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City Management Intern (Multiple Departments)
City of Del Mar | Del Mar, California
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Job Description

The Position

About the Position

The City's Intern Program is a unique opportunity for applicants seeking public service experience and hands-on involvement with local government public policy to serve as a part-time, paid intern in a City department. The City of Del Mar currently has vacancies for an Intern I/II in the City Manager's Office, Planning and Community Development Department, and Public Works Department.

Working for the City of Del Mar provides interns with valuable insight on the daily happenings of local government, and presents unique opportunities to contribute to the accomplishment of community goals. Interns will have the ability to work side by side with Del Mar's city leaders to innovate ideas, analyze existing programs and improve local affairs.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager's office is responsible for implementing the goals, priorities, and policies of the City Council and overall management of all City operations. Interns in the City Manager's office will have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments such as assisting with development and implementation of City programs; public communications; management level special projects; environmental sustainability related activities; and legislative research and analysis.

Planning Department

The Planning and Community Development Department is committed to making Del Mar a livable and beautiful place through planning that directs and guides residential and commercial development and encourages land uses that are compatible with the community. Planning Interns have the opportunity to work on current planning, advanced planning, and special projects.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department maintains the City of Del Mar's essential infrastructure including facilities, streets, parks and open space areas, potable water, wastewater, and capital improvement projects. Public Works Internships are ideal for engineering students who are looking to get hands on experience.

The Essential Duties

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Ideal candidates are interested in political science, public administration, urban planning, community development, sustainability, business relations, finance, economics, or any related field.

The Desired Minimum Qualifications

* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Analytical skills; ability to think critically
* Excellent writing skills
* Highly organized, multi-tasker
* Motivated, self-starter who takes direction well
* Capable of collaboration; works well with others
* Dependable, trustworthy, committed
* Good research skills
* Familiarity with local government or public policy is desirable
* Website content, social media, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills are highly desirable
* Strong customer service skills over the phone and in-person

Education & Experience: Current student working towards a degree in public administration, political science, economics, engineering, urban planning or a recent graduate in the fields listed. Those participating in a Master's Program in a related field, and those with prior work experience are highly desirable.

Supplemental Information

Work Hours

This is a part-time, temporary position. Work hours are not to exceed 1,300 hours per fiscal year. However, in order for the Intern and the City to have the most valuable experience, a minimum commitment of 300 hours to the internship is highly desired by the City.

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