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Municipal Internship program launches for 2019

July 4, 2018

Source: Alberta Municipal Affairs

Is your organization a great place to work and learn?  Do you want to play a role in creating a capable and sustainable workforce for the future of Alberta communities?

Then perhaps the Municipal Internship Program is right for you!

The Municipal Internship Program is Canada’s largest and longest-running program of its kind. To date, more than 275 interns have participated in or are currently part of this exciting program. The program supports municipalities and planning service agencies as they provide internship opportunities to recent post-secondary graduates interested in pursuing careers in municipal administration, finance, or land-use planning. These efforts help build the capacity of Alberta’s municipal sector.

The Municipal Internship Program is now accepting applications to be one of the 15 hosts for the program beginning May 2019.

Host organizations receive grant funding to assist with costs and are supported in their efforts to train and mentor their interns by a team of ministry staff.

Why Host an Intern?

A municipal intern in your organization brings enthusiasm, excitement and energy. Candidates are highly educated recent post-secondary graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in municipal government. For municipalities and planning service agencies, this is a unique opportunity to help develop the future leaders of Alberta’s municipal sector.

How to Apply

The Municipal Internship Program is part of the Alberta Communities Partnership (ACP) program. Details on how to apply to the Municipal Internship Program are available on the program website  (application guidelines and form will be available shortly).

To ensure your application is considered for the 2019 program, please have your completed documentation submitted no later than September 1, 2018.

Applications can be submitted via ACP Online, email, or regular mail. The Minister will select the hosts for the 2019/20 Administrator and Finance Officer streams and 2019-21 Land Use Planner stream by November 2018.

If you have any questions about the Municipal Internship Program, please refer to the website or contact ministry staff toll-free by dialing 310-0000, then780-427-2225.