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Leon County Government Internship Program

You may view a complete list of Internships by clicking:   Internship Opportunities

Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Internships are also a way to get your feet wet and find out if a specific field is something you could see yourself doing full-time. Internships may be completed during fall or spring semester or full time over the course of the summer. Leon County offers hands-on, resume building Internships in many areas: public administration, legislative work, community and media relations, human resources and many more.

Steps to interning with Leon County

  • Browse through the list of available list of internships Internship Opportunities
  • Fill out an applicationSubmit an Internship Application
  • Email your cover letter and resume  to Volunteer Coordinator Kay Pelt-Walker PeltWalkerK@LeonCountyFL.gov
  • After the semester application deadline your application will be sent to County divisions you specified, where they will review the application. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for an interview by the division supervisor in charge of interns.
  • Following the interview, you will hear back on whether you have been accepted and if chosen you will be given information on attending an Internship orientation with Leon County Volunteer Services to go over important information related to completing a successful internship.
  • Upon completion of the orientation and related forms, you will work with the department internship supervisor to set up a starting time and date and create a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Internship Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2019:  November 9, 2018 extended to December 17,2018
  • Summer 2019: March 8, 2019
  • Fall 2019: August 9, 2019

These Deadlines are subject to change without prior notice. If you need additional information, contact Kay Pelt-Walker at 850-606-1970 or by email at PeltWalkerK@LeonCountyFL.gov

Required for completion of Internship Program

Back Ground Check Release & Commitment Contract: These documents are filled out during orientation with the volunteer coordinator at Volunteer LEON.

Mid-Term Evaluation

If you are selected as an intern, your internship should begin with the department you choose. Two weeks after you have begun, a Mid Term Evaluation should be completed (electronic link will be provided at orientation when an internship is granted).

If there are problems the evaluation may be returned to the Volunteer Coordinator by fax to (850) 606-1970 or by mail to 918 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee, Fl 32310.

Concluding Evaluation and Time Records

Two weeks before your internship is scheduled to end the Intern Exit Evaluation must be completed (link provided at orientation when an internship is granted). This evaluation provides us with feedback on each County Department. This is designed to help us improve and recognize internship supervisors. The Intern Hour Report should be filled out through the duration of your internship to provide accuracy.

Again, If you experience problems with the link the evaluation may be returned to the Volunteer Coordinator by fax to (850) 606-1970 or by mail to 918 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee, Fl 32310.

You may view a complete list of Internships by clicking:   Internship Opportunities