Summer Intern - City Manager's Office

Economic Development & Special Projects Divisions
Economic Development
East Bay
4/5/2019 at 5pm or until 999 applicants
$20.00-$0.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


100 Civic Plaza Dublin, 94568



The City of Dublin is presently seeking an Intern for the Economic Development and Special Projects Divisions within the City Manager’s Office to provide a variety of support to challenging and rewarding city programs.  Specific focus areas will include economic development, marketing, research, community outreach, emergency management and event planning. The Intern will have networking opportunities both within the City and with other agencies.  The intern can expect to learn valuable professional skills such as project management, organization, communication methods, community organizing, and others. 

The position offers an opportunity for the Intern to interact with high level Staff with and to make department/public presentations.  The Intern will be assigned a mentor, and on a monthly basis, may attend special events/functions with guest speakers. This internship will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with the City and gain an overall view of municipal government through the opportunity to work with multiple city departments and outside agencies. 


The following duties are normal for this classification.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Create a GIS layer and map of office and industrial sites in the city.
  • Calculate square footage of office, commercial and retail space in the downtown and other areas.
  • Researching and compiling information as it relates to demographic data, workforce data, business data, Dublin’s industry data, etc.
  • Complete Civic Plus training and update and edit Economic Development webpages.
  • Helping to design a disaster preparedness program, to include flyers, program guides, training materials, the compilation and tracking of results across the city, and assisting in the preparation of reports on the program.
  • Contacting community members who have demonstrated volunteer and community-mindedness in the past to solicit neighborhood volunteers for the new disaster preparedness program.
  • Scheduling and coordinating workshops for the training of disaster service volunteers.
  • Additional specific learning objectives may be tailored to the interests of the student.


The City of Dublin is located in eastern Alameda County, approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco.  The City was incorporated in 1982 with a population of 63,421 within 14.59 square miles.  Dublin’s strategic “crossroad” location at the intersection of Interstate 580 and 680 has made the City freeway close and conveniently accessible to the Bay Area with two BART stations.



The City of Dublin is continually striving to enhance the services provided to our customers.  The City organization is committed to creating a challenging and rewarding environment in which all employees representing the City are motivated to respond to the needs of the City’s customers.  In setting high standards for ourselves, we take pride in:

  • Being a responsive and proactive City team, in touch with the changing needs and expectations of the Dublin community.
  • Providing the highest level of quality service in all City programs and activities.
  • Promoting a “can do” attitude using common sense along with technical/professional knowledge.
  • Being committed to high professional standards.  A professional attitude encourages an objective approach to analyses of issues.
  • Providing information and resources to our customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

Ideal Candidate


1.  Education:  Applicants must be current college students and have achieved senior status in a four-year degree program (during upcoming Fall academic year) or be enrolled in a graduate program. Academic course work should be related to business or public administration or a related field.

2.  Experience:  Experience or course work in public administration and/or general office practices is desirable but not required.

3.  Licenses, Certificates and Special Requirements:  Positions require a valid California Class C driver's license to be secured prior to employment and maintained current as a condition of continued City employment.


  • Basic principles and fundamentals related to local government operating functions such as City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, Community Development, Public Works, Police Services, or Parks and Community Services Department.
  • Modern office practices, methods, procedures and computer equipment
  • Basic research and analysis methods
  • Basic business data processing principles and the use of personal computers and word processing software.


  • Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Type accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Research and compile technical and financial information.
  • Compose routine correspondence.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Other than statutory law, AB1522 (CA Paid Sick Leave law), there are no benefits for part-time, temporary/seasonal positions.  The City does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare contribution.  In lieu of Social Security, the City will contribute 1.5% of the employee’s salary on the employee’s behalf to the PARS Alternate Retirement System.

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