City Management Intern

Starting Date: Immediate

About Us:

Located just south of the City of Detroit in the downriver area, Lincoln Park is less than 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Ann Arbor. Lincoln Park has a population of over 38,000 and covers 5.89 square miles.Organized as a city in 1925, Lincoln Park is deeply rooted in the tradition of being a community that provides a safe and friendly place to work, live and raise families.

Job Description:
The City of Lincoln Park is seeking one individual to work directly with the City Manager and his staff on special projects such as CDBG census tracts, USPS vacancy rates and creating an inventory of city owned property with current locations. In addition, the candidate will create a registered rental and expired rental list, as well as, a vacant property list by type.

The candidate will be responsible for the research, analysis and development of these specific city projects. This information will play a pivotal role in executing the city’s Neighborhood Improvement Program. This position may offer exposure to multiple city departments and processes if the candidate proves successful. The position requires excellent analytical, problem-solving, writing and communication skills.

The intern will work approximately 10-15 hours per week, with a flexible start date, and is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s program.

Major Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) through the budgetary process by inputting data, performing appropriate analysis and preparing necessary reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
This position is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s program in Public Administration or Business Administration. Also, the intern will have experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Lastly, a valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
Analytical/quantitative coursework and experience with data, writing, research and communication development highly preferred.

Additional Items:
Please include a cover letter that answers the following questions:

Why does this internship appeal to you?
Why do your knowledge, skills and abilities make you a great choice for this internship? How will you be able to use your skills to add value to the City of Lincoln Park?
At least 1 academic letter of reference required

Please include a recent writing sample

All candidates must pass a background investigation, physical exam and drug screening

How to Apply:
Application packets available are available here. For consideration, you must submit ALL of the application materials listed below.

Cover letter
Academic letter of reference
Writing sample

Lastly, the complete packet can be sent to the address below or by email to

Office of City Management
City of Lincoln Park
1355 Southfield Rd.
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Office Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The City of Lincoln Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.