Summer In The City Interns

Community Empowerment Director

Charles F. Lomax, Jr.
clomax@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2536

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Summer in the City The City of Knoxville's Summer in the City 2021 Intern Program is a paid 8 week summer internship for applicants who are between 17 and 22 years of age. We hope to place 15 applicants for 30 hours per week for 8 weeks in the summer of 2021. The salary will be $10.00 per hour.

Interns will be placed in City departments and will be assigned various administrative and support tasks, while also participating in weekly workplace and developmental trainings on topics such as financial planning, customer service, motivation & team work, and office techniques. The weekly commitment for interns will be 30 hours per week, which includes participating in two community service projects.

Each intern will be assigned to a department with a supervisor/mentor in that department. The supervisor/mentor will orient the intern to the department, train him/her on responsibilities, oversee his/her work and meet with the intern on a weekly basis to provide instructional feedback.

Each intern must provide their own transportation to and from their worksite.

The weekly schedule for interns:
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 4 PM


Friday Virtual Connect: Professional and Personal Development / Program Speakers

*One hour lunch break will be at 12 noon daily.


HOW TO APPLY




Fill out the PDF Application or the Online Application.
Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on May 7th.

You must submit 2 letters of recommendation
with your application. These recommendation letters should come from someone (other than your parents) who can attest to your work ethic, your academic accomplishments, your involvement in the community, and your career ambitions. You must submit the letters of recommendation with your application.

You must submit an official transcript with your application. The transcript allows us to verify your GPA.

Please return your completed PDF application, recommendations, and transcript to Kathy Mack at kmack@knoxvilletn.gov or mail to the following address:

The City of Knoxville
Summer in the City Internship Program
400 Main St., Suite 564
Knoxville, TN 37902

If you are submitting the online application, make sure and return your recommendations and transcript to Kathy Mack at kmack@knoxvilletn.gov or mail to the following address:

The City of Knoxville
Summer in the City Internship Program
400 Main St., Suite 564
Knoxville, TN 37902




IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER



Date Description
April 23rd – May 7th Application Period (must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on May 7th)
May10th Announcement of selected interns
June 1st – July 23rd Intern Program work period
June 1st Intern’s City Orientation
June 2nd Intern’s Department Orientation
June 25th Community Service Day
July 16th Community Service Day
July 23rd End of the Internship Presentation


MORE INFORMATION



For more information about the Summer in the City program, please contact Kathy Mack at 865-215-3524 or kmack@knoxvilletn.gov.