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 Internship Departments

The Mayor’s Office interns work in one of ten departments/offices. During their time, interns will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of public service and municipal government.

Communications Economic
International and
Latino Affairs
Minority, Women, &
Business Development
Neighborhoods Public Health
& Safety

Communications Department

Communications interns will work closely with the Mayor’s Communications Team. Interns will be responsible for developing social media content, drafting press materials, and coordinating with City departments to ensure message consistency. Interns will also aid in setup for press conferences and official City events, as well as assist with constituent communications such as thank you letters, proclamations, and general correspondence. Occasional flexibility during evenings and weekends to assist with events is preferred. Graphic design and/or previous communications experience is a plus.

Office of the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development

Economic Development interns will assist in the development of plans designed to attract and retain businesses in Indianapolis. This intern will conduct research related to community development in Central Indiana and will staff and shadow the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development during meetings and presentations with key stakeholders in the community.

Office of Education Innovation

The Office of Education Innovation (OEI) intern is a graduate level student who will assist with a city-wide teacher housing initiative. The intern will be responsible for researching national teacher housing models as a form of teacher recruitment and retention, and working with the Strategy and Engagement Manager to conduct research and build a framework for the Poverty and Education initiative.

Office of International and Latino Affairs

The Office of International and Latino Affairs (OILA) interns will work with both local and international projects. Interns will provide support with the efforts to ensure information is accessible to non-English speaker constituents. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend meetings with the Director and other international leaders. Additionally, interns will represent the office at special events such as fairs and festivals to connect with the local International and Latino community.

Legislative Affairs Department

Legislative Affairs interns will assist the Legislative Director by monitoring meetings, preparing notes and memos, and conducting legislative research. This individual will also assist with some administrative duties and scheduling. A good candidate will possess basic clerical skills, researching capabilities, and the desire to learn the local and state legislative processes.

Office of Minority, Women & Business Development

The Office of Minority and Women Business Development (OMWBD) interns will assist the department in maintaining a local business database, work with data entry, planning, including the logistics and execution of special programs. Additional responsibilities include the review of vendor registrations packets and creating various projects.

Office of the Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods

Neighborhood interns will assist the Deputy Mayor with research, scheduling, and event planning. Additionally, interns will compile information, monitor local news sources for possible recognition opportunities, and attend neighborhood meetings.

Office of Public Health & Safety

The Office of Public Health & Safety (OPHS) interns will work with projects focused on decreasing the cycle of recidivism amongst ex-offenders and targeting food insecurity in Indianapolis. OPHS interns will gather data pertaining to active research projects, provide recommendations of best practices, and be active participants in community meetings.

Veteran’s Services

Veteran’s Services interns will connect and assist veterans that contact the Mayor’s Office requesting information and/or services. The intern will analyze data collected by the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) and prepare reports that will aid future policy decisions for the veteran community. Most importantly, this intern will help connect veterans to resources within the city and assist them through the Veterans Affairs claims process.