Public Policy Intern

Hours per week

15 hours per week minimum



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2601 4th Avenue, Suite 800
United States


Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is seeking a Public Policy Intern for work this summer. 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): planning, land use, government performance, 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.

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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 and up to 40 hours per week, beginning in mid-June 2018. While the term of this internship is currently through mid-September, there may be the possibility of having it continue through the 2018-19 academic school year.


Compensation may 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

Submit the following materials in PDF format to Aimy Enriquez at by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23:

1.     Cover letter;

2.     Resume; and

3.     Short writing sample.