By Brandon Henry
Earlier this year, FCCMA officially published its latest resource “Local Government Internships in Florida – A Brief Toolkit.” In envisioning a resource for local governments to launch, maintain, and/or grow their internship programs, FCCMA’s Professional Development Committee and Membership Committee collaborated to collect best practices and examples of local government internship programs from throughout the state.
These examples were then compiled and summarized to be highlighted in a 10-page quick reference guide which would become the Toolkit. Topics discussed include finding interns, designing your program, pay and benefits, and gathering feedback.
It is our hope that this toolkit can serve as a springboard to those looking to launch an internship program within their municipalities, or to help improve existing programs throughout Florida. Together, we can inspire the next generation of public servants in Florida.
You can access the Internship Toolkit on the FCCMA website here.