Memorial Day Holiday:

Most Town offices will be closed Monday, May 27. Residential trash will not be collected (make up day Wednesday, May 29). Chapel Hill Transit will not operate. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open 1-5 p.m.  More Information

Mayor's Internship Program

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An internship with the Mayor’s Office provides a valuable opportunity to gain a unique view of the inner workings of Town government, as well as gaining professional-level public sector experience. The Mayor’s Office works with residents, elected officials, local businesses, community groups and organizations, and federal and state agencies.

Mayor’s Office interns work part-time for no more than 15 hours per week and depending on budget availability may be eligible for up to $1,000 per semester (Summer interns are not available for funding).


Interns assist with general administrative support, including:

  • Answering phones 
  • Opening and distributing mail 
  • Filing and typing 
  • Preparing Proclamations and Special Recognitions 
  • Drafting Welcome/Congratulatory/Support Letters 
  • Assists with Constituent Correspondence 
  • Assists on Special Projects

 Program Outline

  • Attend Town Council Business meetings
  • Attend Boards and Commissions meetings 
  • Track State and Federal legislation 
  • Attend one press conference and report on experience 
  • Tour Town Hall and meet Town Staff 
  • Attend at least one Senior Management Team meeting 
  • Research Mayor’s projects/initiatives and write report 
  • Research event Mayor has agreed to attend and write mock speech/talking points 
  • Meet with Mayor and Senior Staff members to ask questions

 Qualifications/Desired Qualifications

  • Internships are open to Undergraduate students only
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills 
  • Experience editing/writing web pages (or willingness to learn) 
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced environment 
  • Comfortable with working independently and autonomously 
  • Intern must be able to work during business hours (M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm) and occasionally on nights and/or weekends 
  • Intern must provide their own transportation

 Application Process

The Town's Internship program is posted by the Human Resource Development Department in August of each year.  To apply please go to:

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