The Bob Turner Scholars Internship is a hands-on learning opportunity designed to attract high school or community college students to local government and a values-based career. ICMA received a donation to be endowed in honor of Bob Turner to help train future professionals. Bob was a mentor to many individuals who followed in his footsteps and made their own contributions to society. The goal of this program is to ensure that these students have the opportunity to serve a local government as an intern under the guidance of an ICMA member mentor. Each student will work for a CAO or assistant CAO who can dedicate time over the summer to helping students understand the nuts and bolts of local government operations and, most importantly, the value system that drives decision-making and the profession.
Hosting a high school intern not only impacts the student but can impact you and your organization. Do you have the calling it takes?
To be eligible to participate in the Bob Turner Scholars Internship Program, host organizations must:
- Chief administrative officer (i.e. city/county manager or administrator) is an ICMA member.
- Submit a host application (this does not guarantee participation).
- Sign a letter of agreement.
- Submit required financial forms to ICMA (to receive reimbursement).
- Attend a host/mentor training.
- Submit a meaningful and age-appropriate work plan.
- Designate a mentor and time for mentoring opportunities.
- Participate in program debrief and feedback.
Application closes December 1, 2023.