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Local Government Services Intern

Mid-America Regional Council
Job Description
Posted 03/10/19
The Mid-America Regional Council, the metropolitan planning organization and association of city and county governments serving the bi-state Kansas City region, is recruiting for a part-time intern to assist the organization in its Local Government Services program. Local Government Services provides regional leadership and support to 119 cities and nine counties in the Greater Kansas City region. The job will involve both administrative and managerial tasks and offers exposure to a wide variety of regional initiatives and civic leaders.

Work responsibilities may include support with:
  • Coordination of CORE4 work groups and activities, especially assisting with the planning and hosting of the annual colloquium;
  • Coordination of First Suburbs Coalition meetings and activities to advance best practices in community revitalization;
  • Assistance with shared services initiatives including researching best practices or conducting meetings with regional leaders on topics such as cybersecurity, information technology, human resources and finance;
  • Assisting the Government Training Institute in tasks related to updating course material, handouts, marketing pieces, etc.;
  • Attending and researching topics for Managers Roundtable events; coordinating speakers, evaluations and other logistics;
  • Special projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking Master’s level program or have graduated from a post-secondary educational institution within the past three months.  Educational and/or past work experience must be in Public Administration, Non-Profit and/or Project Management. Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
The position requires excellent oral/written communication skills, aptitude for project management, project planning, and research. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively with a team, or with internal and external constituents, as well as the ability to perform work independently.
The scheduled start date for this internship is negotiable but ideally no later than June 1.  Must be able to work an average of 16-20 hours per week during the academic year (September to May) with increased hours (up to 40 per week) during the summer (June to August). Hours and scheduling will be flexible to accommodate academic requirements.
How to Apply
Internships are classified as hourly positions with no benefits and will be paid at the rate of $14/hour.  MARC offers an attractive team-oriented work environment, free parking, paid/partially paid bus passes.  To apply for this internship please visit our website at
MARC is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all qualified persons without regards to race, color, sex, disability, national origin, citizenship, age, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, ancestry or any other characteristic or status protected by law.
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