Information for Students:

Paid internships provide students who are considering a career in government an opportunity for real world experience. Local governments have also found that internships are a great way to get projects completed by enthusiastic students anxious to show what they can do.

Each year, the Local Government Academy brings students and potential employers together at the Municipal Internship Fair. The intern fair is scheduled for March 27, 2019, where leaders of various governing bodies across southwest Pennsylvania will meet face-to-face with hopeful grads and undergrads. The Project Selection Committee decides upon a diverse pool of submitted projects, covering planning and zoning, budget and finance, economic development, infrastructure, code enforcement, community outreach, sustainability, municipal operations, and public safety.

Pre-registration for the Municipal Internship Fair is closed, but you can still attend the Municipal Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 27, at 12:00 p.m. at University of Pittsburgh at the William Pitt Union. This will be your first opportunity to make an impression with your potential internship employer and will not only elevate you as a candidate for the position, but grant you the opportunity to discover which project is your ideal fit. Bring copies of your resume and read through the guidelines.


The 2019 Projects:

Below is a list of selected projects from local municipalities and government organizations that will be hosting an intern this year. For full descriptions of each project, download the PDF.

Student Application:

Preregistration is now closed. If you have not submitted your application, you may register at the Municipal Intern Fair with a copy of your resume. Make sure to read the MIP guidelines.