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Credits and Incentives Intern - Fall 2024



Why are long tenures and low turnover rates the norm at DMA? When you are an employee owned company, you are all about your employees, and here is proof:

  • 2023 Great Places to Work Certified
  • Modern, laid back office environment
  • Fun, entrepreneurial culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Leadership team invested in the development, success, and happiness of our employees.
  • "Live and work like a DMA Employee-Owner”: We focus on work/life balance, mental health, and the overall wellness of our employees.

We have created a world-class organization where our employee-owners are empowered to always act in the interest of our clients, share ideas, and create distinctive client experiences. We hire outstanding people with positive attitudes, great communication, and a willingness to learn and grow.

Position Summary

The Credits & Incentives Intern (C&I Intern) supports DMA’s Credits & Incentives team with site selection analysis, incentive research, incentive procurement and other incentives consulting services. The C&I Intern will also support strategic internal initiatives including marketing and communication efforts. The C&I Intern can expect to learn how businesses and real estate developers engage with municipal and state governments to enable capital projects. The C&I Intern will support proposals and presentations and may have the opportunity to observe public meetings as a part of an incentive procurement process.

Learning Objectives

The C&I Intern will gain an understanding of how private businesses interact with governmental and non-governmental entities to enable valuable economic development projects. As a part of the program, the C&I Intern will have the opportunity to lead a mock project, including evaluation of site alternatives, preparation of requests for proposal (RFP) for economic development entities, incentive negotiations and presentation a project for incentive approval in a mock public meeting. The C&I Intern will get experience in a variety of industries which may include real estate development utilities, renewables, manufacturing, R&D and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in credits & incentives procurement projects for DMA clients
  • Assists with incentive compliance deadlines, data collection, data review and reporting
  • Researches, documents and assesses available incentive opportunities
  • Gains knowledge of state, local, federal and utility incentives
  • Supports team members in execution of client projects
  • Communicates with state, local and other economic development officials
  • Collects, analyzes and manages client data
  • Assists in completion of incentive applications
  • Prepares presentations and reports
  • Observes and contributes to incentive negotiations and approvals

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree track in accounting, finance, economics, real estate or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License