Tag Archives: local government

Conference Opportunity: Urban Ideas Worth Stealing – 5/10

Great opportunity for those interested in local government!

Thanks to a conference sponsorship from WHYY and reporting project Keystone Crossroads, we have 5 complimentary tickets available for our students to the conference, Urban Ideas Worth Stealing! The conference will be held in Harrisburg, PA on May 10th from 8:30am-6:00pm and will explore ideas for how Pennsylvania Cities can improve.  People with all levels of knowledge about urban issues are encouraged to attend, and the event will include a panel featuring local mayors moderated by WHYY national reporter, Dave Davies, about the issues they are encountering in their communities.

Any interested students must contact Adrienne Webb to claim their ticket at awebb@whyy.org.

ICMA IPMM Regional Managers Meeting 10/28

Join the ICMA Student Chapter for their fall event to the APMM Regional Managers Meeting. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about the field of local government and network with professionals in the field!
Date: Friday, October 28th
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Upper Merion Township Building – King of Prussia, PA
Light breakfast and lunch included – registration fee of $25 will be covered by the department!
If you are interested in participating, email publicadmin@villanova.edu by Wednesday, 10/12!

Villanova ICMA Event on 4/20: Why Choose a Career in Local Government?

Do you think a career in local government may be for you? Are you interested in networking for your career? Check this out!

The ICMA Student Chapter at Villanova will be hosting a panel discussion and reception called “Why Choose a Career in Local Government?” on Wednesday, April 20th at 4:00 p.m. This event will feature special guest Gloria Wolek as well as MPA alumni as panelists! Don’t miss this great informational and professional development opportunity!

Internship Opportunity: West Whiteland Township

West Whiteland Township is offering an unpaid, part-time internship with the Friends of the Park Nonprofit Board. The West Whiteland Townships, Friends of the Parks, along with the Township, has many recreational activities to plan, organize, and coordinate from January – June 2016! The activities range from the Summer Concert Series, Egg Hunt, Spring Clean-Up in the Parks, and more. The intern position will focus on these activities and have an opportunity to assist with fundraising for the 501c3.

If you are interested, contact:
Pam Gural-Bear, Assistant Township Manager/HR Director
610-363-9525, Ext. 3217

The deadline to apply is February 11th, 2016!


Internship Opportunity: Northampton and Middletown Township

2016 Northampton and Middletown Township
Inter-Governmental Internship

Northampton and Middletown Township in Bucks County are seeking an enthusiastic graduate student who is looking to gain hands-on local government experience. This opportunity is an inter-governmental internship with the intern splitting half his/her time with each municipality. The intern will assist with the following duties:

• Partner with an Environmental Advisory Council to develop a recycling program
• Assist Department Directors and a Finance Department on the development of a Capital Improvement Plan, Roadway Improvement Program, and Vehicle/Equipment Replacement Plan
• Assist a Public Works Department with gathering GIS data on various inventory
• Work with a Township Manager and Labor Counsel on an update of a Personnel Policy Manual
• Work with Township staff to develop/update an employee safety manual
• Identifying and developing grants and applications for various initiatives
• Develop an employee wellness program
• Assist with public information and social media efforts (Website, Twitter, Facebook, newsletter and eNews)
• Create and implement school and community engagement programs
• Other duties as necessary
The intern will also have the opportunity to be a part of upper-level management meetings/staff meetings, participate in the agenda-setting process, work with department directors, and network with other municipal leaders.

The intern is expected to work 300 hours in the spring semester, or approximately 20 hours per week for 15 weeks, and will be paid $5,000 ($17 per hour).

To apply for this internship, please submit your resume and a cover letter including what you hope to gain from the experience to Scott Sadowsky at ssadowsky@middletownbucks.org by Friday, January 15. Interviews will be the following week.