College Internship Opportunities

2023 Interns

Are you a current college student going for your undergraduate or graduate degree and interested in a College Internship? The City of Sterling Heights hosts an annual College Internship Program each year which runs approximately from May through August. The Human Resources team starts recruitment for the program at the beginning of each year. We have expansive internship opportunities in all facets of our organization including Police, Fire, DPW, Human Resources, Finance, Engineering, Planning & Sustainability, City Management, Community Relations, Parks & Recreation, and more! 

If you are interested in applying, please check out our careers page at the beginning of the year. Our careers page can be found HERE

What can you expect to get out of the College Internship Program with the City? 

Our College Internship Program creates a meaningful experience that provides both hands-on learning through leading and participating in exciting initiatives and projects and also creates long-lasting relationships. Support, guidance, and mentorship are provided to each intern to help them succeed during their time with the City.

What is included in the College Internship Program? 

Human Resources facilitates an experience that gives interns exposure and connection with leaders in the organization, participation in various City events, and more. This includes a robust orientation program, scheduled roundtable discussions, a series of breakfasts with leaders paired with fun activities, professional development opportunities, outings, and more. 

If interested in hearing from individuals who have interned with us in the past, check out the below video: