The Mid-America Regional Council, the Kansas City region’s metropolitan planning organization and association of city and county governments, is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the office of the Executive Director. The intern will assist with special projects and occasional online research for the Executive Director, and provide administrative support to the Executive Assistant, including assistance with managing the Executive Director’s complex calendar, assisting in the preparation of Board of Directors agenda packets and meeting summaries, helping with meeting preparation, and responding to phone calls and emails in a timely manner. While the job duties will be primarily administrative, this position offers exposure to a wide variety of regional initiatives and an opportunity to meet local government and civic leaders.
The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a master’s level program in urban planning or public administration, with educational and/or past work experience in public administration, nonprofit, local government or a related field. Strong research, analytical and writing skills are necessary. This internship role requires flexibility and maturity in working with the public, local government professionals, elected officials, and internal staff; and in managing data, time, tasks, and communications. The intern must be a strong team player and a person who is curious, open to and eager for new learning opportunities doing important and responsible work.
Applicants should have experience in using desktop computers, office equipment and Microsoft Office software. In particular, the position requires proficiency in using Outlook to schedule meetings and send/respond to emails, and in composing and editing documents in Word. Excellent oral and written communication skills (including spelling and grammar) are essential. MARC is seeking someone who can work 15-20 hours per week, the scheduling of which will be flexible.
How to Apply
Internships are classified as hourly positions with no benefits and will be paid at the rate of $13/hour. MARC offers an attractive team-oriented work environment. MARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/V/D