Management Internship Program Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for application?
The successful applicant must have nearly completed (or recently completed) master's level course work. The application must be filled out on www.hrepartners.com.
Transcripts and a writing sample must be mailed to:
Sedgwick County Manager's Office
525 N. Main, Suite 343
Wichita, KS 67203
Can I apply if I have a bachelor's degree and work experience?
Only for the Management Intern - Communications Focus position.
What is the salary and benefits?
Annual salary is $35,000. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance (single, two person, or family coverage), dental coverage, prescription drug card, vision care option, life insurance, sick leave, and eleven paid holidays. Past internships have included expenses for the annual ICMA conference. Many professional development opportunities are also available.
How long does the internship last?
The internships are for one year, beginning May 30, 2017.
When are applications accepted?
Applications are typically accepted each year in January. Selections are made in February or March.
How many internships positions are available?
Up to three positions are available.
Where do the interns work?
Interns will work out of the County Manager's office, however they will spend time in many departments and divisions within the County government.
What projects do the interns do?
Projects include research and analytical work on an entry-level professional basis using various research techniques and methods. Interns study administrative systems, policies and practices, and attend county commission meetings, county manager's senior staff meetings, and local and regional conferences. In addition, interns attend commission staff meetings and respond to citizens' requests for information. This experience has proven to be an excellent training ground for higher level administrative and managerial positions at all levels of government.
The Management Intern - Communications focus position involves research and analytical work on communication strategy and multi-media outlets. The Intern will assist in creative ways for the organization to tell its stories to stakeholders. They are given work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of problems facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area.
What are some examples of the projects?
Current interns have worked on projects involving strategic plan development, affiliate network workforce-shortage assessment, and Justice Assistance Grant preparation. Other assignments have involved citizen preparedness in dealing with man-made and natural disasters and responding to numerous and various citizen inquiry issues.
Management Interns are encouraged to inquire into important issues and suggest new approaches and directions. They staff administrative and citizen committees and attend county commission meetings as well as management policy meetings. They also attend local, regional and international professional conferences during the year, where they meet and network with government professionals from across the nation.For the Management Intern - Communications Focus position, this is a new position. The intern who is selected will conduct research and analytical work into communication strategy and multi-media outlets. The Intern will assist in creative ways for the organization to tell its stories to stakeholders. They will be given work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of problems facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area.