City launches Student Internship Program
Friday, December 14, 2012
The City of Colorado Springs is launching a new internship program to help college students learn more about municipal government and gain real world experience. Every semester, the City of Colorado Springs will hire college students to work part-time in one of the City’s departments.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity for college students in Colorado Springs,” says Human Resources Director Mike Sullivan. “We have so many talented young people in our community, and we’re looking forward to having students bring their talents and fresh ideas to the City while giving them an opportunity to learn more about their local government.”
This program has been developed to give students the opportunity to work with City staff. They will learn about local government and gain professional experience while going to school. Internships will allow students to make important contributions and bring new ideas to the City.
The City will post internship positions in February (for the summer session), May (for the fall session), and October (for the spring session). Internship opportunities may also come up between sessions.
Benefits of an Internship Program
For the Student:
- Enhances your academic experience
- Provides valuable professional experience to enhance skills and competencies
- Gives you new resources for networking and mentoring
For the City:
- Provides a source of talent and new ideas
- Brings in new energy and skills
- Derive benefit from the intern’s work product
Internships are hourly positions with the City and receive no benefits except those required by law. These hourly positions will terminate upon completion of the academic term.
Students can look for internship opportunities online beginning in January at www.SpringsGov.com/Intern.