Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

The Center for Community and Economic Development seeks applicants for undergraduate internship positions several times per year (typically fall, spring, and summer).  CCED interns work on various community and economic development projects, as well as the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Responsibilities include research assistance, marketing assistance, database management, and clerical support. An abundance of professional development and networking opportunities are made available to the Center’s interns. Desired candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills and be able to operate appropriately in a professional work environment. The ability to complete work by prescribed deadlines and attention to detail are important. A background in Public Administration, Political Science, Geography, Communications, Graphic Design, or Business is preferred, but not required.

Interns gain professional office experience, learn about the field of community and economic development, and have access to various networking opportunities with Arkansas leaders as well as many others from all across the United States.

Please reach out to CCED staff if you are interested in this opportunity!



Javier Hernandez“Being an intern at CCED allowed me to gain professional development skills, open the door to a new career path and get a behind-the-scenes look at community and economic development!”

Javier Hernandez, Spring 2020





“My time as an intern at the CCED gave me the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills and cultivate partnerships with people in my field. I gained experience in marketing and communication, writing, event planning and leadership. I also formed incredibly important professional relationships with my supervisors and became more familiar with the community and economic development field in Arkansas, which I expect will benefit me in the future as I pursue a career in the public sector.”

Greta Hacker, Summer 2019