Intern - City Manager's Office

$17.78 - $25.83 hourly
  • City of Scottsdale
  • Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Mar 14, 2023
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Are you an emerging public service professional looking for a summer internship to gain experience in local government management? The City of Scottsdale is offering its annual summer internship that focuses on developing the annual 

report to the community as part of the budget reporting process. This position will be housed in the City Manager's office and will work with various city departments. The position provides professional level research and analysis, as well as writing and editing city publications, conducting an employee census, and day-to-day support to city management staff. Overall, this is a project management position that coordinates efforts to collect data across departments and translate that data into visually appealing reports with the help of a professional media designer, all on a firm deadline to provide the public with a creative and insightful overview of their local government.

This position will be part time, not to exceed 320 hours, and will start on or after June 20th and should conclude by the start of Fall semester. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a Master of Public Administration (MPA) / Master of Public Policy (MPP) graduate program or a recent graduate with a MPA or MPP degree.



Education and Experience 

·         No experience required for this position.

·         Must be currently enrolled or recently graduated within a year from an accredited college or university degree program in a field related to the department in which assigned.


Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

·         Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.



Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

·         Provides staff assistance to various divisions of the City government; tasks will vary based on assignment.

·         Communicates with the general public, other City employees, management and public officials in order to research administrative or operational problem areas, conduct surveys and report recommendations and results.

·         Analyzes procedures, drafts studies, reports and/or manuals to report findings and propose solutions to administrative problems, or makes recommendations for improvement.

·         Designs and revises a variety of statistical and/or narrative forms for records and reports; completes them on an as-needed, monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly basis.

·         Attends related training sessions, various meetings, citizens committees and citizen boards and commissions, as directed.

·         Collects, assembles and analyzes data to assist in resolving procedural, operational and other work-related problems.

A completed online application (along with a cover letter and resume) is required to be considered. 

Online applications will be available at the City of Scottsdale’s website in the Job Opportunities page at until Friday, 3/31/2023.