There are no employment positions currently available. To be considered for future openings, please forward your application to Georgette Steffens, Executive Director.
The Downtown Albany BID’s intern program provides an excellent opportunity for emerging business leaders to acquire professional skills and connections. Interns are vital in the successful coordination and implementation of important programs and initiatives, and each is given at least one major project to manage during their BID tenure.
Internships are available during the fall, spring and summer. While most interns are junior or senior level in college, on occassion the BID will consider exceptional college sophomore, freshman or high school students candidates.
Although BID internships are unpaid, parking is provided, the experience is rewarding and the potential contacts made invaluable. Interns play an important part working side by side expert staff. Working in downtown Albany, gives interns an exciting urban work environment and the ability to meet and network with a variety of business leaders. Many interns have graduated and taken positions in commercial real estate, technology, marketing and various other industries. Over the past several years, the BID has had interns from the SUNY at Albany, The College of Saint Rose, Siena College, Syracuse as well as other local and regional colleges and universities. Working with the college or University, the BID can provide feedback that will result in internships credit based on the school’s guidelines.
General Requirements :
Director of Marketing
MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, ENGLISH, GRAPHIC DESIGN, NEW MEDIA, FILM OR OTHER RELATED STUDIES
Work with the Marketing Director to maintain communications with merchants, businesses and the general public. Write press releases announcing BID activities and events and follow up with media for coverage. Assist with grand openings of new businesses.
Assist with maintaining an accurate and up-to-date website and socia media channel(s). Tasks include copy writing, image selection and creation of a monthly website communications plan. Video creation and basic knowledge of html a plus.
Help carry out the BID’s twice yearly fixed price dining promotion. Includes ongoing correspondence with participating restaurants, coordination of menus and gift certificates, delivery of materials and input on advertising.
To be considered for a Marketing and Communications Internship at the Downtown Albany BID, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples that best highlight your craft to the contact listed above. Your application is needed prior to discussing internship particulars. Electronic submissions please.
Business Development Manager
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM, ENGLISH, URBAN PLANNING, GENERAL BUSINESS
ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Assist with maintaining the business development section of the BID web site. Tasks include copy writing, image selection and available space updates.
To be considered for an internship at the Downtown Albany BID, please send a resume and cover letter to the contact listed above. Electronic submissions please.