Academic Credits



Work study eligible

Hours per week

15 hours per week



Application Deadline


End Date



2601 4th Ave, Suite 800
United States


Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is seeking a Public Policy Intern for work this fall. MRSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to proactively supporting the success of local governments state-wide by providing collaborative consultation and immediate access to a vast research and knowledge base.

The Public Policy Intern will obtain hands-on experience working directly with MRSC policy consultants to research and respond to emerging issues affecting Washington’s 39 counties, 281 cities and towns, and hundreds of special purpose districts. These issues span a diverse range of practice areas, including (but not limited to): government performance, land use, planning, public works, finance, open government, and general municipal governance.

Although we will make every effort to accommodate personal interests, the Public Policy Intern will be asked to perform research in a wide variety of subject areas and may have the opportunity to respond directly to public officials and employees across the state. The intern will also be asked to help develop aspects of training programs sponsored by MRSC, including webinars, blog posts, presentations, and publications on a variety of local government issues.

QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong research and writing skills, a nimble mind, a commitment to public service, and an interest in local government.

Candidates must be available to work at least 15 hours per week, beginning in mid-October 2018. While the term of this internship is currently through the end of June 2018, there may be the possibility of having it continue through the summer of 2018 and beyond. 

ABOUT MRSC. MRSC is a private nonprofit organization devoted to helping local governments in Washington State achieve success. We support effective local government through trusted consultation, research, training, and collaboration. We have an outstanding reputation for providing reliable, unbiased, trustworthy advice and information. We answer questions, collaborate with partner organizations, convene stakeholders, and disseminate information on featured practices and emerging issues.

OUR TEAM. Our 24-person team includes attorneys, policy and financial experts, local government professionals in planning and public works, communications specialists, program and accounting administrators, and information technology staff. We work on a collaborative basis.


BENEFITS. Compensation will be available for a qualified applicant who is state work study eligible or is on financial aid and can qualify for work study. An internship for course credit is also a possibility, depending on qualifications. 

How To Apply

TO APPLY. Submit the following materials in PDF format to Aimy Enriquez at by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Short writing sample