Internship for Graduate Students with Seattle Public Utilities

Job Title: Adopt-A-Street Program Graduate Intern
Job Number: 2013-00642
Salary: $18.20 Hourly
Location:Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Graduate College Intern
Shift: Day
Department: Seattle Public Utilities
Bargaining Unit: Not represented
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 07/02/13 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Customer Program Division of Customer Service Branch, is seeking a graduate level intern. This intern willwork with the Environmental Partnerships Team and Community Clean-Up Program manager to provide timely assistance to Seattle residents involved in maintaining clean and safe neighborhoods.

This internship is currently available to graduate students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Community Stewardship, Communications, Public Administration, Race and Ethnic Studies, or closely related fields. This internship is for 12-18 months, or graduation, whichever comes first. We require a 1-year commitment for this internship opportunity.

Learning objectives for this internship include:

*  Gain practical experience in chosen career field;
*  Have an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to actual     on-the-job experiences;
*  Learn to work in teams and adapt in a professional work environment;
*  Discover employment options within academic discipline;
*  Learn project management and volunteer coordination skills;
*  Gain experience assisting with development of volunteer recruitment and retention strategies;
*  Learn about Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, and how it impacts various programs throughout the City

For more information about Seattle Public Utilities, please visit our website at
http://www.seattle.gov/util

Job Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision, the intern will learn through supervised practical training various aspects of program management, volunteer assistance, project development, asset assessment, public administration, and community development. Specific duties include:

*  Assist residents in cleaning and maintaining neighborhoods, and support associated activities
*  Report on tasks completed
*  Develop promotional plans and materials
*  Attend community meetings, representing program objectives to the public and staff, working on Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement Assessment and Evaluation in underrepresented communities
*  Conduct demographic surveys
*  Provide information on city programs to residents
*  Maintain databases
*  Identify new strategies for achieving program goals

This intern will be working primarily with the Adopt-A-Street and Spring Clean Programs.

Qualifications:

Education: Applicants must be a graduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Community Stewardship, Communications, Public Administration, Race and Ethnic Studies, or closely related field/s.

Student must be enrolled at time of application and for the duration of the internship for a minimum of 9 credit hours (or the school’s full-time equivalent if different). Exception:  The student does not need to be enrolled over the summer session, but will need to show proof that they are a continuing student and pre-registered for fall quarter. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Verification of enrollment is required at time of application.

Requirements:

*  Excellent oral and written communication skills
*  Highly skilled in computer software such as Word and Excel, and the ability to learn how to work with tracking databases
*  Proven ability to complete and maintain all appropriate paperwork including developing reports, tracking inventory and the distribution of resources
*  Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and community groups

Licensing Requirements:  A Washington State driver’s license is required for this internship. A complete drivers abstract will be required of the successful applicant as a condition of hire, and must be provided before hire date.

Additional Information

Desired Qualifications:

*  Highly organized with good customer service skills, and a strong desire to assist the community
*  Ability to work independently
*  Is creative
*  Demonstrated good problem-solving and time management skills
*  Able to work in a multi-cultural environment; work effectively with diverse demographics such as immigrant and refugee populations
*  Ability to drive a pick-up truck, make deliveries and pick up supplies

Hours:

During school sessions, work hours may be scheduled to complement class schedules (15-20 hours per week). The position may permit up to 40 hours per week during breaks and summer months. Work is normally between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5 PM.

How to Apply:

In addition to the on-line application, please include the following:
 *  Upload your college/university’s unofficial transcript. This should include a list of completed courses, courses currently in, grades for each of the courses as well as cumulative GPA. An official transcript will be required at time of hire.
*   Cover letter indicating your interest in this internship
*  Resume clearly identifying how you meet qualifications

NOTE:  References will be requested of those applicants invited to interview.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions about the application?
Contact Linda Rogers at linda.rogers@seattle.gov or 206/233-7221

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