Internships

The Mayor’s Office is accepting applications for internships for fall 2016. Mayor’s Office internships provide an excellent opportunity to learn about public service. Internships are unpaid, administrative positions.

Front desk interns, May 2016

I was given the opportunity to learn from everyone around me and I am extremely thankful to my supervisors and the mayor’s staff for being such great teachers/leaders.

— Maribel Fierros, University of Arizona student

Responsibilities

  • Answer incoming calls
  • Route calls from constituents to appropriate city departments
  • Use Microsoft Word to prepare proclamations, retirement plaques and special recognitions
  • Use Microsoft Excel to track the status of documents
  • Record constituent concerns
  • Greet and assist visitors to the Mayor’s Office
  • File documents and prepare mailings (as needed)
  • Perform internet research (as needed)
  • Complete additional administrative tasks (as needed)

Requirements

  • Interns must be able to work during business hours: Monday-Friday (8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m., or 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Ability to multitask and follow directions
  • Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Warm and friendly attitude
  • Possess strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Professional demeanor
  • Must have reliable transportation to work
  • Business casual dress is required (no jeans/sneakers/logo T-shirts)

Optional

  • Opportunity to attend press conferences
  • During the internship, spend 30 minutes to an hour with the mayor to ask questions
  • Accompany the mayor and/or staff to events (as needed)

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Veronica.Largo@tucsonaz.gov and Irene.Messina@tucsonaz.gov.

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