Students who intern with the City of Binghamton will accompany their supervisor to various community/governmental meetings; will gain local government experience; and will be given a research project that incorporates their interests within their field of study.
Supervision Received: Students will be under the direction and general supervision of a Department Head. They will also work closely with City employees and have opportunities to shadow those whose work relates to the students field of study.
Currently enrolled in an academic program. Once an application is received, you will be contacted for an interview. If offered the internship, you will be able to set a schedule, of 10-20 hours per week, with your direct supervisor.
Interns will be involved with various programs and events offered by the department; If there is a specific area with more interest, potential additional time can be spent being involved in that area; Research within the intern’s division of choice as it fits the department’s needs and budget.
Objectives: Develop public understanding and participation within local government through public relations activities; Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer community agencies; Work alongside City employees in conducting research or day-to-day activities.