525 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67203
The successful applicant must have nearly
completed course work for the master's in public administration degree.
No; completed course work toward a
master’s degree is required.
Annual salary is $35,000. In addition, a
comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance (single, two
person, or family coverage), dental coverage, prescription drug card,
vision care option, life insurance, sick leave, and eleven paid
holidays. Expenses will be paid for the annual ICMA conference. Many professional
development opportunities are also available.
The internship is for one year.
Applications are typically accepted each year in February.
Selections are made in March.
Up to three positions are available.
Interns will work out of the county
Projects include research and analytical
work on an entry-level professional basis using various research
techniques and methods. Interns study administrative systems,
policies and practices, and attend county commission meetings, county
manager’s senior staff meetings, and local and regional conferences.
In addition, interns attend commission staff meetings and subcommittee
meetings and respond to citizens’ requests for information. This
experience has proven to be an excellent training ground for higher
level administrative and managerial positions at all levels of
Current interns have worked on projects involving municipal
solid waste management, illegal dumping and economic forecasting. Other
assignments have involved citizen preparedness in dealing with man-made and
natural disasters and responding to numerous and various citizen inquiry issues.
Interns are encouraged to inquire into important issues and suggest new
approaches and directions. They staff administrative and citizen
committees and attend county commission meetings as well as management policy
meetings. They also attend local, regional and international professional
conferences during the year, where they meet and network with government
professionals from across the nation.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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