Career Opportunities

Director of Government Relations

Date posted: Ongoing

Qualification requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to operate in a performance-based culture focused on metric driven outcomes. In addition, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Resonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

See full list of duties and required qualifications here.

Program Director

Date posted: Ongoing

Job Summary:

Economic Alliance is seeking a collaborative individual who wants to grow their career with a passionate team. Under the direction of the CEO & President, Vice President of Operations, US DOT, US SBTRC and in direct collaboration with the PTAC Counselor, and the Vice President of Economic Development, will successfully impact the community through executing regional programming, initiatives, and business engagement. This highly visible role helps further the mission of the organization and US DOT SBTRC.

The position provides leadership and oversight for program activities and initiatives designed to attract new DBE businesses and to support existing businesses that are classified as economically and socially disadvantaged. They will also work closely with partner organizations and subject matter experts to plan and execute events, webinars, and business development opportunities to serve potential and existing businesses. The Project Director will manage one other project staff to ensure all project activities under the Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center are implemented effectively and efficiently, and all goals are successfully met.

See full list of duties and required qualifications here.

Volunteer Internship Program

Date Posted: Ongoing

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) internship program aims to provide qualified students with valuable work experience in a fast pace environment of economic development, policy advocacy, and small business development.

Interns will provide support for specific projects within EASC’s mission of advocating on behalf of business and community groups, business recruiting/expansion/retention efforts, and providing resources to help businesses connect and grow. Interns will gain skills in research and analysis, writing, marketing/communications, event planning, project management, industry-specific business development efforts and more.

A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required. A schedule will be developed depending on the student’s other commitments, but not to exceed 20 hours per week. Internships are generally awarded for spring, summer or fall terms (though other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis).

Sample internship projects include:

  • Write and design marketing materials for specific industry clusters and EASC events
  • Research economic development trends and draft a report on how to create economic industry zones in Snohomish County
  • Conduct a poll on the business community and draft a report on how EASC can increase awareness of issues affecting businesses in Snohomish County
  • Provide research assistance on the development of a regional market assessment and strategic plan to attract foreign direct investment to Snohomish County
  • Provide general communications support, including writing content for the web and social media, conduct interviews/develop content for newsletters, etc.
  • Research and update economic impact data for specific target clusters
  • Research industry supply chains to create segment mapping opportunities within specific target clusters
  • Assist in managing EASC events and other projects


Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program (applicants should hold at least college junior status; students currently in graduate school are preferred). International students studying in the U.S. are eligible. Students pursuing a degree in business, economics, communications, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to use computers and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and handle multiple projects
  • Writing experience, especially on a newspaper or newsletter
  • Professional and courteous interpersonal skills
  • A professional working proficiency with English (ILR Level 3)

Application Instructions

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (including a statement about why you are interested in interning with EASC) to: