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The purpose of the Municipal Intern Program is to provide a service to communities by placing students from graduate and undergraduate programs at local colleges and universities in municipalities, authorities and Councils of Governments to complete summer internships.


For 2014, 20 internships in 5 southwestern PA counties are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Projects focus on a number of topics, including GIS, blight and abandonment, personnel policies and planning and zoning. Click here for a description of the available projects.


Municipal Intern Fair - March 21, 2014

Students who are interested in meeting with representatives from these communities to further discuss the projects are encouraged to pre-register for the Municipal Intern Fair, which will take place on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Carnegie Mellon University. Those who aren't able to attend may send their resume via e-mail to

Click here to register for the Municipal Intern Fair.

Students interested in learning more about the Municipal Intern Program should:

Local Government Academy is pleased to, once again, offer the Municipal Intern Program, with funding support from Allegheny County, the Butler County Council of Governments, the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Governor's Center for Local Government Services.




The 2013 Municipal Intern Program was a success!

In 2013, 11 graduate and undergraduate students from area colleges and universities completed valuable project in municipalities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Local Government Academy thanks Allegheny County, Butler County Council of Governments, and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington and the Department of Community and Economic Development/Governor's Center for Local Government Services for supporting the 2013 Municipal Intern Program.


Click here to read summaries of the projects that were worked on throughout the summer.




Interested in learning how you can bring the Municipal Internship Program to your county? Click here to download the Municipal Internship Program Prospectus.


For more information on the Municipal Intern Program, please contact Local Government Academy at (412) 586-5659. 



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