PBID Urban Management Internship Position


The Property Based Improvement District (PBID) Urban Management Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining firsthand knowledge of the business improvement district industry. The candidate will gain experience in project management, urban design/placemaking, business development and operations.

This internship provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. This position provides experience in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in urban design, community development and urban district management.

The Property Based Improvement District seeks a PBID Urban Management Intern with good organization and graphic communication skills to join our fun and energetic team:

  • Assist with the implementation of SJDA’s Downtown Street Life Plan projects.
  • Support assessment of maintenance needs of Street Life projects and downtown as a whole.
  • Attend meetings with PBID staff, city officials and downtown business and community members.
  • Assist with program reports, including quantitative analysis of PBID programs. Examples include the annual property owner survey and the downtown pedestrian count.
  • Assist with creating project budgets, developing work plans and scheduling meetings.
  • Create presentations, photo simulations, diagrams and promotional material.
  • Support outreach and scheduling work for the PBID team.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or willingness to learn general urban design, placemaking, or landscape design principles.
  • Interest in downtown management operations and economic development.
  • Comfortable communicating with the diverse downtown community.
  • Familiar with Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Mac proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and graphic).

Schedule:  10-20 hours per week May – August 2017 (potential for extension into Fall 2017).

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com


Communications / Public Relations Internship


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Communications / PR Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable writing and PR/marketing experience.

SJDA provides hands-on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The seasonal position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining skills beneficial to a future career in public relations.

The San Jose Downtown Association seeks an outgoing communications intern with good writing and interpersonal skills to join our fun and energetic team:

  • Assisting with SJDA’s weekly electronic newsletter Downtowner Online
  • Assisting with writing a variety of media and event materials, including social media
  • Fact-checking and / or updating websites
  • Assisting with media lists
  • Maintaining newsletter library
  • Assisting at events with SJDA / downtown information dissemination

Works closely with the Communications Department and indirectly with promotions, events and development.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks

Secondary qualification:  Video production and editing

Schedule:  10-20 hours per week starting as soon as possible (course-related requirements negotiable).

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com


Events and Promotions Internship Position


The San Jose Downtown Association’s (SJDA) Events and Promotions Internship is ideal for a candidate interested in gaining valuable event logistics, operations, promotions and media sponsorship experience. SJDA provides hands on experience in a fast-paced, fun, non-profit environment. The position allows interns a chance to work in a unique and creative atmosphere while gaining contacts and skills beneficial to a future career in a variety of areas, including event production.

Events and Promotions Internship duties consist of providing support to SJDA’s Events and Promotions Manager including the following potential duties:

  • Assist with promotional and/or production duties associated with events that pertain to semester availability, including: Farmers’ Market (Fridays May 5 thru Nov. 17); Dine Downtown (June 1 – 11); Music in the Park Concerts (4 TBD June thru Aug.); Starlight Cinemas (4 Saturdays August 2017); City Dance (8 Thursdays Aug. 24 – Oct. 12) and partnered Public Space Activation related events.
  • Experiences may include assisting with: production/logistical planning and advance work; vendor and sponsor outreach/pre-event advancements; on site set up/strike management of vendors/contractors/ sponsors and volunteer scheduling and oversight.
  • Assist with fulfilling media sponsorship and other partner promotional trade agreements, including serving as liaison between partners and SJDA internal Communications and Marketing team and ensuring trade agreements are executed and logos/information mutually shared via agreed upon marketing assets.
  • Assist with developing and tracking promotional marketing efforts. Experiences may include: ensuring events are cross-promoted at other events with on site signage/collateral; photo and collateral archiving for event recap reports: conducting event surveys and formulating results.
  • Assist with neighborhood and business promotional outreach efforts associated with all events.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MAC proficient – including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Knowledge of Adobe applications and shared Google Docs a plus.
  • Willingness to learn via hands-on, on-site experience.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable with face-to-face and phone conversations with variety of partners.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take on a full range of tasks.

Schedule: 10 to 25 hours per week, with opportunities to gain more experience hours during event days.

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship position, and therefore is not eligible to participate in company benefits, personal time off or paid holidays.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@sjdowntown.com


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