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2016 Municipal Intern Program Guidelines and Application for Students

The Local Government Academy Municipal Intern Program began in 1995 with the goal of providing a service to municipal governments by placing graduate and undergraduate students in full-time summer internships focused on a particular municipal project. Students who participate in the program gain valuable real-world, public-sector experience. Click here to download the guidelines.

Details for the 2016 Municipal Intern Program:

  • Municipal intern projects have been announced!  Click here to learn what projects are available. For an overview of 2015 projects click here. A listing of projects from the program’s history can be found here.
  • Students met with municipal representatives at the Municipal Intern Fair, Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12pm in Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.  Students from all colleges and universities were invited to attend.
  • Municipal interns have been chosen for this year’s projects! Congratulations and good luck!


Interns benefit from:

  • Practical experience in local government
  • Completion of a quality project, and copies of reports to supplement their resume
  • Experience in interpersonal communication, group dynamics and organizational politics
  • Networking with local government practitioners and other interns, making contacts for possible future employment
  • Learning from others through coaching, supervision and mentoring
  • Bridging the gap between academic and professional worlds