City Management Internship

The Management Intern works directly with the City Manager as well as department heads and employees throughout the city to learn and grow as a future public administrator. The Management Intern is encouraged to ask questions, connect your class material to the work that you are doing, and learn as much as you possibly can.

Examples of Projects and Responsibilities

The projects that you will work on will be unique to your experience. A part of being in city management is being flexible and responding to the needs of your community and your commission. For recurring responsibilities, do something different, bring your own ideas into the project, and add your ideas to what is there already.

Listed below are some past and possible projects assigned to the Management Intern:

  • Manage the City's external communications including website content, social media presence, weekly email newsletter, and monthly community calendar
  • Act as staff liaison to committees and/or boards
  • Create the City's Annual Report
  • Research, create, and present policies for adoption by Commission
  • Develop economic development strategies for growth and support of Eudora businesses
  • Grant writing

Qualifications 

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a Masters of Public Administration program
  • Ability to organize, direct, and coordinate projects and meetings
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Ability to work independently after receiving initial guidance
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public, elected officials, vendors, employees, and citizens
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and related applications

Recruitment


The Eudora City Management Internship is advertised each winter, with the internship running from summer through spring every year. The position is a one-year, part-time, paid internship in the City Manager's Office.   


Past Interns: Where are they now?

  • 2012 - 2013: Barack Matite; City Manager, Eudora, KS 
  • 2015 - 2016: Kelly DumaisProject Coordinator in Physical Development Division, Dakota County, MN
  • 2016 - 2017: Jason Rohloff; Management Analyst Fellow, River Falls, WI