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Port of Seattle Graduate Intern - Commission in Seattle, Washington

Some of what you'll be doing:

This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most, if not all, of this work will be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.

This position will work closely with Port of Seattle policy staff and elected Port Commissioners and will focus on supporting Commission priorities.

Some of your essential duties may include:

  • Drafting policy proposals, attending public events, drafting follow-up memos, and working with Port staff to develop recommendations for next steps. Policies on equity could be a focus for 2021 as well as tracking policy work for ground transportation to the airport.

  • Gain greater understanding of working with elected officials and assist in drafting public policy proposals.

  • Administrative duties are likely to make up a small portion of the job responsibilities.

Who you are:

  • A student - You are enrolled in or recently graduated from a Graduate degree program (interns are eligible to work up to, but no more than 12 months post-graduation) with a graduate degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy and/or a related field.

  • Students that are a minimum of an undergraduate senior student with confirmation of acceptance into a graduate program for the upcoming Fall or sooner will be considered.

  • A communicator - You are skilled in research methods and have the ability to write recommendations to support Commissioner priority areas. You’re able to write clear, concise memos that reflects Commissioner direction and discussions. You're able to organize events and engage in group discussion. You are able to take notes at meetings and quickly turn around summary memos.

  • Proactive - You can identify areas of public policy concern or gaps and create proposals for action by the Port of Seattle. You have a willingness to take on any task as needed to achieve shared goals.

  • Trustworthy - You’re able to professionally represent a public organization in a public setting and ensure elected officials’ expectations are met at an event or speaking engagement. You possess working knowledge of operating in a public setting with elected officials or representing organizations.

  • Desired - We hope you have interest or experience working with elected officials or C-suite executives.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – This is a full-time (40 hours per week) summer internship position. Normal work hours will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Work Environment – This role will primarily be conducted remotely in accordance with the Port’s Flexible Work Arrangement policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. It may transition to primarily working in an office environment post pandemic.

  • Limited Duration – This is a limited duration position and is expected to last no longer than five months.

Why you'll love it here:

  • Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.

  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.

  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.

  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle:

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here .

Location: Downtown Seattle

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Temporary

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Expires: Mar 7, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Minimum Salary: 23.06

Midpoint Salary: 26.06

Req ID: 000177

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