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Gilbert Internship Opportunities

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Native American Management Internship


The Town of Gilbert is proud to offer the Native American Management Internship (NAMI) Program to students studying the fields of government and business leadership to provide them exposure to innovative practices in public service.

Students participating in the NAMI program gain knowledgeable insight on innovative management practices, work on executive level projects, conduct research and program analysis, and make various presentations at staff meetings. Students will also attend town-related events, council meetings, and staff meetings of all levels.

The program also focuses on providing opportunities for interns to interact with staff and the Gilbert community to assist in building enrichment and awareness of Native American culture and issues.  Each intern will complete a personal presentation and project presentation.  Intern work assignments are tailored, to the extent possible, to the area of interested and desired growth of the individual.  

The goal is for management interns to apply the knowledge gained through their real-world local government experience to issues important to Native communities and organizations following graduation. The knowledge they gain can be used to help future generations in government.

Internships typically take place at the Town of Gilbert offices during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and are 20 hours per week.  Interested applicants submit a cover letters and resumes for consideration.   Graduate students are preferred, but undergraduate students may be considered.  Recruitment's are typically March (Summer/Fall Internships) and October (Spring Internships). 

NOTE: Summer 2020 interns have been selected. 

Check here for current application flyer

  • Click here, to hear from some of our past interns! Learn more about the program
  • Read a support letter from a past intern.

For more information contact: Melanie Dykstra, Community Resources Supervisor,  or 480-503-6956

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The Town of Gilbert does not discriminate against any individual or program applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, handicap, familial status or national origin. 

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