Graduate Intern, Research

The National League of Cities is seeking a graduate student for the spring semester to be responsible for providing research and program support for the Center’s work in areas related to finance and economic development, including economic and fiscal conditions, service delivery, small business development, and workforce development issues. Reports to Senior Associate, Finance & Economic Development.
Examples of Work:
Conduct research and field scans to understand local trends to inform policy and practice recommendations for local governments and to inform NLC staff about city initiatives.
Contribute content to reports and toolkits, NLC’s weekly online newsletter, website, blog and other related information resources and social media.
Help manage networks of local officials and city staff.
Survey support including data collection and entry.
Meeting planning support, including in-person seminars, webinars, workshops and meetings at NLC’s annual conferences and other events.
Provide research, administrative support, and other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Graduate level intern in degree in related field preferred; knowledge of local government and finance and/or economic development issues and strategies; excellent writing and communication skills; team player; acquaintance with applied research methodologies; ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with government officials and all levels of NLC staff.