APMM Charlie Sterner Internship Program

The Charlie Sterner Internship Program is an important initiative to help prepare the next generation of local government managers to serve Pennsylvania municipalities. Charlie Sterner served many years as a municipal manager in Pennsylvania, earned the respect of his colleagues for upholding the highest standards of the management profession, and consistently supported recruiting talented people into the profession.

Please find the full description, eligibility details, and application information here: Charlie Sterner Internship Program


Internship Program, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The DHS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is responsible for managing external and internal communications. OPA responds to national media inquiries, maintains and updates the department’s Web site, writes speeches for principals and coordinates speaking events for department officials. We foster strategic communication throughout the department and with external stakeholders. We manage the department’s organizational identity program, which includes use of the DHS seal and related guidelines. OPA oversees the department’s employee communication activities, which includes town hall meetings between management and employees, and an intranet site. Our incident communications program guides overall federal incident communication activity and coordinates with state, local, and international partners to ensure accurate and timely distribution of information to the public during a crisis.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. In addition, they must also be enrolled and in good standing in a College or University during the term for which they are applying. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

The full description application details can be found here: DHS-OPA Intern Duties and OPA DHS Internship Information Fall 2018 – Spring 2019. Deadline to apply: August 31st. 

Internship – Warrington Township, PA

Warrington Township has an excellent opportunity for an undergrad or grad student to learn and gain hands-on experience in a municipal government setting. The prospective Intern would report directly to and work together with the Water and Sewer Administrative Assistant to establish and implement a tri-annual “Onlot Sewage Disposal System Pump and Inspection Program” for Warrington Township. This program would be modeled after Doylestown Township’s successful existing program.

Deadline to Apply: August 24th

Find the full description and application details here: 2018 08 09- Warrington Township- Internship Opportunity

Internship – Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, PA

Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, PA (pop. 18,875) seeks a qualified individual for the position of Administrative Intern.  The candidate will be exposed to human resources, public information, and general township operations.  The intern will be responsible for high level projects such as completing grant applications, systematically analyzing township operations, submitting articles for publication, and other projects as assigned. The ideal candidate will be pursuing an MPA with some course work in Human Resources, Program Evaluation, and/or Strategic Planning.  Scheduling is flexible.  Compensation is based on experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to David Mrochko, Assistant Township Manager, Whitpain Township, 960 Wentz Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or email to  Whitpain Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advocacy and Accompaniment Intern, Aquinas Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Advocacy and Accompaniment Intern will provide valuable research, administrative, and logistical support to the center’s advocacy and accompaniment initiatives around migration. The tools for this work will take several forms, including staffing support for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees.

Position Requirements: Studying political science, social work, education, humanities, art/graphic design, international development, pre-law or another related field. An active faith practice and/or a willingness to engage with Catholic Social Teaching as a way to express program values and goals. Strong organizational and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage priorities and workflow. A comfort level with engaging with a wide variety of different ethnic, cultural, language, and religious backgrounds as well as compassion, empathy, and an open posture of inclusion. Desire to be in a grassroots, faith-based community building space that emphasizes hospitality and belonging, especially for those on the margins. An energetic personality and willingness to be flexible when circumstances and situations change. Must pass criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearances as well as attend a VIRTUS training session.

To Apply: Write cover letter in body of the email and attach resume. Email to