City of Homestead

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
City of Homestead


Homestead, Florida

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Elkhyn Rivas Rodriguez '19, Bobo Stankovikj '20

Organization Description
The City of Homestead offers a unique small-town atmosphere with all the amenities of a big city.  Located in South Florida, nestled between Miami and the Florida Keys, sunny days are the norm and the average temperature is 75 degrees.  Homestead was named one of South Florida's fastest growing cities.  Through this internship program, the City aims to further the legacy of service by developing passionate and engaged interns to work directly with the City Staff and Officials.

Internship Description
Interns will assigned substantive projects and tasks providing research, and analysis, as well as administrative, and staff assistance to various departments.  This experience will provide development experiences in a number of services that will provide the intern with additional skills to support their career success.    The City of Homestead will offer real work experience while exposing participants to the diverse functions and operations of municipal government.

Internship Qualifications

  • Highly motivated students interested in a hands-on learning experience in government.
  • Duties may include: assisting with event preparation, social media, filing, mail processing, data entry, routine office chores, and other projects or tasks assigned.
  • Computer skills are a must.
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook is preferred.
  • Research skills and previous office experience is preferred.

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
Summer 2018

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
Homestead has a variety of housing options available.  Many condos and apartments are available for rent.

Council Meetings occur twice a month to which the intern may be asked to attend.

Evaluation Excerpt

From the very beginning of my internship, I felt like I was a valued and necessary member of the City Manager's team. I was not only expected to be a part of high-level projects and meetings, but I was also expected to offer my opinion on issues being discussed and to offer solutions to problems the City faced.
—Elkhyn Rivas Rodriguez '19

My relationship with the supervisor – the city manager, George Gretsas – is the most rewarding part of the 10-week experience. George was genuinely interested in seeing me grow throughout the 10 weeks, and aside from the daily meetings, would take time after work to talk with me about life plans, career goals and ways to build up on my weaknesses.
—Bobo Stankovikj '20

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program