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County Manager

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  • Mike Scholes, County Manager

    Mike Scholes
    County Manager

    p. 316.660.9393

    525 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

County Manager

Management Internship Program

The Sedgwick County Management Intern Program offers a one-year opportunity to explore different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight into local government, and procure future leadership positions. The goal of the program is to draw and preserve highly motivated and creative individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to local government.

Management Interns study administrative systems, policies and practices, and will be given definite work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of issues facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area. They are given in-depth experience with all facets of County government including, but not limited to: Public finance, public health, public safety, public works, human resources, and other County functions. Interns attend county commission meetings, county manager's staff meetings, and local and regional conferences. They work out of the Sedgwick County Manager's Office and area assigned projects at the direction of the County Manager and Deputy County Manager.

The Management Intern - Communications focus position involves research and analytical work on communication strategy and multi-media outlets. The Intern will assist in creative ways for the organization to tell its stories to stakeholders. They will be given work assignments involving communications regarding issues facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area and have in-depth exposure to all facets of County government. They will work closely with the Public Information Office and Corporate Communications team.

Applicants should be complete or nearly complete with their coursework toward a master's degree. Sedgwick County will be hiring up to three interns. For consideration, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, graduate transcripts, a writing sample from the past four months, and a job application. The application will be available on the County's employment website at www.hrepartners.com.

What You Get:

  • Internship from May 30, 2017 to May 25, 2018
  • $35,000 plus health insurance, sick leave, paid holidays
  • In depth experience in all facets of County government including, but not limited to: Public finance, public health, public safety, public works, human resources, and other County functions.
  • Management Interns are part of the ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship program.

What We Want:

Applicants must have nearly completed Masters level course work by June 2017. Interested candidates should submit:

  • Application form. Applications are available on www.hrepartners.com.
  • Resume with cover letter
  • Writing sample from the past four months
  • Transcripts

Applications for the 2017-2018 cycle are due January 22, 2017.

For more information contact:
Jessica Ostmeyer
Assistant to the County Manager
(316) 660-9393
jessica.ostmeyer@sedgwick.gov


Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.