Internship Program

Resource fosters workforce recruitment and development in local government.

Our new internship reimbursement program for central Minnesota cities and counties in service cooperative Region 7 promotes career opportunities for college students and helps nurture the next generation of local government employees. This funding is intended to help ease the financial constraints of hosting an intern.

Interns may serve in meaningful ways throughout the community by offering administrative support,public works assistance, help with social services, and more. They can provide local agencies with expanded staffing capabilities, fresh perspectives, and support in specialized areas associated with finance, business, psychology,social work, and criminal justice—while gaining experience that prepares them for careers in local government.

Students majoring in public administration or political science are, of course, ideal candidates for the internship program, but other major areas of study also align well with this opportunity: nursing, accounting, economics, international relations,sociology, marketing, art, graphic design, or studies in an administrative assistant degree program.

Program Details

Resource provides funding assistance for an intern, up to $1250, payable to a City, County, or Other Governmental Agency. This is a first come, first serve opportunity as funds are limited.

Interns must be full-time students at a post-secondary higher educational institution for the duration of the internship. The intern and host agency will be asked to complete a short evaluation of the internship experience and benefit of the Internship Reimbursement Program.

Agencies may find candidates through local and regional colleges and by contacting department chairs for recommendations. Visit the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) website or the Minnesota private colleges website to get started. Students enrolled in colleges across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa all qualify for this program.

Complete the short form below to indicate interest, reimbursement amount, and need. We will be in contact to confirm your funding request.

Internship Reimbursement Program Request

Funds will not be paid out to the City, County, or Other Governmental Agency until funds have been paid to the intern.

Agencies may also locate candidates by utilizing social media or by asking coworkers and staff for recommendations.