Public Management Intern
11/30/2021 5:00 PM Central
The City of Newton is seeking a graduate student to intern in the City Manager’s Office. Are you a self-motivated, energetic person who would love to experience multiple aspects of the city? If so please apply now.
This position is open to Master level students current enrolled at an university. Eligible applicants should complete the application and include three references, attach a letter of recommendation from a facility staff member and any other information they wish the interview team to consider.
The graduate local government intern will work in various departments to assist with special projects under the direction of his or her assigned supervisor. The intern will play a leading role in coordinating, facilitating, and managing city projects that require the involvement of multiple city departments. He or she will be given the opportunity to interact with department heads and attend high-level meetings, and to be exposed to the responsibilities of each department and current local government issues. There will be opportunities for networking, one-on-one mentoring, and feedback on a regular basis to assist with professional development. The intern will also perform tasks and daily activities in support of the office of the city manager. The intern’s interests and goals will be taken into account for special projects.
The Public Management Intern can expect to have a wide range of opportunities that may include (but not limited to) the following:
- Manage special projects
- Support assigned department with daily activities
- Attend meetings- both public meetings and with department heads
- Draft reports detailing research
- Make recommendations to the City Manager
- Participate in budget process
Experience: This is an entry-level management internship.
Education: Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy or similar.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skills: Knowledge of mathematics and science preferred. Must be able to use and read a tape measure, operate electronic devices (i.e., computer, iPad, cell phone), and a willingness to learn how to operate small mowers, hand tools, and small electrical motors.
Decision Making: Decision making is limited in this position but will have some latitude.
Accountability: Employee will assist in preparing documents in a timely manner. Employee also is responsible for taking messages and routing information accurately. In addition, the employee is sometimes privy to sensitive and/or confidential information and is expected to guard the confidentiality of the information. Employee is responsible for funds collected.
Personal Relations: Continual contact with other city departments and the public will involve both the exchange and interpretation of information with people at a number of levels both inside and outside the agency. Ability to work as a team and cover duties at the reception desk as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADAA employer.