Urban Land Institute Internship

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a non-profit organization that focuses on issues that surround urban land development.  We are looking to hire an intern in our Seattle office during the Spring of 2011.  A student studying business is an ideal candidate for this position because the internship will focus specifically on our promotional pieces and program planning efforts.

Communication & Event Planning Internship

Spring 2011

We are pleased to announce that ULI Seattle is seeking an energetic Intern to add to our team! The Intern will provide program, communication, and administrative support to the District Council Executive Director, Manager, and Associate.

This position is perfect for a current student studying Communication, P.R., Business or Marketing. Not required, but a plus, is an interest in real estate, urban planning, architecture, and land use.

This is a great opportunity for a student to gain hands on experience in developing professional communication skills, event planning skills, and relationships in the real estate industry in Seattle. Check out more information on ULI at http://www.seattle.uli.org and http://www.uli.org.

The timeline for the internship is the Spring semester/quarter of 2011.

Basic Requirements:

Current college student: Undergraduate Junior or higher (includes Graduate students)

Time Commitment: Minimum 10 hours per week – can work around class schedule

Communication skills: Professional oral and written communication skills, including exceptional spelling and grammar


 Unpaid, can offer course credit

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to seattle@uli.org with subject line “Intern Application”. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

POSITION TITLE: Seattle District Council Communication & Event Planning Intern

DEPARTMENT: District Councils


REPORTS TO: Seattle District Council Executive Director

POSITION STATUS: Part-Time (minimum 10 hours per week)

Spring 2011




The Intern will work directly with the District Council Associate on all projects including preparation of communication materials for ULI Seattle, the Quality Growth Alliance, and preparation for all events and programs.

As an integral part of the district council team, the Intern serves as an organizer for ULI Seattle programming and overall calendar. The Intern will be in contact with ULI members and vendors in these processes. For this reason, it is imperative that the Intern be courteous and friendly. The strongest candidate will be a highly-organized, energetic people-person able to multi-task effectively.


The Intern’s overall responsibility is to assist in coordination and facilitation of the district council’s goals and objectives. This entails working closely with the executive director, manager, associate, and committee members to meet the goals of the district council.


1. Assist associate with maintenance of social media presence (Facebook page)

2. Assist associate with recurring communication between committees and ULI Seattle staff

3. Assist associate with producing collateral materials, including brochures and flyers

4. Assist associate with producing other marketing and media materials, including website content and emails

Committee Support

1. Work with committees to ensure individual assignments are accomplished between committee meetings, specifically with regard to program preparation assignments

2. Assist in implementing meetings/events


1. Intern will manage ULI Program Calendar – including events and all deadlines for event preparation

2. Produce and distribute collateral materials for district council events – including promotional flyers, hand-outs, agendas, speaker bios and PowerPoint slideshows

3. Coordinate with committee members to ensure that all responsibilities in program preparation are met

4. Assist associate with all meeting logistics

Administrative Support

1. Manage calendars for district council staff, including routine meeting requests

2. Receive and answer phone/email inquiries from district council members and prospects

3. Perform other administrative duties and special projects as required as part of the district council team


Daily direct work with the district council leadership, executive director, manager, associate, and other ULI Seattle committee members.


Direct work with member firms, vendors, and consultants.


Current college student: Undergraduate Junior or higher (includes Graduate students)

Communication skills: Professional oral and written communication skills, including exceptional spelling and grammar

Interpersonal skills: Highly developed interpersonal skills to work with senior executives in the private and public sectors

Detail-oriented: Meticulous attention to detail

Initiative: Ability to initiate tasks and assume responsibility, and to work with minimal supervision in a high production position

Multi-tasking and follow-through: Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple tasks concurrently and completely, and complete tasks on time, with responsible follow-through

Time management: Strong time management skills

Organizational skills: Strong organizational skills

Computer skills: Strong computer skills, including advanced facility with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe products; minimum 60 words per minute keyboard skills

Flexibility: Availability to attend occasional meetings with ULI members outside of set weekly hours

Strength: Ability to lift 30 pound boxes during event preparation and set-up

DESIRED (not required)

Area of Study: Studying Communication, Business, P.R. or Marketing

Events management: Prior experience in events management

Graphics: Ability to produce collateral material of a professional quality by using Adobe InDesign or similar software program

Interest in real estate: Interest in real estate, urban planning, architecture or land use


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