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AMA Internship

Jan 16, 2020

Municipal Internship Program
Administrator Stream
A rewarding career path for change makers and leaders
The Program
The Alberta Municipal Internship Program introduces new and recent graduates to careers in local government across Alberta offering a challenging and rewarding experience. During the 12 month program, interns gain valuable knowledge and experience and develop skills and competencies in municipal administration and management through a combination of hands-on work experience, learning, mentoring, and professional development. There are 15 positions available across the 3 streams: administration/management, accounting/finance, and land use planning for the 2020/21 program.


The Role
The Municipal Internship Program offers a unique opportunity to work and learn at the same time. Administrator interns learn how municipalities operate and are managed. They gain experience by completing rotations through each department in the host municipality and taking on various job tasks and projects in each department. Responsibilities and activities in this role include, but are not limited to participating in management team meetings, presenting to council and/or committees, developing bylaws and policies, leading and managing projects, solving problems that affect the community, and job shadowing different professionals.


Criteria for Success
We seek individuals who have a desire to explore a career in local government and/or the public sector. Candidates should have an interest in becoming leaders in their communities.
Attributes of a successful candidate include:
 Motivated self-directed learner that takes initiative
 Creative and innovative problem solver
 Effective communicator with experience working with community groups or volunteer organizations


What We Can Offer You
Interns are supported by senior managers and leaders who coach, mentor, and guide them as new professionals in municipal government. Interns gain extensive knowledge of municipal management, finance, and policy as they participate in a variety of municipal activities to develop their management skills. Interns receive a salary, benefits, and training allowance. They also have access to an extensive network of professionals in the municipal field.


Who Can Apply
The administration stream is open to all graduates of a post-secondary degree or diploma program completed between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020. Candidates must:
 Be eligible to work in Canada
 Be willing to relocate to or be within commuting distance of the host municipality/community


How Do I Apply
Apply by following the process on our website.
Closing Date: January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm MST
Contact Us
amainternship@gov.ab.ca 780-427-2225 (ask for internship coordinator)

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