The Mayor’s Office will be accepting applications for internships for spring 2018 starting December 1, 2017. Mayor’s Office internships provide an excellent opportunity to learn about public service. Internships are unpaid, administrative positions and you must be enrolled in an academic program that offers school credit for the internship.

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


  • 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)


  • 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.)—two four-hour shifts or one eight-hour shift weekly for one semester
  • 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)


  • 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: [email protected] and [email protected].

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