Intern With The City
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN GOVERNMENT?
Summer internships are now available through the City of Galveston!
Interns will be given an opportunity to work with City departments such as Public Information Office, Emergency Management, Finance, Information Technology, and Parks & Recreation. Projects and work assignments vary by department and are designed to give each intern a broad overview and experience in local government operations. Through this internship program, interns can earn college credit and a salary, investigate personal interest and goals, network with government professionals, expand knowledge of local government, and research a career path in the public governmental sector.
Ready to apply?
The City of Galveston is launching its 2019 Summer Internship Program and seeks students who are currently completing coursework towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Interns are being hired to develop job skills, clarify career direction, and gain specific skills while completing degree requirements unless the City permits deviations as described under the “Qualifications” Section below. Interns are expected to work a minimum of ten (10) hours per week for up to a continuous 12-week period (late May to early August). The Summer Internship Program allows for paid positions for the entire duration of the Internship period. Interns are not entitled to any other benefits provided by the City to its Employees.
To enhance the experience during and after the Internship, the City has developed a program that includes on-the-job training, learning and development opportunities, strategic engagement, and performance evaluation.
Interns will have an opportunity to work with one of the following City Departments: Communications/Public Relations, Emergency Management, Finance, Information Technology (GIS and Support), and Parks and Recreation. Projects and work assignments vary by department and are designed to give each Intern a broad overview and experience in local government operations.
Through the City’s Summer Internship Program, Interns can (1) earn college credit and a salary; (2) investigate personal interest and goals; (3) network with government professionals; (4) expand knowledge of local government; (5) apply, develop, and challenge the increased knowledge base; and (6) research a career path in the public governmental sector.
Applicants must currently be completing coursework towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or other field related to the operations of state or local government. Applicants must have completed at least 25% of the required course curriculum from an accredited college or university. Applicants are allowed to work in the City’s Internship Program while working towards their respective degree so long as they are actively pursuing the required degree. In addition, the City will allow individuals to be considered for the Program if they have earned a qualified degree within six (6) months of applying for a position. Applicants should possess an interest in government service and be able to provide leadership, interpersonal skills, and participation in team projects.
Interested individuals must submit an application through the Career Portal on the City’s website. The City will require applicants to submit one of the following during the interview process: (1) official transcript; (2) unofficial transcript; or (3) unofficial transcript marked “issued to student.” Résumés may be submitted, but will not be accepted in lieu of the required online application.
The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. The City seeks to attract exceptional individuals from a variety of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds who are representative of the City of Galveston’s diverse community and surrounding areas.