The city demonstrates its dedication to the growth and development
of our future workforce by offering internship opportunities to undergraduate students, graduate students and
select undergraduate program graduates (see eligibility requirements below). The internship
program provides a professional environment by which these students and graduates can gain meaningful work
experience as they prepare for their intended careers.
What You Will Give
The city has embraced a set of values that are expected to guide an intern's experiences during their time spent with
the city. Those values are:
- Customer Service: The adoption of the city's promise to "treat everyone as we would wish to be treated"
- Employee Ownership: A commitment to, and an understanding of the link between one's work and the department's and the city's strategic goals
- Positive Outlook: A way of working to meet or exceed performance expectations despite obstacles
- Technical Skills: The application of knowledge, judgment and skills to accomplish one's job effectively and efficiently
- Leadership: Creating a positive environment through influencing others to reach the department's and the city's strategic goals
In addition, the internship program requires interns to immerse themselves in the process of
public service and to make significant contributions toward the completion of an important task or project, one
that is meaningful to them and to the division in which they are working.
What You Will Get
Interns work under the direction of a designated city leader performing specific and general job duties that prepares
them successfully to enter the workforce upon graduation.
Interns earn $9.90 per hour and as hourly, paid employees in temporary positions are eligible for benefits of temporary employees
(holidays, pro-rated sick leave, civil leave, funeral leave and military leave).
Where You Can Go From Here
As a graduate of the internship program, you may use your experience in any career field you choose.
Some alumni have chosen to continue in public service and apply for open positions with the city
while others will go on to private, nonprofit and academic careers.
How To Get Started
To be considered for internship opportunities, applicants are required to submit an
online application through the city's
online database (ROSS). To begin the journey that will change your life, start by completing an online application.
The Selection Process
Selection to the internship program is a competitive application process.
An individual must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student, be enrolled as a graduate student, or be a
recent college graduate of an undergraduate program.
Undergraduate Students: If enrolled as an undergraduate student, the
individual must be enrolled at an accredited institution and be in good academic standing according to
that institution’s standards. The student must be registered for courses during the internship period.
Summer interns do not have to be enrolled in summer school, but must be enrolled for the upcoming fall
semester. The individual must have completed 60 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative 2.0
grade point average.
Graduate Students: If enrolled as a graduate student, the individual must be
enrolled at an accredited institution and be in good academic standing according to that institution's
standards. The student must be registered for courses during the internship period. Summer interns do
not have to be enrolled in summer school, but must be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester. The
individual must have obtained a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
Recent College Graduates: If a recent college graduate of an undergraduate
program, the individual must have obtained their degree within the past two years from an accredited
institution and the individual must have obtained a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average. The
individual must also have been accepted into a graduate program which is scheduled to begin within
12 months of the hire date.
An individual must be a U.S. citizen or have legal non-citizen residence status, and a student is required to present proof of such eligibility prior to beginning work.
Fall and Spring interns may work up to 20 hours per week. The formal internship program in the Fall and Spring
terms is 12 weeks long. Summer interns may work up to 40 hours per week period. The formal internship program
in the Summer is eight weeks long.
The Application Process
Please follow all instructions on the application in detail. A complete and accurate application is necessary and interviews will
not be granted unless a completed application and an official college transcript are on file with the Internship Program Coordinator.
Applicants will be required to submit an online application through the city's
database (ROSS). Applications will
only be accepted during designated hiring windows.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications, but
must be included as an attachment for supplemental information.
A current, unofficial college transcript must be included with the online application. Upon offer of
employment, applicants are required to submit a letter of approval from their academic advisor/counselor
confirming their academic and enrollment standing.
A cover letter is required and must include the following information: academic major, area of professional
interest, and city department(s) in which the applicant would most like to complete an internship.
- Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be processed.
- Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the position will not be considered for employment.
Applications, resumes, transcripts, letters of reference, recommendations and other information submitted will become the
property of the city and cannot be returned.