Salt Lake City's Internship Program

Salt Lake City offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students to be introduced to the functions of City government. The Salt Lake City Internship Program gives interns an insider’s view of local government and stimulates future interest in a possible career in the public sector. This program works closely with academic internship coordinators at local colleges, universities and professional schools.

The goal of the program is to introduce students to the many aspects of municipal government through public policy and management. The intern position is designed to provide students with a real life experience to enhance their academic and professional pursuits.


Internship Outline




  • Interns must be enrolled in or recently graduated from an academic program.
  • Internships are voluntary positions which terminate upon completion of internship/academic term.
  • Each intern is retained by the internship coordinator and will work under the supervision of an administrative staff  member.
  • Each intern will be involved in ongoing learning clusters facilitated by the internship coordinator.
  • When interns are assigned, educational and professional interests will be considered.

Internship involvement may include


  • Policy research
  • Program design
  • Implementation and evaluation
  • Public presentations
  • Material development
  • General administrative duties and other special projects as assigned

Interns serve as a vital piece in the overall effort to articulate the Mayor’s vision for Salt Lake City. Upon appointment, interns will develop learning objectives in partnership with the internship coordinator, administrative staff supervisor and academic intern advisor. At the end of the internship a mutual evaluation will occur.