internship program

The Center for Local Government Internship Program is intended to connect college students with member jurisdictions seeking interns. The program allows jurisdictions to fill out an intern request form that the Center forwards to participating academic departments at universities across the region. The departments then inform their students about the open positions and where to apply. Applicants fill out the application and email it to Applications are then forwarded to the jurisdiction, who process the application following their own hiring procedures. The specifics of the position, (duration, pay, hours etc.) are the decision of the participating jurisdiction. We have included helpful documents below to assist members with developing the position. If you are interested in hosting an intern please fill out the Internship Request Form below and email to  If you already have a job description developed for the position, please fill out the Alternate Request Form and submit it with your job description. Intern Requests may be submitted at any time, however coordinating openings around the beginning of the academic semester will encourage a greater number of applicants.


ICMA Internship Toolkit

DOL Internship Pay Guidelines

Internship Program Request Form

Intern Request Form Alternate

SOCHE Internship Program