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POLICY INNOVATION
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

– AUGUST 2024 

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION North Carolina Central University and The Office of James Mitchell offer paid internships to Senior or Junior undergraduates for an opportunity to learn the workings of an At-Large City Council Member and directly participate in serving the people of Charlotte, NC. Mr. Mitchell has been involved in multiple leadership organizations in the community, including serving as Vice President of the Black Political Caucus and President of Focus on Leadership, Save-the-Seed, Black Data Processing Association, Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County, President of National League of Cities, and NCCU Board of Trustees. Policy Innovation Interns (P.I.I.) will have the opportunity to contribute to impactful projects that play a crucial role in shaping Charlotte’s residential experience. This internship provides an opportunity to apply ethical, technical, business knowledge and showcase analytical strength and creative problem-solving skills. Our P.I.I. will gain hands-on experience, expand skill sets and make a meaningful impact on the community. During the academic year of 2024-2025, interns will support the design and implementation of innovative approaches to our ways of working, writing and developing assessments, and developing effective communication strategies. Responsibilities will require strong project management skills, exceptional writing skills, problem solving and solution gathering, and effective communication. Winning applicants will possess: • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills. • Deadline-driven with an elevated level of organizational and planning skills. • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills. • Global mindset to grow in a diverse work environment. • Initiative, team oriented and collaborative skills. PROGRAM MISSION Our decisions and actions affect people’s lives, and we strive to help create outstanding professional experiences for students, community partners, and a new model for the university. This program offers an inclusive point of view that benefits all stakeholders as interns strategize ways to successfully implement priorities produced by The City of Charlotte. CHARLOTTE PRIORITIES: • Affordable Housing • Digital Accessibility • Small and Minority Business • Economic Development • Workforce Development • Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) • Public Safety REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATION AND APPLICATION We invite you to apply to be a part of our innovative and collaborative team, where contributions matter. Our paid internship program is designed to immerse students in a dynamic learning environment, featuring a blend of developmental and social activities. REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: • A Senior or Junior undergraduate with a completion of a minimum of one year of university studies at North Carolina Central University. • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. • Must have no public records of criminal conduct. We will conduct social media and background checks. • A minimum 3.0 GPA and a proven record of accomplishment of teamwork, professionalism, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity. • Available to work part-time, remotely (10 hours per week), for 2024-2025 academic year during the program. • Please note that intern housing, housing stipend and per diem is not provided. • A recommendation letter from two professors from within the applicant’s department. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Frequent evaluations will be conducted. Weekly progress meetings, performance measures and weekly deliverables are required to continue with the program. If requirements are not met, termination of intern from the program will be determined by Mr. James Mitchell and another applicant will be prepared to enter the program. APPLICATION PROCESS: • Submit request for application to James.Mitchell@charlottenc.gov by April 15, 2024. Call 704-617-0399 for questions. • Student will receive access to an online application portal where recommendation letters, interview videos and applications can be completed and uploaded. • Mr. James Mitchell will select seven interns for the program through a final application process.

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