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City of Batavia, NY, Administrative Student Intern (Grade IV), City Manager’s Office

The City of Batavia, NY is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist with community development strategies to prevent home foreclosures, monitor existing vacant/zombie properties in the City and assist with developing and implementing redevelopment strategies of vacant homes.  This would be an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of community development and municipal operations while working under a professional Council-Manager form of government.


  • Assist in writing news releases, media alerts and other stories.

  • Update and assist in developing a database of existing vacant homes; to include field inventories and street assessments.

  • Help with development of PSAs and content for social media and web site.

  • Assist in organizing and implementation of awareness of foreclosure prevention services.

  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.

  • May be required to meet with City staff, other government representatives and non-profit agencies.

  • May include evening meetings.

  • Analyze and evaluate applicability of collected data.

  • Write memos, prepare presentations.

  • Perform assignments as directed relating to planning, economic development, building codes, zoning codes, redevelopment initiatives, and plan development.

  • Assist in coordinating various meetings, responding to citizen inquiries, answering telephone calls, and draft correspondence.

  • Provide research on various issues and topics.


Qualifications: In order to perform well in this position, the following are important:


  • Be a self-starter and independent thinker who can easily adapt to a fast pace working environment.

  • Be computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2013, PowerPoint, Excel). Knowledge of Access a plus, but not required.

  • Possess excellent research skills, and be an effective communicator, both written and oral.

  • Possess the ability to demonstrate accuracy, integrity, confidentiality and good professional judgement.

  • Have an interest in local government and learning more about the field.

  • Possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.


Candidates must have graduated from high school or have a high school e­quivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited or New York State Registered college or university.

Salary and Details:

  • The position pays $12.22/hour and reports directly to the City Manager.

  • The student is expected to work between 15 – 35 hours/week depending on class schedule.The majority of those hours will be spent at Batavia City Hall during its operating day between 8:30am and 4:30pm.Some work may be able to be accomplished remotely, depending on the assignment.The internship will run from May 2017 through September 2018.

  • Minimal driving may be involved; and students will be reimbursed for any mileage incurred during the workday.

If desired, this position may be able to fulfill individual school/program internship requirements.  The City is willing to work with the candidate’s educational institution to meet and document needed requirements if this is a goal for the candidate who is selected. 


If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter by April 7, 2017 to:

Dawn Fairbanks

Human Resource Specialist

City of Batavia Bureau of Personnel

One City Centre, Batavia, NY  14020


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