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Alberta’s Municipal Internship Program

Build a Career in Municipal Government!

One and two year programs | Experience the dynamic and challenging municipal field | Paid internship placements in an Alberta municipality or planning service agency

Interested in municipal management and leadership?

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. Administrator interns gain experience by rotating through each department in the host municipality and taking on various job tasks 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 help define a career path are extensive during the 12-month internship.

Interested in the working in municipal accounting and finance?

The FINANCE OFFICER stream of the Internship Program is for recent post-secondary graduates who have completed degrees with an accounting or finance emphasis and have a desire to learn about municipal finance. Finance Officer interns gain experience by learning and working in the different areas of the finance department. From forecasting and budget discussions with council, to payroll and accounts payable and receivable, the municipal finance world is varied and affects all aspects of the municipality. Interns will also have the opportunity to spend time in other municipal departments to understand how those are connected with the finance department. Professional development, networking, and opportunities to help define a career path are extensive during the 12-month internship. CPA students welcome - municipalities can offer experience verification route placements to help you achieve the CPA designation.

Interested in helping plan the future of Alberta’s communities?

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). Land Use Planner interns will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the municipality’s planning department, or within a planning service agency that serves multiple municipalities, while also gaining knowledge of overall municipal operations. Interns can work toward completion of the Canadian Institute of Planners Logbook requirements for professional accreditation during their 24-month internship.

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

Still have questions? Contact Us and a Program Advisor will assist you.