Length of Internship:
August 26, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Internship Industry:
  • Enthusiasm for community/economic development
  • Interest in gaining and applying new computing and digital marketing skills
  • Self-starter with basic computing skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet search engines)
  • Experience with WordPress/HTML, Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS a plus
  • Ability to research or learn to perform market research
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to work with a team or group


Educational opportunities in this position include economic development; market research techniques, business planning methods; report preparation and presentation skills. Key skills development include market research techniques; financial modeling; business analysis; web and social media development and management; communications; and presentation techniques.

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Intern will contribute to the Economic Development program by providing digital marketing support using existing websites and social media channels; developing new marketing presentations, reports, and graphic materials; completing market research and reports; supporting Startup Challenge marketing and implementation; participating in the annual former Fort Ord Jobs Survey; and other tasks as assigned. Intern will work under supervision of the FORA Economic Development Manager.

About Fort Ord Reuse Authority

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is responsible for the oversight of Monterey Bay area economic recovery from the closure of and reuse planning of the former Fort Ord military base. The former Fort Ord was/is located on the California coastline near the Monterey Peninsula consisting of 45 square miles/28,000 acres. More information about FORA can be found here: www.Fora.org.

FORA’s Economic Development program focuses on advancing regional economic recovery goals established in the 1997 Base Reuse Plan (BRP). Program strategies include: building on regional economic strengths; engaging regional partners & stakeholders; developing and maintain information resources; pursuing new and retaining existing businesses; and measuring and reporting progress on goals. More information about the Economic Development program and initiatives can be found here: www.OrdForward.org.