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The City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Internship Program has been CANCELLED for Summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Your health and safety is a top priority to the City of Philadelphia and we are taking every possible precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

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The City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP) is an opportunity for undergraduates who would have completed their sophomore year by the start of the program and graduate-level students to learn about and contribute to the city government managing operations for the nation’s 5th largest municipality.

During their tenure, Mayor’s Interns are assigned substantive projects and tasks providing research, and analysis, as well as administrative, and staff assistance to City officials in various departments across the City of Philadelphia municipal government. Interns are also provided a host of additional opportunities to learn about careers in government from leaders and employees across the City.  The program will provide development experiences in a number of soft skills that will provide the intern with additional skills to support their career success.    MIP offers real work experience while exposing participants to the diverse functions and operations of a large municipal government.

The students selected to be Mayor’s Interns come from across the country and represent a diverse range of backgrounds, majors and interests. For instance, some recent Mayor’s Interns have attended the following colleges and universities:

  • Brandeis University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • LaSalle University
  • Middlebury College
  • New York University
  • Penn State University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Albany
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • West Chester University
  • Yale University