Jobs | Internships

Internship Program Overview
The Downtown Albany BID’s intern program provides an excellent opportunity for emerging business leaders to acquire professional skills and connections. Internships are available during the fall, spring and summer. While most interns are junior or senior level in college, on occasion the BID will consider exceptional college sophomore students as potential candidates. As projects arise, we also look for graduate students with specific skills sets.

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. Working with the College or University, the BID can provide feedback that will result in internships credit based on the school’s guidelines. Credit is required for all BID Internships.

General Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to take initiative and work independently when necessary
  • Excellent communication, writing and computer skills
  • Semester long internship - work shifts must be a minimum of four hours
  • Ability to maneuver through the BID district to make personal contact with business owners
  • Ability to distribute promotional materials throughout the BID. Engage with downtown property owners, managers and businesses to share information on resources, activities and events. Collect information from businesses on their perceptions and needs and challenges

To apply for an internship, please send the following to the indicated contact:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are seeking an internship with the BID
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript (please note: an overall GPA of 3.2 is desired)
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor at your institution
  • A letter of reference from a professional contact

All required materials should be sent together in one application email

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