Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) currently has the following available position:

Volunteer Internship

Volunteer Internship Program

The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) internship program aims to provide qualified students with valuable work experience in the vibrant and fast-paced field of economic development.

Interns are expected to support specific projects within the EDC’s workplan, often tied to one of the nine industry clusters we focus on: aerospace, life sciences and healthcare, technology, clean tech, maritime, trade and global investment, financial and business services, and fashion and apparel. Interns gain skills in research and analysis, writing, marketing/communications, 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, 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:

  • Research and draft a report on requirements for foreign owned firms interested in opening an office in King County
  • Provide research assistance in the development of a regional market assessment and strategic plan to attract foreign direct investment
  • Write and design marketing materials for industry clusters
  • Provide general communications support to include: 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

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 knowledge of Microsoft Office (Adobe Creative Suite preferred for communications interns).

  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Writing experience, especially on a newspaper or newsletter
  • Professional and courteous demeanor
  • 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 the EDC) to: info@edc-seaking.org.

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