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Municipal Internship Program

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Thinking about a career in Municipal Government? Are you passionate about public service? Want to help build your community?

The Municipal Internship Program is offered by Alberta Municipal Affairs to help build the management capacity of Alberta’s municipal governments. By supporting municipalities and planning service agencies to host interns, and recruiting recent post-secondary graduates interested in a career in municipal administration, finance or land use planning, the Municipal Internship Program aims to train and develop well-rounded future leaders for the province’s municipalities. Municipal government is a dynamic and complex field with extensive and varied career opportunities! Is this where you belong? Read on to find out more!

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Thinking about applying to be an intern?

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2019 Municipal Internship Program

Applications for the 2019 Municipal Internship Program will open on December 1, 2018 and will be accepted by email until January 31, 2019 at 12:00 noon Mountain Standard Time. Internships will start in May 2019. Please see the How to Apply page for details.

Where will the internships be?

Wondering which communities will be hosting interns for the 2019 program?  The list will be available December 1, so check back here later this fall to find out!

In the meantime ....

Consider who you will ask to provide reference letters and starting thinking about your candidate profile. Both are required parts of your application.


Check out the Municipal Internship Program - in print!

Plan Northwest (journal of the planning institutes of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba)

Fall 2018 (pg.36) 

Capitalize (journal of Chartered Professional Accounts of Alberta)

Fall 2018 (pg.32)



2019 Municipal Internship Program

Invitations to apply to participate in the 2019 Internship Program were sent to all municipalities and planning agencies in early July 2018. The application deadline was September 1, 2018. Applications are currently being reviewed and evaluated.


Hosts in the 2018 Internship Program:

  • City of Leduc
  • County of St. Paul
  • County of Wetaskiwin
  • Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board/Town of Devon
  • Mackenzie County
  • Municipal District of Greenview
  • Municipal District of Smoky River
  • Northern Sunrise County
  • Town of Beaumont
  • Town of Canmore
  • Town of Cochrane
  • Town of Edson
  • Town of High River
  • Town of Magrath
  • Town of Ponoka
  • Town of Stony Plain