"This internship helped me grow personally and professionally," 2011 intern.
"I would recommend this internship program to any of my friends interested in county government. I have gained a great deal of knowledge during my time at Dauphin County," 2011 intern.
"The program doesn't just make you an 'intern.' You become a critical part of county government and engage in projects that leave a mark on Dauphin County. The program played a major role in gaining employment after college," 2010 intern.
The prestigious and competitive Dauphin County Commissioners' Internship Program offers a County Government internship position for students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program.
For more than five years, the Commissioners' Office internship program has offered numerous students experience in the day-to-day operations of county government. The goal of the program, as envisioned by the Commissioners and Chief Clerk, is to provide a meaningful and real-world experience. Depending upon the intern's interest, ability, and experience, internships can focus on a specific area of county government, including, but not limited to, administration, communications, prison and corrections, economic development, human services and criminal justice. Interns will work with the County Commissioners, the Chief Clerk and key staff on projects, special events, preparation for weekly public meetings, news releases, research, county policy, correspondence and much more.
Ultimately, the internship program is focused on helping students gain valuable experience and skills related to their educational focus and career path.
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