Be part of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce team; join our multifaceted organization as we touch nearly every aspect of our community. Focused on attracting, growing, and sustaining businesses, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is the largest business network in northeastern Pennsylvania!
In addition to traditional Chamber services, such as networking, referrals, and cost-saving programs, we support economic development and guide workforce development initiatives in the Greater Scranton area. We are an organization dedicated to making Lackawanna County a unique and successful place to work, live, invest, and play! Your internship will focus on initiatives that are innovative and will help Lackawanna County continue to grow as the hotspot of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Working in partnership with property owners, businesses, other non-profits, and government leaders, you will play hands-on- role in identifying needs, developing strategies, shaping public policy, and implementing programs to strengthen the economic vitality of Lackawanna County!
The purpose of the Economic Development Intern position is to encourage and promote interest in local community development by providing the individual with learning opportunities and practical experience. The Intern will gain experience in local economic development, as well as play a role in managing significant projects.
Position Description – What You Will Learn
The Economic Development Internship is structured to provide the Intern with substantial – and transferrable – skills and experience to progress professionally and personally. The Intern will be involved in priority initiatives and gain experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders across multiple sectors (city government, public-private partnerships, private business, and community organizations). Working alongside the Director of Facilities & Asset Management, Director of Economic Development, and Economic Development Specialist, the Intern will develop essential skills and experiences as they work on the planning, development, and implementation of projects identified in the Strategic Plan.
The Intern will also gain professional and personal experience while engaging in the community at large. They will attend meetings with the Economic Development team, professional networking events, and informal social opportunities in the Greater Scranton area. The goal is for the Intern to gain a comprehensive and authentic experience working for and serving a diverse community.
The Economic Development Internship is ideal for undergraduate students seeking careers in economic & community development, urban development, policy & politics, or real estate. The program is designed for ambitious individuals seeking not only to build a strong resume but also to make an impact on the community as they further develop important skills critical to a successful career.
Scope of Work – What You Will Actually Do
The Economic Development Intern will work with the Economic Development team to conduct research and develop initiatives with diverse stakeholders in support of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s economic development efforts. Additionally, the Economic Development Intern will gain an understanding of real estate management and construction, in support of initiatives led by the Director of Facilities & Asset Management.
Research and Data Compilation
The Economic Development team operates as a highly interactive, collaborative department. The ideal candidate enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced, team environment. The Intern is welcomed as an integral member of the team while remaining independently productive on projects and initiatives. The Intern is expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and dedication to projects and initiatives.
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