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Internships

The Partnership internship program includes seasonal internships in the organization’s various departments including marketing and communications, business development, research, public policy, Chamber and investor relations.

Advocacy & Public Policy Intern

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Intern to the Advocacy and Public Policy Team. The Alliance for Regional Transportation, The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute are both programs that fall under the Partnership’s Policy Team. The intern is a member of that team and will be supervised by the Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy. The intern is also expected to contribute to the overall performance of the organization by preparing the team through the completion of tasks and procedures aimed to create efficiencies. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if they are similar, related, or logical assignments in support of the mission.

Partnership interns are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Intern is always expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Advantages of the internship include:

  • Learning about the Orlando region and the private sector businesses
  • Learning how to develop relationships and build fundraising efforts in our region
  • Learning how to use programs and events to engage and involve investors
  • Learning how to prioritize workload
  • Networking opportunities to make job contacts with the top companies in the region

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, the Intern provides support in a team working relationship. The Intern must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Intern will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The Intern completes a broad variety of tasks including updating contact lists, supporting events, writing content for social media and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, presentations and agendas.

PLI Alumni Database Campaigns & Redistricting:

  • Update and maintain the PLI Alumni database, create a professional, customizable directory, make changes based on redistricting
  • Track campaigns/races for local, state and federal races impacting our work
  • Update Salesforce lists as needed

Programming and Events:

  • Assist in all aspects of preparation for events including but not limited to:
    • DC Fly-In
    • Tallahassee Drive-up
    • ART Educational Series
    • Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI)
    • Legislative Update
    • External Committee Meetings

Content Creation:

  • Develop and post social media content in a timely manner
  • Develop bios and background papers for meetings
  • Working with colleagues to obtain materials (agendas, speaking notes, outlines, etc.)
  • Craft emails to external audiences on advocacy initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft TEAMs and Social Media web platforms
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, external stakeholders and investors
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response

Please forward resume and letter of interest to: Christine.Aponte@Orlando.org

Strategic Engagement Intern

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Intern. The Internship is paid and reports to the Associate Director of the Strategic Engagement team.

Partnership interns are expected to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. They may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members. The Intern is always expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Advantages of the internship include:

  • Learning about the Orlando region and the private sector businesses
  • Learning how to develop relationships and build fundraising efforts in our region
  • Learning how to use programs and events to engage and involve investors
  • Learning how to prioritize workload
  • Networking opportunities to make job contacts with the top companies in the region

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Intern is tasked with learning and developing crucial skills that will help build a successful career while earning real-world experience in the workplace. The position is designed for active engagement in all aspects of the Strategic Engagement team, with opportunities to collaborate across divisions. This position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week with a six-month commitment (preferably one year but dates are open for discussion). Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis with “touch-base” meetings as needed. Activities and assignments may include:

Chamber & Investor Communication:    

  • Manage women’s resources web page updates
  • Assist in compiling news and communications for various newsletters
  • Collaborate with member and investor profile stories creation
  • Help create & execute a robust social media strategy and calendar for the Orlando Regional Chamber and investors on the Orlando
  • Economic Partnership platforms with the goal of increasing engagement (work with Associate Director & Marketing)
  • Research tools to streamline news tracking for investors and members

Database:

  • Data projects in Salesforce and database updates as needed
  • Prospective investor and member research
  • Create unique reports for the team to utilize

Administrative:

  • Administrative support as needed for the team
  • Co-host for external Zoom meetings
  • Draft PowerPoint presentations for Chamber programs and meetings
  • Create prospect profiles for investor prospect meetings

QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Organized and performs tasks with a high degree of accuracy and minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Comfortable interacting with high level executives and government officials
  • Friendly and positive can-do attitude
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or masters in a related field

Please forward resume and letter of interest to: Nicole.Bell@Orlando.org

About the Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership unifies our community’s strategies to create a more prosperous economy for all.

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