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Mayoral Internships

The Office of Mayor Cavalier Johnson accepts internship applications for the Spring, Summer and Fall academic semesters. 

Mayoral interns work directly with the Mayor and his staff in several key areas: research, communications, constituent relations and scheduling. This role includes interaction with the general public and serving as the voice of the Mayor to his constituents. Interns also play a role in crafting and framing the message that his constituents receive. Positions are generally writing intensive and provide a chance to build a repertoire of writing samples.

In addition, Mayoral internships introduce students to the opportunities that exist for a career in local government through exposure to many areas of city government and the chance to witness how ideas come to fruition in the realm of policy and community relations. 

Internship sessions are as follows:

  • Spring: January - May
  • Summer: May-August
  • Fall: August - December

Please send all application materials to 

To be considered, kindly send all the required application materials to the email address [email protected].

To apply for this position, you need to submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample.

Application deadlines:

Summer: April 15th |  Fall: August 31st|  Spring: January 5th
Applications received after the deadline will be kept on file but will not receive priority consideration.

General internship components include:

•    Assisting with constituent services.
•    Drafting official Mayoral correspondence.
•    Conducting research on issues and legislation affecting Milwaukee.
•    Attending public functions, community meetings and keynote Mayoral addresses.
•    Developing administrative skills.
•    Preparing briefings for Mayor Johnson and senior staff.
•    Staffing Mayor Johnson at events or meetings.
•    Attending breadth lectures designed for City interns.


•   Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•   Good academic standing.
•   Interest in working in public administration and basic knowledge of local government.
•   A strong ability to follow directions and work independently.
•   Available for 12-15 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson 

Mayor Cavalier Johnson

 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 201, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

 Email Mayor Johnson



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