Gain experience through the Economic Development Board's Fellowship Program. Graduating seniors and recent graduates from ALL disciplines are encouraged to apply! Multiple positions are open. Salary is $23.67/hour.
The Economic Development Fellowship* provides graduating seniors and recent graduates an opportunity to participate in the following focus areas:
Economic Research and Program Development Fellow
Tourism and Hospitality Fellow
Workforce Innovation and Public Policy Fellow
Fellows are primarily responsible for the continued coordination of county-wide programs that support the local economy in addition to:
The ideal candidates will have an interest or degree in Political Science/Politics, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Law, Business, Public Administration/Policy, Urban Policy, Statistics, Sociology, Tourism/Hospitality, and/or Humanities, and possess:
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is a small, dynamic public agency involved with a broad range of public policy issues and innovative programs impacting Sonoma County. Our diverse economy includes a world-class wine region, stunning natural resources, a burgeoning craft food and beverage sector, dozens of tourist destinations, a strong manufacturing and tech sector, a growing health care sector, and vibrant small business and creative communities. The EDB is committed to the vitality of Sonoma County, providing services that encourage the startup, retention, and expansion of local businesses and jobs. To learn more about the EDB, please visit www.sonomaedb.org.
*The Fellowship is only open to applicants who had/will have their Bachelor's degree conferred between July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 (e.g. obtained a Bachelor's degree during Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, or Spring 2020).
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.