The Affirmative Action Student Professionals In Residence (AASPIRE) internship offers college students in underrepresented groups on-the-job experience. Students should be in Public Administration or similar program. Internships are also open to those who have experienced long-term unemployment or underemployment.
This paid summer internship lasts for 8-10 weeks. Interns work on a limited-term, management-level project. City managers provide guidance, mentoring, and a deeper understanding of public service. Interns are eligible for positions limited to City employees for up to a year after completing the internship or post-graduation.
To apply for an AASPIRE internship;
To host an AASPIRE intern;
Applications are available February 9-25 and are offered through various agencies.
For dates, see our Annual Timeline
Departments and Divisions are encouraged to submit an application to the Affirmative Action Division that clearly describes the manager's plan to develop the intern's understanding of public administration and organization. The description should include assigned activities and a timetable.
Download the Application for Department/Division