Economic Development Intern
Job Details
Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Job Description

The Metro Atlanta Chamber Economic Development Department is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and expanding quality jobs to the 29-county metro-Atlanta region. This objective, in part, helps to grow the region’s global connectivity around the world and helps local companies find opportunities abroad. Targeted ecosystems include Bioscience/Health IT, Smart Cities, Supply Chain/Advanced Manufacturing and technology and their subclusters. The Department does this work through a variety of methods, but relies heavily on its partners at the state, utility companies, local economic development organizations (EDOs), and educational institutions.


Primary projects: Under the direction of the Director of the Economic Development team, the intern will perform the following duties:


  • Assist in the logistics of meetings, events, and conferences. Sometimes these events will involve working cross-departmentally with other teams at MAC;
  • Assist in special interest projects and initiatives for the Ecosystem Expansion Directors, scope may involve Global Health, Smart Cities, Supply Chain, Technology, Creative Media, etc.
  • Complete Expense Reports and Budget Consolidation as needed for the Ecosystem Expansion Directors, adhering to code guidelines set by the Finance Department;
  • Assist in scheduling for the Director and Chief Economic Development Officer;
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines when providing project management assistance to the Project Management team;
  • Prepare and update marketing collateral for various initiatives;
  • Verify, maintain, and update internal databases; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



General knowledge:

  • Business intelligence
  • Finance
  • Industries and companies in metro Atlanta
  • Market research
  • Metro Atlanta counties and city's locations


  • Ability to work at a fast pace and respond effectively to changing requests
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Advanced research skills
  • Analytical capability
  • Customer-centered
  • Motivation to learn
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team skills


  • Ability to work independently and juggle multiple priorities
  • Customer-centered
  • Detail orientation
  • Diplomacy
  • Persistence
  • Resourceful
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
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