University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/28/17

Spring 2018 Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the spring 2018 semester. Students with an interest in community engagement, urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied.

General project topics may include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st-century city planning, community/neighborhood development and transportation. Applicants should come with an idea of the general topic s/he may want to explore further as it relates to the 149th Assembly District.

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position but college credit can be applied depending on your institution.

To be considered, applicants should send a resume to rebecca@seanryanassembly.com and fill out this questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/r99hku83Foq8CGjD3.

Tuesday
11/21/17

Electric Boat Summer Internship Opportunity Deadline to apply is January 5

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

2018 SUMMER INTERNSHIP REQUISITIONS ARE OPEN!

The 2018 Summer Internships have been posted to the GDEB website. Candidates can apply online at www.gdeb.com/careers from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 until Friday, January 5, 2018. Applications submitted after January 5, 2018 will not be considered.

2018 Summer Internship Offerings:

  •     Engineering
    ·         Program Representatives

2018 Summer Internship Requirements:

  •     18+ years of age
    ·         US citizen
    ·         At a minimum, completed freshman year prior to the start of the internship
    ·         Currently pursuing a degree and going into sophomore, junior or senior year of college as of May 2018
    ·         Available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum eight (8) consecutive weeks between May 2018 to September 2018

Please note for confidentially reasons Human Resources will only discuss internship application status with the candidate. Information cannot be shared with family members.

Monday
10/23/17

Economic Development Specialist Position at Westminster Economic Development Initiative

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Economic Development Specialist Position Description
Organization: Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.
Position Title: Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Corps (AmeriCorps)
Program Name: Economic Development
Supervisor: Economic Development Director (EDD)
Location: Office at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 with neighborhood travel to local small
businesses.
Organization Mission: WEDI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo,
New York, with a primary focus on the West Side community.
Organization Overview: Since 2007, WEDI has served the City of Buffalo by tutoring children, building
and rehabbing housing, and developing businesses through training, microlending, and a small business
incubation. We primarily work with refugees, immigrants, and low-income individuals with programs and
services tailored to these communities. We have over 350 people interested in small business services
with over 80 operating business startups and over 50 loans disbursed.
Websites: www.wedibuffalo.org / www.westsidebazaar.com
Phone Number: 716- 393-4088
Interested applicants: This position is through AmeriCorps , to learn more about how to apply please
visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps
Primary Purpose and Function
● Guide minimum of 100 small business owners and/or burgeoning entrepreneurs through the
process of starting or expanding a business through the Economic Development Program via
financial literacy, financing, business counseling, and technical assistance training.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
● Recruit prospective and current business owners interested in accessing business training,
technical assistance, and business loans in the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY.
● Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients in financial literacy, credit, and business
counseling, to establish financial stability and help them start or expand a business.
● Support clients in developing business plans, business financials (including interim), and financial
projections.
● Recruit volunteer business coaches, match the coaches with appropriate clients, and manage
these connections.
● Guide clients through the microloan application process adhering to SBA and CDFI standards.
● Assist in the underwriting of credit-building and business loans up to $20,000.
● Log, monitor, and report the information in Loan Management database system.

Possible Functions and Responsibilities
● Support EDD in program development, including statistical analysis, project management, and
other duties as assigned.
● Develop economic development programs to benefit clients and/or other West Side residents.
● Gather research to augment EDD’s current work.
Required Knowledge and Skills
● Strong knowledge of business plans, cash flow models, and other general business topics.
● Strong understanding of lending, including credit history and collateral.
● Strong customer service tendencies, especially in cross-cultural contexts.
● Ability to manage, organize, and update relevant data using both cloud-based and software
database applications, including loan management and outcome tracking systems.
● Ability to create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets.
● Competent in MS Office products, Google products, email and internet applications.
● Fluency in English language, both oral and written.
● Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.
● High accuracy in work, attention to detail.
● Proven oral and written skills.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
● Fluency in Spanish language, Asian/African languages, and/or Arabic.
● Knowledgeable or ability to learn the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY, and
immediate surrounding areas.
● Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field.
Physical Demands
● Sitting in meetings for long periods of time, up to 2 hours at a time.
● Visiting local businesses by car, walking, or public transportation.
● Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
● Frequent oral communication in person and over the phone.
● Ability to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.
Organizational Policy/Procedure Compliance
● Follow all organizational policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
● The organization does not tolerate sexually, violently, or other unlawfully discriminatory actions,
gestures, harassment, or statements. Any of these behaviors are subject to personnel action up
to and including immediate termination. Such actions must be reported to the supervisor
immediately.
● Maintain confidentiality of organizational records and information at all times.
● Maintain a professional but friendly image.
Interested applicants: Visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps