Management Intern

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  County Manager 

Pay:  $42,000 annually  

Work Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The Sedgwick County Management Intern Program offers a one year opportunity to explore career areas in public administration, gain valuable insight into local government, and be involved in a wide variety of projects. The management intern position involves research and analytical work on an entry-level, professional basis, using various research methods. Interns study administrative systems, policies and practices. They are given in-depth experience with all facets of County government including, but not limited to: public finance, public health, public safety, public works, human resources, and other County functions.


Interns are given work assignments involving meaningful participation in a wide variety of problems facing the Sedgwick County metropolitan area. Interns attend County Commission meetings, other management level meetings, and public events.


The Management Intern is part of the ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) program.


Performs research, analytical work and support as needed:

  • Collaborate with staff or other stakeholders on projects.
  • Assist w/ primary research and provide measurement reports.
  • Conduct secondary research.
  • Prepare issue papers including problem analysis and potential solutions.


Staff boards or committees with responsibilities such as:

  • Scheduling meetings.
  • Communicating meeting dates.
  • Developing and distributing agendas.
  • Recording and typing minutes, filing and distributing in a timely manner.
  • Producing weekly, monthly or quarterly reports per documented procedures or checklists.
  • Provide administrative support (maintenance of files, membership lists, attendance records, etc.).


Serve as leader or member of project teams:

  • Attend or schedule meetings.
  • Assume responsibility for tasks.
  • Develop project plans.
  • Assist or lead implementation.


Minimum Qualifications: Recent master’s level graduate or in last semester of graduate school.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Administration.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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