Consider building your career through public service and intern at the City of Austin. The City of Austin offers several early career opportunities in any one of the 40+ city departments. Whether you are majoring in Public Administration to Computer Science, the City of Austin has an opportunity for you! 

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What is a City of Austin Internship? 

In the City of Austin, interns are given unique experiences to build upon their professional skills. Internship opportunities are posted throughout the year on a rolling basis and fall under one of the following intern categories: 



Each intern category states minimum qualifications and general responsibilities. City departments will expand on specific key responsibilities and roles within the job posting. 


Paid Internship Benefits include: 

  • Flexible work schedules 

  • Commuter Program 

  • Health Connections – City of Austin wellness program 

  • Professional development opportunities 

  • Sick Leave 

  • Free Entry to City Parks including Deep Eddy and Barton Springs pools 

  • And more! 



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How to Apply 

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit Austin City Jobs to view all open internship and job opportunities in the City of Austin. Each internship/job posting is a unique opportunity and may focus on a variety of career fields such as communications, computer science, public administration, public health, art history, political science, environmental science, psychology, and many more. 

Don’t see any open internship opportunities? Consider connecting with our Early Career Recruiting Consultant by emailing We offer the following resources to college students: 

  • Resume & Application Workshops 

  • 30-min 1:1 virtual session with a Early Career Recruiting Consultant (limited to availability) 

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Why Choose the City of Austin? 


Quality of Life

Austin was selected as the #2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine.
Kiplinger’s Magazine listed Austin in 2010 as the "Best City for the Next Decade."

Making a Difference

Austin’s volunteer community boasts activism in the areas of environmental conservation, public safety, animal welfare, physical fitness, public service and leadership.

Departments such as Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility, Public Works, Watershed Protection and Neighborhood Planning set the example for other cities across the country in groundbreaking projects as the Austin paces itself for continued growth.

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 Intern Spotlight 



Esmeralda Aguilar

"Growing up in Austin, I feel like its really meaningful that I am able to work for the government. I still get excited every time I go into the office and know I'm able to learn so much about where I grew up and give back. I was able to meet so many people and overall become more involved with a lot of new communities which has been really rewarding."


More Information

For more information about the City College Internships, email

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