City of Parkland’s Internship Program
The City of Parkland offers a unique and exciting opportunity to be introduced to the functions of City Government. The City of Parkland’s Internship Program gives students and recent graduates an insider’s view of local municipal government and stimulates future interests 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 college and university students to the many aspects of municipal government through public policy and management. The intern positions are designed to provide students with a real life experience to enhance their academic and professional aspirations. Interns will work alongside City of Parkland professionals and will have many sources from which to draw information specific to their course of study while expanding their understanding of government.
Student Eligibility and Requirements
The City of Parkland’s Internship Program is a project-intensive journey designed for those individuals with demonstrated potential to thrive in their chosen field of study. Students and graduates interested in applying must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, university or vocational/technical school, or must have graduated within the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program.
Intern hours vary by department. You must be able and willing to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
The majority of the internship opportunities are unpaid unless otherwise specified. The City will gladly extend letters of recommendation and certificates of completion to interns who demonstrate professionalism and proficiency throughout their assigned projects and tasks.
School credit may be attained. Interns must mention their school credit intention on their application and interview to ensure timely consultation between Human Resources and their school.
The Application Process
To apply for an internship opportunity, please complete the online internship application by clicking on the following link: Job Opportunities and selecting “City Internship Program.” After your account has been established, you can complete an application by clicking on the “Create Application” link. Please attach a copy of your resume or transcripts and select which departments you are most interested in. Once the application has been received, you will be contacted by a member of the Human Resources team and invited for an interview. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 954.757.4130