VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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.
- 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)
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter (including a statement about why you are interested in interning with EASC) to: AndrewV@economicalliancesc.org