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City of West Des Moines Economic Development Intern in West Des Moines, Iowa

Economic Development Intern

  • Type: Internship

  • Salary/Pay Rate: $12.65/hour

  • Posted Date: 09/01/2021

    Job Details Description

DepartmentCommunity & Economic Development

Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Employee Benefits

Civil Service Status

This is NOT a Civil Service position

Regular Hours

Flexible hours, 10-20 hours/week, potential for remote work

Tentative Start Date September/October 2021

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Community and Economic Development Director, the Economic Development Intern provides support related to special projects and day to day activities within the department.

Deadline to Apply Open until filled - Review of applications will begin immediately

Requirements The intern position participates in highly responsible economic development work, requiring excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Excel required. Graphic design skills and GIS and InDesign experience highly preferred.

Undergraduate students or Graduate level coursework in Economics, Political Science, Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business (marketing) or closely related fields are encouraged to apply.

This is an internship which is not permanent and is being made available for individuals seeking work experience prior to graduating from an accredited college/university.

Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply:

  1. Profile : You MUST complete an online Applicant Profile. A link is provided below to our Online Application System.

  2. Attachments : You must attach the following documents to your profile under the Apply For Job section (attachments are job specific, once you click Finish & Apply you will not be able to add any additional documents):

a) Resume

  1. Qualifications/Certifications/Licenses : Under the Resume & Qualifications section, make sure to list any certifications or licenses you currently hold.

  2. Applying for Position : Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Finish & Apply is located on the Apply For Job section after you have completed your profile. Once you have applied, it will be listed under your My Applications tab. Any applications marked as Status: Incomplete, have not been submitted.)

All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. We will not accept incomplete profiles. Communication throughout this process (including invitations to any examinations and/or interviews) will be made via the email supplied through the City's on-line application system. It is recommended to check your email "Junk" or “Spam” folder for emails from the City of West Des Moines. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.

Physical/Drug Test

Post offer, pre-employment drug test required.

Apply Here!City of West Des Moines Online Application System

Instructions & FAQ's

You will need to complete an online profile and apply for this position online. There are Instruction Sheets under the Employment section of our City website as well as a number of topics in ourFAQ section. If after reviewing these help guides you still need additional help, please visit or contact Human Resources 515-222-3616 .

If you are currently employed with the City, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616 for instructions on how to log in.

Contact Information


Human Resources, 1st floor, Suite 1E

4200 Mills Civic Parkway

PO Box 65320

West Des Moines, IA 50265-0320

515-222-3616 (phone)

515-273-0601 (fax)