A First Hand OpportunityBy David Finley | January 31st, 2013 | Category: Lead Story | No Comments »
If you have ever had an interest in government management or a desire to see how the government functions, then Tashua Allman-Duval, mayor of the town of Glenville, is offering an opportunity for current undergraduates to learn about and contribute to city government management.
During this time as the mayor’s intern, you may be assigned projects and tasks providing research, administrative, and staff assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about careers in government as well as observe leadership roles and the everyday operation of city facilities. This internship offers work experience while also exposing participants to the functions and operations of a municipal government.
The Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP) is a ten-week internship beginning on February 11, 2013 and ending on May 3, 2013. The intern must complete 120 hours over the ten week period, which is an average of 12 hours a week and be available to work during the duration of the internship program. While there are no set hours, a schedule which allows for flexibility is preferred as attending functions and meetings in the evening will required. Upon successful completion of the internship, the intern will receive a $900 stipend from the City of Glenville. The intern also has the opportunity to earn three credit hours through Glenville State College/Political Science Internship.
To apply for this position, you must be a current junior or higher undergraduate with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. You will also need to submit a resume along with a verification of your G.P.A. (provided by the school), and a letter of recommendation from individuals who can verify your academic or work/voluntary experience. Also taken into consideration is a 500-750 word essay describing why you want to participate and what skills or qualities you might bring as a mayor’s intern. All applications must be submitted on or before 4:00 Friday, February 1, 2013.
These applications may be sent to Glenville City Hall Attn: Mayor’s Internship Program 20 North Court Street Glenville, WV 26351,or they may be dropped off at City Hall in person. You may also email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So to those with an inclination toward government or even business management this is a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of daily government operations, and the ability to observe and participate in the daily routine of management decisions.