From Samantha Lowell:
She notes that “Although this says “intern,” remember the one year intern position is for someone who has completed a MPA.”
City Manager’s Office
Salary: $35,257 Annually
This position is a one year, full-time internship ideal for the university student who has completed the academic coursework required for a Master’s of Public Administration. The position will also provide exposure to other City departments through various special projects and assignments. Former interns have worked on projects such as the annual city budget, compensation and benefits survey, employee satisfaction survey, policy writing, bid evaluations, grant and award applications, bargaining unit negotiations, retirement plan enhancements, interview panels, performance measures, investigation of workplace issues, analysis of workers compensation data, development of risk allocation and stop loss programs, and presentations to City staff and the governing body. Interns have also served as members of the City’s Management Team, allowing them to work alongside department heads and other senior management.
The successful applicant will be motivated, self-initiating and able to take on new challenges with enthusiasm. This position is designed to develop the leadership and technical skills of the intern while providing the City with highly capable staff support. Former interns now serve in Lawrence and other cities in positions such as management analyst, finance analyst, assistant director of public works, budget manager, and assistant city manager.
Time Off: Up to 12 days per year
Holidays: 9 days per year
MUST Submit ONLINE Application By:
Monday, March 5, 2012