City of Seattle, Mayor’s Office Internship

City of Seattle


About the Mayor’s Office:
As Seattleites, our greatest strengths are the passion we have for our City, our ability to solve problems creatively, and our concern for the well-being of our neighbors. In times such as these, when budgets everywhere are tight, the work of passionate, creative, and concerned people can make a big difference. The Mayor’s Office is committed to a government that empowers the people it serves.
–       Create a directory of Seattle non-profits, community-based organizations, and neighborhood groups by combining existing lists and adding unrepresented organizations

–       Validate contact info and meeting times

–       Analyze capacity and areas of concentration

–       Finalize research with creation of a unified spreadsheet for use in ongoing community engagement efforts
–       A unique view on the outreach efforts and processes of the Mayor’s Office

–       A great opportunity to build relationships with local organizations and better understand the work being performed by those organizations

–       The ability to gain experience working with diverse communities


Enrollment: Applicants must be upper-level underclassmen or graduate students (related experience can substitute for class standing) and in good academic standing.  Ability to gain academic credit for internship experience.  **Exception: students who are enrolled in academic programs where an internship is a graduation/degree requirement (proof will be required).**  Students who will not be enrolled past June 2010 will not be eligible for this internship.

Strong commitment to public service. Time management skills: ability to estimate resources required & deliver on time.  Ability to operate independently as well as work in a team environment.  Strong writing skills.  Ability to handle frequent changes in deadlines and priorities.  Ability to be a good listener and work inclusively with all community and government contacts.  Ability to apply the concepts of the Mayor’s Race and Social Justice Initiative into daily work.

Beginning and end dates are flexible and can accommodate a school schedule, but an overall commitment of 12 weeks is expected.
The work week hours can be flexible (approximately 25 hours per week) and there may be some evening and weekend work.
–      An Application found as a link on the bottom of <> (choose volunteer application)

–      A Cover letter

–      A Resume outlining experiences and qualifications (please include your intended date of graduation)

–       A Transcript of completed courses (Unofficial okay – should include credits, grades, and cumulative GPA)

–      A writing sample of 1-5 pages, either for class or publication.

Send materials to: Heather Weldon, City of Seattle Personnel Department at <>
In the subject line of your e-mail please list “Community Organization Outreach & Analysis Internship”

POSITION & DUTIES: Community Organization Outreach and Analysis Internship (Job # MO3-2010)



Provide the following:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   4:00 PM, April 29, 2010


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