial or retail projects.
- Perform administrative work involving research, problem and dispute resolution, program or project management, statistical analyses, and preparation of reports and presentations.
- Knowledge of public administration and management.
- Ability to perform general, algebraic or statistical math calculations.
- Ability to write memoranda, correspondence, reports and produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town staff.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Skill in obtaining useful data and running statistical analyses.
- Skill in interpreting and organizing multiple sources of data or information.
- Skill in the exercise of initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
- Skill in making recommendations regarding policy development and implementation.
- Skill in the efficient use of Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Public Management and Policy, Business Administration or a closely related field.
- Desire to participate in local government management.
- Work is performed primarily in an indoor environment.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous