City Hall Internship Program

The City Hall 2019 Summer Internship Application Session is now closed, please check back in the fall for more internship opportunities. Thank You!


The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) and the City of Burlington are now seeking motivated candidates for the 2019 City Hall Summer Internship Program. The internship program offers first steps towards building a successful career in public service through exposure to local government and municipal policy. By tackling meaningful responsibilities, interns will gain invaluable educational experience, foster professional development, and build lasting relationships with their community.

         2018 Burlington City Hall Interns



Applications Open: March 11th, 2019 at 12:00pm

Applications Close: April 22nd, 2019 at 12:00pm

Internship Begins: late-May to June

Internship Ends: Mid-August

To apply, please fill out an APPLICATION and submit a resume and cover letter. 



Prospective interns will have the chance to apply to various departments within City Hall. In the past, internship projects have focused on:


  • Sustainability 
  • Food Nutrition
  • Literacy Education 
  • Policy and Public Affairs
  • Diversity
  • Economic Development
  • Project and program development
  • Housing
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Administration and management
  • Social media and communications
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Public relations and community outreach




Internships will vary from entry-level to mid-level, and extensive training and guidance are provided. The summer program runs from mid-June to mid-August. The number of hours per week will vary based on the internship but will be at least 10 hours per week. Some internships are unpaid while others offer a stipend upon completion. Depending on the applicant's home institution, this summer experience may also be taken for academic credit. 



Questions?  Email CityHallInternship@burlingtonvt.gov 


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