Victor City Local Government Internship Program
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMThe City of Victor’s Local Government Internship Program is designed to attract, develop and mentor individuals interested in pursuing a career in local government. Interns are placed in nearly every City department, including City Administration, Finance, and Planning. Each intern will work under the leadership of a staff person from the department to which they are assigned and will be provided with hands-on experience and specific project responsibility.
The primary objectives of the City's internship program are:
• Provide students with a valuable professional public service experience that will enhance their skills and competencies.
• Give students an opportunity to learn first-hand how city government works.
• Create a new resource for students.
• Discover potential candidates for employment.
• Provide city departments with additional staff support.
This position involves municipal research and analytical work on an entry-level professional basis using various research techniques and methods. Interns study administrative systems, policies, and practices. Interns are given definite work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of problems including, but not limited to: Assisting with field and office studies; responding to inquiries from the public; resolving citizen complaints and concerns; preparing correspondence, notices, memorandums, and reports; collecting and analyzing data and information; and providing general office assistance.
The ideal candidates will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have a combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of administrative and analytical tasks. Although college/university students pursuing a degree in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field are preferred, the City will accept applications from high school seniors who have at least a 3.5-grade point average (GPA) and want to explore a career in local government.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will:
• Communicate well orally and in writing;
• Possess strong computer skills;
• Propose solutions to problems;
• Have an interest in local government; and
• Work independently.
Applicants should have the ability to plan, organize, and carry out administrative assignments and projects; the ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, guidelines, and professional practices; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; working knowledge of personal computer technology and commonly used software applications.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants will need to submit:
1. A completed Internship Program Application form (see attached).
2. A cover letter indicating the applicant's ambitions, plans, and reasons for interest in the internship (up to three pages maximum), to be addressed to:
3. A current résumé (up to three pages maximum). Please be specific in listing your education, including the name of the high school and/or college you are attending, your current grade point average (GPA), a list of extracurricular activities, and your hobbies and/or interests. Also include any previous work experience, volunteer work, and future career goals.
Qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of all materials submitted in the application packet, including presentation of the information and job-related factors such as writing skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities. The City reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the testing or interviews. Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next step of the selection process.
Applicants chosen for the program will be contacted by the City and scheduled for Live Scan fingerprints paid for by the City. Applicants may also be required to complete other background investigations. Applicants must also possess a valid driver's license.
Internships are unclassified part-time at-will assignments and are not subject to the City's Personnel Rules. Internships are limited to an average of 20 hours or less per week. Compensation is hourly at a range of $16.00 to $19.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. All internships are at-will assignments and may be terminated at any time and have no appeal rights. Start dates will vary based on the academic schedules of those selected.
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