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Management Internship Program

Frequently Asked Questions  |  Current and Past Interns

The Sedgwick County Management Intern Program offers a one-year opportunity to explore different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight into local government, and procure future leadership positions. The goal of the program is to draw and preserve highly motivated and creative individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to local government.

Interns study administrative systems, policies and practices, and will be given definite work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of issues facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area. Interns attend county commission meetings, county manager's staff meetings, and local and regional conferences. Interns work out of the Sedgwick County Manager's Office and area assigned projects at the direction of the director of community relations.

Applicants should be complete or nearly complete with their coursework toward a master's degree in public administration. Sedgwick County will be hiring up to three interns. For consideration, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, graduate transcripts, a writing sample from the past three months, three references with daytime phone numbers, and a job application. The application will be available on the County's employment website at www.hrepartners.com.  The deadline to receive applications is Monday, February 10, 2014. Click here to download the management intern flier.  (Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)

What You Get:

  • Internship from May 27, 2014 to May 22, 2015
  • $34,000 plus health insurance, sick leave, paid holidays
  • Expenses paid to the ICMA annual conference and MORE!

What We Want:

  • Applicants must have nearly completed course work for the Master of Public Administration degree by June 2014. Interested candidates should submit:
  • Sedgwick County management intern application form. Applications will be available on www.hrepartners.com.

Please mail the following information:

  • Resume with cover letter
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Writing samples from within the last three months
  • Three references with daytime phone numbers

Mail To:
William P. Buchanan, county manager
Sedgwick County Government
525 N. Main, Suite 343
Wichita, KS 67203

For more information contact:
Jill Tinsley
Director of community relations
(316) 660-9370
jtinsley@sedgwick.gov