Student business internships

Job Title: Student Business and Management Intern
Job Number: 2013-01188
Salary: $14.85 – $18.20 Hourly
Location: Various – Seattle area, Washington
Job Type: College Intern
Shift: Day
Department: Seattle City Light
Bargaining Unit: Not represented
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 02/18/14 4:00 PM Pacific Time
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Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle City Light is seeking for Student Business and Management Interns to fill various internship positions at the utility starting in the spring and summer of 2014. Selected interns will fill positions that will vary in scope and length depending on the projects available in the coming year.

Educational Benefit for the Students:
Depending on specific internship duties, students can expect to receive:
*  Hands-on experience in accounting processes, procedures, documentation, accounting standards, research of accounting issues, and account reconciliations in a utility setting to augment text book knowledge
*  Work with Account Executives to connect with and learn about the largest customers in the SCL Service Territory
*  Receive on-the-job training to learn strategies for approaching businesses and institutional customers
*  Have an opportunity to view a change management process as it occurs
*  Gain practical hands on skills in project management by assisting with the management of smaller scale capital projects. On the job experience will be related to scheduling projects; estimating project budgets and costs; and understanding project documentation tracking
*  Experience preparing and administrating surveys and analyzing results
*  Opportunity to observe lawyers and HR professionals providing real time advice and to participate in such matters involving Family Medical Leave, Accommodations, alleged law and policy violations, and possibly Labor Relations
*  Receive hands-on experience in procurement, contracting processes, project management, and communication training

Job Responsibilities:

The job responsibilities will vary depending on the internship you are selected for; specific
information will be provided in the next stages of the hiring process. Past Business and Management

Intern projects have included:

*  Communication Intern: Assist in communication, marketing/promotions, community relations, and internal/external communications for Seattle City Light. Gain practical “hands on” experience in writing customer communications, working on marketing outreach campaigns, helping setup and facilitate community relation meetings, assisting with customer outreach and public information materials; preparing content for City Light’s internal and public website.
*  Procurement & Contracting Intern: Correspond with vendors, obtaining price quotes, and requesting completion of procurement related forms. Review procurement documents for accuracy with regards to dates, dollars, form and completeness. Act as a liaison between the business units and the Procurement unit.
*  Human Resources Intern: Work with and support lawyers and HR professionals providing real time advice and in such matters involving Family Medical Leave, Accommodations, worker’s compensation, alleged law and policy violations, and possibly Labor Relations.
*  Survey and Outreach Intern: Assist in the administration of a national survey including managing the data, communicating to respondents, assisting with the analysis of the data and development of the survey database.
*  Facilities Capital Project Intern: Help the utility manage and monitor new and ongoing facilities capital projects by corresponding with vendors, contractors and consultants, preparing project documents, and helping prepare project status reports and presentations.
*  Risk Management Intern: Support the Risk Oversight Division in the complex area of power trading and risk management gaining exposure to Credit Risk, Deal Review & Confirmations, Risk Reports, Settlements, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Qualifications:
Education: Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate students in Business, Business Administration, Project Management, Economics, Finance, HR, Law, Public Admnistration, Communications, Risk Management, Emergency Management or related fields. Interns must be enrolled full time and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduate, or 3.0 GPA for graduate students for the duration of the internship. Summer enrollment is not required but will need to show proof of continuing enrollment. Official transcript will be required at the time of hire.

Depending on the internship, the interns may require a Current Driver’s License.

Additional Information:

Specific desired qualifications will vary from internship to internship; please list any of the
following attributes/skills that you may have:

*  Strong MS Office skills, and specifically in Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
*  Strong communications skills (both written and verbal)
*  Coursework in: Emergency Management, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting Principles, Business Process Redesign, Project Management, Human Resources, Business Administration, Law, Finance, Risk Management, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Surveying, Program Evaluation and Design
*  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, staff, customers and others encountered in the course of work
*  Basic understanding of project management including estimating and construction scheduling and basics of construction building systems
*  Knowledge of CAD Design, Building Codes and Standards Building Systems, Project Estimating
*  Knowledge of local and regional governments; and experience interacting with government officials and staff at various levels
*  Familiarity with administering surveys
*  Ability to analyze data to compile and prepare reports in Excel or Access.
*  Strong research and analytical skills
*  Ability to provide great customer service for a diverse population of internal and external customers

Hours: Business and Management interns may work up to 20 hours/week during school year and up to 40 hours/week during summer or school break. Hours are typically scheduled between 8:00am – 5:00 pm M-F.

Hours can be flexible to accommodate the intern’s class schedule.

Start/end dates: Selected interns will start in the spring or summer quarter 2014 and the positions will vary in length. The maximum length of this internship is one year.

Salary: Salary will depend on the class standing of the student. The current hourly wage is set at $14.85 for undergraduate students and $18.20 for graduate students. Actual hourly rates may vary slightly as new salary rates are set for 2014.

How to apply: In addition to your complete online application, please attach:
*  Your unofficial transcript – current coursework, next term registration and cumulative GPA
*  Cover letter and Resume
*  Two Professional References

** Incomplete application will not be considered.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history review.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/.

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