Interns will assist the Neighborhood Services Division with various projects relating to community development functions. Students will put together a resource center for the City of Surprise. They will be contacting several different agencies throughout the State to gather referral information and resources that our residents of Surprise can utilize and will be in charge of keeping it updated and maintained. They will also be doing various tasks throughout the office from speaking with residents, clients, network throughout the City Departments and work closely with the Program Coordinators and Technician on their own projects.
This is a UNPAID internship however it would qualify for the WIRCCS Scholarship (http://www.estrellamountain.edu/students/internships/west-valley-wirrcs-scholarship). Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
• Special project research regarding community needs assessments and available resources
• Assists in updating the Neighborhood Services Division website
• Assists in the creation of brochures and publications
• Maintain an informational resource kiosk
• Updates community resources information kiosk
• Familiar with census tracking, research and online search engines
• Agenda creation
• Maintain contact information with community partners
• Meeting and event organizing
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
• Clerical duties as needed
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
• Customer service principles
• Principles of Human Services
• Demographics, statistics and geography
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment
• Basic filing and recordkeeping principles
• Effective business correspondence; i.e., proper spoken, written communication
• Using computers and competency with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel,
• Using modern office equipment
• Research, analyze and coordinate data to compile into professional reports
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Engage in creative problem solving
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, outside agencies and the general public
• Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with interruptions
• Recognize problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and make appropriate recommendations
• Process a variety of forms and paperwork
• Reliable and self-motivated individual
• Readiness to travel locally with dependable transportation and a valid driver’s license