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City Clerk/City Manager Intern

, Iowa

Internship Length: 45 hrs
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F

About Us
Hiawatha, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids and is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. The population is over 7,200 people. 

A city clerk is a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city.
A city manager serves as the chief executive of city government and oversees the operation of the municipality, city staff, as well as carries out the council's laws and communicate other decisions regarding the city council and mayor. Those in the position must work well with other elected city officials and have strong management skills. Their role is similar to those of chief executives in business organizations.

Description of Role:
Get the feel of work done at the level of city government through working directly with the City Clerk and City Manager. Assist the City Clerk and City Manager in the preparation, assembly and storage of records. Attend meetings, including City Council, and provide clerical assistance where needed. Work on other projects as time allows. 

Minimum Requirements:

* Strong interest in business and/or government 
* Strength in working in a team environment
* Excellent written and spoken communication
* Strong attention to detail skills
* Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
* Must be high school student Junior or Senior in good standing
* Business casual attire required

This description does not list all duties. Intern may be asked to perform other duties by the staff or supervisor. Intern will be evaluated on performance of the projects listed as well as interaction with employees and clients. On-site hours will be negotiated with each candidate.

Safety expectations, including harassment, should be reviewed with the host.

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