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Alberta’s Municipal Internship Program

Help Build Municipal Capacity!

  • One and two year programs
  • Contribute to the future of municipal government
  • Open to eligible municipalities and planning service agencies across the province

Can you offer a wide range of municipal management experiences?

The ADMINISTRATOR stream of the Internship Program is for recent post-secondary graduates with a desire to learn how municipalities operate and are managed. Students with degrees in any discipline are eligible to apply. Host municipalities offer Administrator interns experience in all departmental areas of the organization, and provide a wide variety of activities in each area, from job-shadowing and attending management team meetings to presenting to council or meeting citizens at the front counter. Professional development, networking, and opportunities to learn are extensive during the internship to assist these new professionals in establishing a career. Internships are one year in length and hosts receive financial support from Alberta Municipal Affairs.

Can you offer training in municipal finance?

The FINANCE OFFICER stream of the Internship Program is for recent graduates who have completed a degree or diploma that has a finance emphasis such as accounting, commerce or business. Host organizations support their interns in learning and working in the finance department, learning all aspects of municipal finance and following the annual budget cycle. Host municipalities also provide the intern with opportunities to job-shadow and work in other departments within the municipality to understand how all the departments in the municipality work together. Professional development, networking, and opportunities to learn are extensive during the internship to assist these new professionals in establishing a career. Internships are one year in length and hosts receive financial support from Alberta Municipal Affairs.

Can you offer specific training in land use planning?

The LAND USE PLANNER stream of the Internship Program is for recent graduates from an accredited post-secondary planning program (or those with a related degree that included senior level planning classes). Host municipalities with a planning department which carries out the majority of its planning work in-house, or planning service agencies, provide opportunities for interns to focus on all aspects of municipal land use planning. Host organizations support their interns in working toward completion of the Canadian Institute of Planners Logbook requirements for professional accreditation during the internship. Internships are two years in length and hosts receive financial support from Alberta Municipal Affairs.

All details about the Internship Program can be found by viewing the Menu items on the right.

Still have questions? Contact Us and an Internship Coordinator will assist you.