International Economic Development Council is now accepting applications for an extensive internship program for graduate and undergraduate students for summer, fall and spring semesters. Internships are organized into four different categories: economic development technical, public policy, member services, and communications/marketing. International students are eligible to apply for this internship program. Interns must have excellent writing and organizational skills.
Field of Internship: Internships are organized into four different categories: economic development technical, public policy, member services, and communications/marketing.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: International Economic Development Council
Internship can be taken in the USA (Washington, DC)
Eligibility: Economic Development Technical internships
Applicants should have:
• Excellent writing and organizational skills
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
• Familiarity with research and reporting methods
• General knowledge and interest in economic development programs and issues
• Flexibility and desire to work on varying projects
Communications/Marketing internships are available to undergraduate students studying marketing, communications, journalism, or program management. Marketing interns support the Marketing and Member Services department through:
• Marketing IEDC conferences, courses, and other services. This includes digital marketing strategies, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
• Media relations
• Preparation and coverage of various IEDC events
• Sponsorship and exhibitor sales
• Membership retention and recruitment programs
• Job center and bookstore
Member Services internships
Member Services internships are available to undergraduate students studying management, marketing, communications, education and information technology. This internship is ideal for students interested in learning about association management, data management and the work of organizations with an educational mission. Working on various projects, interns:
- Gain practical work experience
• Become familiar with association management
• Learn customer database and lead generation systems
• Prepare research on customer needs and future trends in association activities
• Participate in membership retention and recruitment programs
• Learn about professional certification programs
Public Policy Internships
Applicants should have:
- Excellent writing and analytical abilities
- Familiarity with research and reporting methods
- Ability to effectively communicate through a variety of channels and with multiple audiences
- Knowledge and interests in U.S. government, both Congress, and the federal government
Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship program.
Is this paid internship? There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students. Recent graduates and doctoral students are considered as well. Academic credit can be arranged and must be set up by the student. All internships take place in Washington, DC. IEDC does not reimburse interns for travel and/or relocation costs.
Internship Description: IEDC offers an extensive internship program for graduate and undergraduate students for summer, fall and spring semesters. Our internships are organized into four different categories: economic development technical, public policy, member services, and communications/marketing.
A number of awards offered: There is a limited number of paid positions for graduate students.
Internship Duration: IEDC Summer internships are full-time positions and require a minimum commitment of ten weeks. Fall and spring internship positions can be either full or part-time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: If you feel that IEDC is a good fit for your professional goals, please email the following application package to intern-at-iedconline.org
- One-page cover letter stating interest and availability. (Clearly, state the internship you are applying for)
- Detailed resume.
- Brief writing sample, no longer than 6-pages. This can be an academic paper from a school project or other writing piece regarding relevant development issues. It is not required that the paper is related to economic development.
- Recommendation letters and transcripts are optional.
Note: Interns interested in a public policy internship with IEDC should first apply to The Washington Center via their website www.twc.edu. After acceptance to their program, interns should indicate their interest in interning with IEDC through TWC or by contacting IEDC directly.
Internship Application Deadline: Application Deadlines are:
- Summer Internships: February 15
- Fall Internships: July 15
- Spring Internships: November 15