2015 Bright Future Internship and Job Fair Descriptions – City of Kansas City, Missouri
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City Council Office:
Interns will work for the hiring council member performing tasks such as filing, answering constituent calls and reviewing documents pertaining to City business and departments as directed. Interns will perform project duties as assigned by the individual council member or council staff, and interns may be expected to attend community meetings with the council member or council staff. Interns should have an interest in City government and the City Council.
Qualifications: High school graduate and/or college student pursuing coursework in political science, public administration and/or social science; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; college level writing and communication skills.
City Manager Office:
Position includes highly responsible administrative work involving multi-tasking and processing of complex and technical documents in a moderate-sized, multi-program technical unit. Work is reviewed through written reports and periodic departmental meetings. Work involves the analysis of information; solving administrative problems; scheduling; processing documents; written minutes and ordering supplies.
Qualifications: Both high school and college students encouraged to apply.
KC BizCare Intern
The Kansas City, Missouri Business Customer Service Center (KC BizCare) is an information and referral service for small. Staff will help new and existing business owners by identifying local rules and regulations that apply to their venture and assisting them with compliance. The Bright Future intern will support the mission of the office through a variety of tasks that may include data entry, technical support for PowerPoint presentations and assisting with social media outreach. The intern may also attend outside events related to small business development.
Qualifications: Good communication and customer service skills. Technical skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher are preferred. The position is open to high school and college students who have an interest in entrepreneurship.
Open Data Intern
This position will be responsible for fostering civic engagement by promoting and expanding government transparency. The position is housed within the Office of Performance Management, a division of the City Manager’s Office.
Qualifications: Requires excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to understand how data can be used to tell a story. Proficiency with excel is highly recommended.
The Bright Future intern will shoot photographs and assist in the development and design of photo layouts for a variety of projects. This position will provide the intern with experience in all areas of design strategy and production using photos across diverse media: website, newsletters, magazines, social media, television, advertising and promo pieces. Working knowledge of 35 mm digital camera, flash, multiple lens use, tripod and a strong eye. Intern will also be required to log photos into library.
Enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university with a declared major in photography, graphic design, fine arts, journalism, public relations, communications or a media-related program. Prefer upper-level students. Position requires a working knowledge of desktop publishing techniques and a strong eye and some design skills. Experience using Adobe CS6; specifically, Photoshop, and experience in digital and 35mm photography are desired. Must reside within Kansas City, Mo. City limits to be eligible.
This position is for someone interested in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), compliance of the ADA and its impact on City government, the role of the ADA in citizens lives, and educating City staff on ADA standards. Intern will be actively involved the daily operations of the ADA office, attend meetings with architects, engineers and other City staff, review and research design plans, ADA standards, engage with citizens and interact with other governmental agencies including Federal and State level. There will be NO FILING INVOLVED!
City Planning and Development:
Creation of images to support comprehensive planning documents and planning studies utilizing computer software such as Google Sketchup and Adobe InDesign.
Creation of Maps to support comprehensive planning documents and planning studies utilizing computer software such as ESRI ArcView.
Relational Database Establishment
Creation of data sets and applications to access development statistics utilizing computer software such as Microsoft Excel and Access.
Creation and editing of documents and images to assist in the enhancement of the department’s Web page utilizing computer software such as Adobe InDesign and WordPress.
Qualifications for all above positions: Education and/or experience in the fields of city planning, architecture, historic preservation, statistics, real estate development, computer graphics, and web design. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office software and experience using Google, Adobe, ESRI and AutoCAD software. Undergraduate or graduate students desired.
Convention and Entertainment Facilities:
Event Services/ Event Coordination Intern (1 position)
Job Duties during program:
- Learn event management programs: Ungerboeck, AutoCAD.
- Assist Event Managers with entering information for event manifests.
- Assist Event Managers with AutoCAD drawings.
- Assist Event Managers on coordinating and executing events (Events include meetings, weddings, gymnastics, conventions, dance and recreational sports).
- Attend building tours and planning meetings with coordinators and clients.
- Attend weekly operational meetings to go over upcoming events.
- Work with various vendors prior to events to determine event set up and execution.
Qualifications: College Level
Event Support/ Facilities Attendant Intern
Job Duties during program:
- Operate tools and equipment needed to install movable walls, stages, seating and temporary flooring for various events.
- Executes various room sets, and non-fixed chair sets as requested by event coordinators.
- Performs carpet and terrazzo and hard floor care throughout the facility.
- Performs general cleaning and custodial duties for facility.
Qualifications: High School Level
Facilities Maintenance/ Maintenance Mechanic Intern
Job Duties during program:
- Maintain shop work area equipment rooms, making certain all areas are safe and organized.
- Assist mechanics with sink, toilet, drain line clean out and repairs.
- Assist mechanics in checking out hot and cold complaints.
- Assist mechanics with any other related duties called on to perform.
Qualifications: High School/ College Level
In my Missouri office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or District-based projects of importance.Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience.
Budget Office Intern
Intern in the Budget Office will work directly with the budget analysts and budget officer on various tasks that will include but are not limited to: management and operation analysis, budget analysis, and sales and use tax analysis research and reporting. Assist in preparation for the upcoming budget cycle and five-year City-Wide Business Plan.
Qualifications: Education and/or experience in Public Administration, Finance, and other Business Administration fields of study. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, particularly in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Attention to detail and general office experience is highly recommended. Undergraduates with at least 60 credits or Graduate students are desired.
Assist KCFD in preparing for Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) accreditation, including development of intranet structure for storage and retrieval of required exhibits (policies, procedures, data, etc.)
Qualifications: Experience and/or coursework in organizational systems, management information systems, and/or database creation and management. Undergraduate upperclassman may apply, MBA, MPA students encouraged.
Social Media Intern
Assist KCFD in developing and implementing a strategic presence on social media, to specifically include both public Twitter feed and media push through Twitter.
Qualifications: Experience and/or coursework in markeing, media, and/or public relations; experience and/or coursework in strategic media and media planning. Undergraduate upperclassman or graduate student preferred.
Administrative Assistant Intern
Position Description: The administrative assistant is responsible for general office assistance and engagement with members of the public. The intern will be expected to perform a variety of administrative duties.
General office assistance
- Receive visitors and respond in a friendly way to their needs.
- Answer telephone calls whenever possible and respond to callers’ requests with a friendly tone of voice.
- Process daily incoming and outgoing mail.
- Provide general support for department including general filing, general copying, and mailing preparation.
- Performing special projects as assigned.
- Voice messages system maintenance.
- General administrative work.
- Maintaining relationship with vendors and general office management.
- Assist with offsite events as needed.
Internship will be in the office environment within the Administrative Office.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs. Work performed requires sitting for up to 8 hours per day.
Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills are essential to success. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel). Work independently and as part of a team; Work with people in a wide variety of settings and situations. Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Capacity to work on a computer and keep detailed records.
Real Estate Office Intern
Job duties include researching property information, assisting with marketing material creation, tracking project development, assisting with writing proposals, and general office duties for a municipal real estate office.
Qualifications: An interest in real estate, land use and development and municipal government policy and procedure development is beneficial. Strong writing and editing skills are preferred. The office is located on the 17th floor of City Hall downtown Kansas City in the City Real Estate Office.
Fleet Management Intern (2 Interns)
Tasks will include filing past work orders for fleet management staff and completing data entry for multiple vehicles.
Qualifications: Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.
Please Note: This will be a very dusty environment.
Intern serves as the primary contact point for City employees with information technology needs and questions. He/she will learn elements of a number of technologies, and will gain a basic understanding of City government structure, and the work units within the Information Technology Division. The Helpdesk Intern, under the guidance of an experienced Senior Technician, will be given the opportunity to review e-mail requests for assistance, assign “helpdesk tickets,” and possibly resolve some requests for employees.
Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office suite(primarily Word, Excel and PowerPoint), professional attitude and experience.
Information Technology Intern
This role will perform duties that support the development, maintenance and support of Web applications. The intern will also assist with testing and documenting new and existing applications. This role will assist in the creation and update of application documentation, including test scripts, user guides, etc.
Qualifications: Excellent communication and organizational skills will be beneficial. Additional tasks may include working with ITD and various departments within the City; to gather, organize, and maintain documentation related to Web Services applications.
Information Technology Intern
The intern will have exposure to mainframe operations and will assist with the day-to-day activities of a NOC (Network Operations Center including installations, updates, problem solving and tracking of computer equipment.
The candidate should be very detail oriented, adaptable, must maintain a positive attitude, and take initiative in identifying ways to assist the division in functioning more effectively and efficiently, as well as providing top-notch customer service internally & externally.
Qualifications: Working knowledge of Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft Office, and general pc hardware, and being able to move equipment over 20 lbs.
Municipal Art Commission and Architectural Intern
Duties will include general office work, filing, coordinating and attending meetings, and assisting staff with art programs and public art and architectural projects. The main focus of the Intern will be social media outreach, including the development of material to post on the Division’s Web page, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Intern will assist with the portfolio of services offered by each group and communications to engage customers and the public. Seeking a positive and energetic individual with an interest in Civic Arts Administration. The ideal candidate will be competent in the Microsoft Office suite, and email.
Qualifications: Self-starter with good organizational skills who can work independently. Competent with Microsoft Office suite, e-mail, and up-to-date on social media tactics. The applicant should be familiar with filing and other general office practices. Proficiency with social media, – Facebook, Twitter, and other types of communication are required.
PC Support Intern
The intern may have exposure to mainframe operations and the day-to-day activities of a NOC (Network Operations Center). Intern will assist with the daily installations, updates, problem solving and tracking of computer equipment.
Qualifications: The candidate should be very detail oriented, adaptable, must maintain a positive attitude, and must take initiative in identifying ways to assist the division in functioning more effectively and efficiently. Intern should provide top-notch customer service, both internally and externally. Working.knowledge of Windows XP,Windows 7, Microsoft Office and general PC hardware, and the ability to move equipment over 20 lbs. are required.
Community Outreach Worker Intern (8 Positions)
This position will provide conflict mediation services throughout the Aim4Peace Target Area and serves as conduits to the Aim4Peace staff. Responsibilities include: formulating action plans to help resolve conflicts with Aim4Peace; attending weekly Aim4Peace team meetings; developing relationships with key leaders in the community; referring potential clients to the Aim4Peace workers; participating in Aim4Peace worker trainings; distributing public education materials on to targeted audiences; attending to community responses; neighborhood beautification projects and other duties as assigned and as related to violence prevention activities.
Minimum Qualifications: Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Some knowledge of Microsoft software: Word, Access, Excel and Powerpoint. Must have data entry skills and be capable of making valid professional decisions and using sound judgment.
HIV Prevention/Planning Council Support Intern (2 positions)
This position is for energetic, optimistic, and outgoing individuals who are comfortable talking about practicing safe sex. Through community outreaches, individuals are expected to implement fun and educational games pertaining to HIV/AIDS awareness. Two of our major outreaches this year will take place at the 2015 KC Sneakfest and 2015 Kansas City Greek Picnic (KCGP 15). Our current social media campaigns are Keepn’ it 100 and I Got Mines. Creativity is welcomed and opportunities are endless. This position also will perform duties that are routine in nature under close supervision. The duties include and are not limited to:
Qualifications: Creating and distributing safe sex kits to condom distributors around the Kansas City area. Ability to interact, teach, and answer questions regarding HIV/AIDS/STD’S. Comfortable working in a diverse environment (urban, rural, and suburban). Knowledge of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat). Perform filing and data entry functions for correspondence, vouchers, various charts, index cards and records, and other materials. Assist staff with: collating packets, copies, meetings, travel, and community engagements. Cleaning and organizing storage units and lifting boxes approximately 20lbs.
Human Relations Specialist Intern
The intern will perform administrative duties such as light filing, answering phones, copying documents, and sending correspondences via mail or email. The intern will also assist in coordinating the Human Relations Annual Kansas City Government Contracting & Procurement (KCGCP) Forum, which includes: marketing, designing luncheon tickets and name badges, tracking attendees registration by creating an excel sheet, assisting with the Awards Luncheon, attending meetings, and distributing public materials. The intern will also learn about the minority, women and small business enterprise certification program while assisting with annual reviews (review documentation). The intern will assist with the other divisions in the department.
Human Resource Department:
Assists meeting and event planners with the creation and execution of successful meetings, while providing a rewarding and engaging experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meetings and Conventions
- Learn Visit KC service standards
- Generate appropriate correspondence
- Finalize servicing plan with meeting planner
- Plan and execute pre-convention meeting with vendors
- Participate in city planning meeting
- Schedule and execute visitor information program
- Attends local events to promote Visit KC
- Learn Visit KC Housing software data entry
- Work designated shifts in housing
- Support Housing Department with data entry individual housings
- Learn rooming list entry
- Assist at housing help desk during convention
- Learn event and sponsorship levels
- Generate correspondence for sponsorship
- Assist in setting meetings, appointment generation and follow-up
- Serve as volunteer during event/and or supervise volunteers
- Support Senior Events Manager as assigned
- Learn Visit KC partnership levels and extranet program
- Assist with data entry of new members
- Participate with outside extranet training
- Assist with Member Benefit Review
- Assist with Member/Partner Event as assigned
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position is a college student in their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in marketing, business, hospitality, communication or journalism. Overall GPA must meet a B average minimum, excellent verbal and written communication skills, Professional behavior, Work 20 – 40 hours per week for 6 weeks to 3 months. Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Participate in division activities requiring strong customer service skills
- Assist with annual report
- Copying, filing and sorting documents
- Assist with records management projects
- Prepare benefits informational packets for distribution
- Assist with maintaining office supplies
- Assist/support with answering telephone and greeting walk-in customers
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned
The interns will be responsible for assisting attorneys and support staff with research projects, clerical duties, and case preparation. They will learn skills related to deed researches, compiling reports and working with different City departments/divisions in preparation of case files. They will assist attorneys and staff in tasks associated with Law Department duties. They will attend various hearings in all court levels and will have an opportunity to observe litigation.
Qualifications: Typing skills, Excel, general knowledge of search techniques on the internet. Any experience in title searches would be great, but not required; prefer college and/or law school student.
Neighborhood and Housing:
Animal Control Intern
Assist the Animal Control Officer in the enforcement of animal control and licensing ordinances pertaining to the control of dogs and other animals. Work involves responding to calls regarding the apprehension of stray, unleashed, unlicensed, biting, or vicious dogs and other animals as well as education of disease prevention and public safety. Pick-up and impound animals running at large, or which are ill, injured, reported to be rabid, or have bitten persons. Assist in cleaning assigned trucks; performs fueling of assigned equipment in accordance with established regulations. Responds to routine complaints, police and emergency calls as directed. Use related animal control equipment and devices. Work is reviewed through operational reports, observation of field work, and compliance with work rules, performance standards and procedures.
Neighborhood Development Summer Intern
The primary responsibility of the Neighborhood Development Summer Intern is to provide direct assistance to the Deputy Director, Neighborhood Services Division. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Deputy Director in researching best practices, developing executive summaries and presenting findings to executive team. Identify code enforcement managers in sister cities, research code enforcement best practices and compile findings in report. Attend Neighborhood Preservation Division staff and performance management meetings as needed. Assist with data analysis and compilation.
Neighborhood and Housing Intern
Assist with website development, communication, social media, and marketing projects.
Office of Innovation:
KCMO is moving towards providing better, more accessible digital services to help connect community members to City Hall. This summer project will focus on implementing user experience testing and outreach around the availability of digital services offered by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Scope may include leveraging the 311 Application, and other online services, to help advance the goals defined in the 2015 KC Digital Roadmap. The Innovation Intern will focus on implementing a proposed strategy from the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet to engage the community in a conversation to help make these services more user-friendly.
Qualifications: Strong communications skills and interest in community engagement a must. Technical skills are desired, but they are not required. Must be able to work independently. Some post-secondary education preferred.
Public Policy Intern
This position will provide staff support for Mayoral initiatives and the Mayor’s policy team. Duties will include research, analysis, and meeting attendance. Interns will provide the Mayor’s Chief of Staff and Director of Policy with weekly briefings on the scope of their work.
Qualifications: Well organized, demonstrated research skills, ability to work independently. A graduate student is required for this position.
This position is responsible for conducting research to assist staff who prepare the Mayor’s talking points and remarks, drafting various letters to constituents and community groups, assisting with a wide range of events including press events, seminars, and conferences, administrative duties, and special projects as time allows.
Qualification: The ideal candidate will be a self starter, good writer and researcher, cognizant of current events, possess strong interpersonal skills, and possess strong critical thinking and organizational skills.
Office of Civic and Community Engagement Intern
This position will be responsible for assisting the Office of Civic and Community Engagement with coordinating various summer programs related to youth and young adults. This individual will assist in community outreach planning, administrative duties, and other special projects as directed by staff and as time allows. The individual will also assist other office staff members as directed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, able to complete assigned tasks fairly independently. The candidate must have a passion for service and the ability to communicate effectively. The candidate should possess a strong desire to learn about community outreach and will be open to giving and receiving feedback.
Parks and Recreation
Community Services Division Summer Camp Assistant (33 positions)
Assist with monitoring and coordinating summer camp programs and activities for the youth enrolled in our Summer Enrichment Camps.
Qualifications: Minimum age is 16, must enjoy working with youth, exhibit excellent communication and customer service skills. Must be attentive, responsible, and adaptable to working indoors and outdoors.
Bicycle Pedestrian Project Intern
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, self-starter, with strong written and verbal communication skills, GIS experience, and interested in obtaining hands-on experience with multi-modal transportation projects. The intern will work on one or more of the following: update bikeway layers in GIS; provide GIS bikeway layers for posting on the open data portal; develop informational brochure template to be used for three major trails that will include photos, map, and access points; develop Bike Boulevard standard guidelines; coordinate bikeway facility tour for BPAC & Council; develop informational tools to inform citizens about bicycling and walking facilities and current projects in development; develop project maps & informational materials for three new bikeway projects; research best practices and develop walkability performance measures; and research and prepare report on effective public meeting engagement tools.
Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in college with a minimum junior standing and major coursework in urban planning, engineering, or related field. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; provide a writing sample, and example of GIS skills/knowledge. Creative, self-motivated individuals with a positive attitude encouraged to apply. Interest in bike/pedestrian issues a plus.
Deputy Director Intern
The primary responsibility of the Neighborhood Development Summer Intern is to provide direct assistance to the Deputy Director, Neighborhood Services Division. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Deputy Director in researching best practices, developing executive summaries, and presenting findings to the executive team. Identify code enforcement managers in sister cities, research code enforcement best practices and compile findings in report. Attend Neighborhood Preservation Division staff and performance management meetings as needed. Assist with data analysis and compilation.
Document Management Intern
Responsibilities include: Opportunity to gain experience in the implementation of new capital project management software. Will assist the Document Manager in documenting new procedures and establishing best practices in document management. Daily work includes sorting, classifying, scanning, copying and filing large volumes of complex capital project documents; drafting and editing correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and memos as requested by supervisor. Will assist in preparing records for archiving.
Preferred Qualifications: Coursework in Office Management and experience with MS Outlook, Word and Excel preferred. Open to high school or college candidates.
Project Controls Intern
This position will provide assistance to the Project Controls team in the Public Works Department. The intern will be responsible for assisting professional staff in maintaining capital project data in cloud-based project management software. This is a great opportunity to engage with major construction project data-capture and analysis, including scheduling, estimating, demographics, and reporting. Assignments include entering and updating project demographic information, generating ad-hoc reports, maintaining data structures for GIS/Project Tracker interface and portal, and other data entry and analysis tasks. Priority given to college students in their 2nd+ year of a degree program.
Qualifications: Major course work in civil engineering preferred. Experience using MS Outlook, Word and Excel preferred. Use of project management software and conducting data analysis helpful.
Traffic Operations Center Intern
This position will provide assistance to the Traffic Signal team in the Public Works Department. The intern will be responsible for assisting professional engineering staff in updating and collecting traffic data at signalized locations; updating and filing traffic signal records; assisting in updating interconnect plans utilizing AutoCAD and Google Earth; and the development of GIS maps utilizing ArcMap. Involves some field work at construction sites. Priority given to college students in their 2nd+ year of a degree program.
Qualifications: Course work in Transportation or Civil Engineering preferred. Requires pre-employment drug screen and physical.
Administrative Assistant Intern
Intern will assist administrative assistant in filing and related office assistance. Must be 18. Ability to lift 10 pounds.
Assist plant engineers on design and construction projects.Engineering Student 2nd year minimum.
Learning and Development Intern
Position will assist the Wastewater Training Manager with course enrollments, classroom set-up and logistics. Position will also participate in training design, story boarding and short video documentation of wastewater processes. Prefer second-year college student pursuing degree in education, communications, journalism, fine arts, history/art history or environmental studies.
Program Manager Intern
Assist training program manager in the set-up of training programs. Preference given to Communications Major in the second-year of college program study.
Assist with Asset Management Program. Preference given to Business Major in the second-year of college program study.