City of Canyon Lake seeking six college students for Internship Program

The City of Canyon Lake is seeking six students for its Internship Program. Candidates must be motivated college students studying government, politics, business, or law enforcement.

There are four administration and two public safety positions available. Orientation will begin on June 3. Interns will begin work on June 7.

Canyon Lake’s Internship Program teaches its participants the basics about local government, economic development, and public safety. Interns will work in a variety of roles providing support to the city and its departments.

The program culminates with interns presenting a policy/project proposal to city staff. Interns are expected to work 10-12 hours a week for 10 to 12 weeks and must work two different days each week. Schedules can be flexible to accommodate class and work schedules.

Canyon Lake’s Internship program was launched in the fall of 2020 with a group of four interns working in the Administration and Code Enforcement Departments. Since then, the city has offered this program every year during spring, summer, and fall. Most interns are college students whose academic career and career interests involve working in municipal government.

Internship classes are for a period of 16 weeks (eight weeks during the summer). Each intern will work on a variety of tasks that assist the city with current policies and projects. In addition to these tasks, interns will also work on a curriculum created by city staff that is aimed at fostering better knowledge and understanding of the role that city governments play in their communities.

For additional information about the Public Safety Internship, click here. For additional information about the Administration Internship, click here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample, and city application to Intern Coordinator Tyler Ferrari at [email protected]

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