JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
Downtown Planning and Development Coordinator
Position Summary: The Planning and Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting in all DKI activities including downtown comprehensive planning, economic development, urban design, historic preservation, civil engineering, and tax increment financing; updating DKI's Comprehensive Plan, Capital Improvements Program, Parking Plan; and project implementation; and property management related to acquisition, development and maintenance.
Please see the full job description for more details. Send all application materials to Steve Deisler.
*Applications due by August 8, 2014.
Internship Objective: To provide hands-on communications and journalism work experience in a non-profit environment that fosters learning but also encourages independence in project participation.
Academic qualifications: Incumbents should have a declared major or minor in one of the following: Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, Electronic Business Marketing, Communication Studies, Advertising & Promotion, English, or Tourism & Travel.
Desired skills and qualifications: Student interns should have excellent writing skills and the ability to finish projects independently and on time. Good relationship-building skills and a positive personal demeanor are essential, as the incumbent will be working with a diverse group of people. Those with an interest in unique aspects of our community – especially local foods, independent merchants, and creative entrepreneurship – will be best-suited for this position.
Description of intern responsibilities:
Write feature stories for weekly newsletter and blog entries
Update website weekly to coincide with current events
Manage social media daily with event updates and special features (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Photography of merchants and events
Assist with the distribution of marketing materials to downtown merchants
*The Marketing Internship is currently filled.
For more information, please contact Denise Negrea at 269.344.0795.
Planning & Development Internship
The Planning & Development Internship is currently open. Please submit a resume and list of relevant coursework to Brian Persky if you are interested in applying for the position.
The Planning & Development intern is typically an upper level undergraduate or graduate student that assists in Downtown Planning and Development, with a preferred emphasis in GIS.
Job Description: The Planning & Development Internship is an unpaid internship that closely mirrors WMU's GEOG 4120 (Professional Practice) and GEOG 7120 (Professional Field Experience) classes. The Planning & Development Intern is required to work at least 12 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, and 12-24 hours per week during the summer semesters.
Requirements: The Planning & Development Intern is responsible for assisting in downtown development and planning with a variety of research, database collection, annual survey's, GIS mapping and analysis, and inventory activities. The Planning & Development Intern will gain valuable experience in community development & organizational structure, as well as having numerous observation and networking opportunities in a professional setting.