The City of Madison's Parks Division, in concert with City of Madison Public Works Department, sponsors internships to attract individuals who are engaged in college level studies compatible with a Public Administration, Parks & Recreation, Business Management, Public Works, Journalism and Communications, Natural Resource Development, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Education and Law Enforcement or similar career track.
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
Internships are designed to broaden the knowledge, understanding, and skills in a variety of service areas within the Parks Division. Internships should provide opportunities for a student to apply educational concepts to real-world situations as he/she discovers a possible career path. We strive to provide interns with a meaningful exposure to Public Administration careers.
Preferably interns must be attending and have met prerequisite requirements associated with field of study and/or just graduated from a partnered higher institution of education i.e. college, university, technical school or equivalent. The internship is required for completion of course work and corresponds with Professional Projects and Task Areas for the Parks Department. Internships will not exceed 12 weeks. Internship consideration will also be given for individuals who have experienced a period of long-term unemployment or underemployment.
HOURS & COMPENSATION
Our internships are paid. The length of the internship and the number of hours a week depends on the intern’s availability and interest. Internships can range in length from 6-12 weeks and range from 10-35 hours per week, but the internship may not exceed a total of 240 total hours. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $500/per 80 hours work or per credit earned (up to 240 hours/$1500). The duration of the internship can be determined with the intern. Hours are flexible, but most will occur between 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, although some weekend and evening hours may be required. Intern Positions are designed to provide educational experience with direct responsibilities associated with education pursuit, with limited employment, therefore interns are not represented.