Municipal Internship Program

Darrian Rice New Castle copy (3)Municipal Internship Program

The purpose of the Municipal Internship Program is to provide a service to communities by placing students from graduate and undergraduate programs at local colleges and universities in municipalities, authorities and Councils of Governments to complete summer internships.

Local Government Academy is pleased to, once again offer the 12-week Municipal Intern Program, with funding support from Allegheny County, the Butler County Council of Governments, the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Governor’s Center for Local Government Services.  Areas not currently served should contact Preston Shimer, LGA Executive Director  to request a proposal to participate in the 2016 program. Click here for additional information.

Students: Click here for more information. 

Municipalities: Click here for more information. 


2015 Program Overview

Click here to learn about the 2015 MIP Projects
Click here to watch the 2015 MIP end-of-the-summer video featuring all 18 interns.
Click here to view photos from the 2015 MIP Recognition Luncheon. 



2014 Program Overview

The 2014 Municipal Intern Program placed 19 students in various municipalities and authorities in five southwestern Pennsylvania counties. The interns completed work on GIS and GPS mapping, blight and abandonment surveys, personnel policy manuals, and planning and zoning projects. To learn more about the 2014 interns and their projects, click here.