MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ? The Montgomery County Government Internship Program,

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MONTGOMERYCOUNTYGOVERNMENTINTERNSHIPPROGRAMAbouttheInternshipProgramTheMontgomeryCountyGovernmentInternshipProgram,administeredbytheOfficeofHumanResources(OHR),isaworkbasedlearningopportunityforhighschoolandcollegestudentsemphasizingprofessionaldevelopmentandteachingimportantworkforceskills.TheProgramprovidespaidandunpaidopportunitiestoexploreandobtainexperienceinhowMontgomeryCountyGovernmentdelivershighqualityservicestoitsresidents.TheInternshipProgramservesasawayforstudentstolearnsoftskills,developcareerawareness,learnaboutlocalgovernment,anddrawconnectionsbetweenthematerialslearnedinclasswiththeworkperformedinapublicserviceenvironment.Whetheryoureparticipatinginapaidorunpaidinternship,thevariouspathstopublicservicecanleadtoavarietyofoccupationalfieldsinMontgomeryCountyGovernment:Clerical/Administrative;GeneralProfessional;HealthCare/SocialService;InformationTechnology;Managerial/Executive;PublicSafety;andSkilledTrades.Bymentoringandcoachinginterns,OHRaimstoachieveitsgoals: DeliveranenrichinginternshipexperienceforbothinternsandCountyemployees ProvideinternswithabetterunderstandingofMontgomeryCountyGovernmentoperations,and EstablishMontgomeryCountyGovernmentasanemployerofchoiceandcreatepathwaystopublicserviceforindividualsstartingtheircareers.FAQInternshipProgramWhatarethebenefitsofinterningwithMontgomeryCountyGovernment?Gainvaluableworkexperience.AsanMCGIntern,youcanaddmarketableworkexperienceandskillstoyourresumewhencompetingforjobsinyourchosencareerfield.Buildcareernetworks.Throughtheinternship,youwillhavevariousopportunitiestointeractandworksidebysidewithprofessionalsinyourchosencareerfield.Exploredifferentcareeroptions.Asahighschoolorcollegestudentyoumaychoosetofocusonaparticularmajororcareerpath.AsanMCGIntern,youwillhaveanopportunitytoexamineandexploreoneormorecareerfieldstoconfidentlyselectyourcareerpath.Gainonthejobtraining.MCGInternsbenefitfromhandsontrainingbyapplyingandcombiningtheoreticalclassroomknowledgeintoanactualworkenvironment.Thelearning experienceisenhancedthroughembracingconstructivefeedback,anticipatingexpectations,problemsolving,andpreparingforimprovement.Earnhighschoolorcollegecredit.Someacademicprogramsprovidecoursecreditforworkexperienceasarequirementforgraduationandsomeprogramsrequireaninternshipasanelectivecourseforcredit.Contactthecareercenter/academicadvisoratyouracademicinstitutiontofindtherequirementsforearningacademiccreditsforinternships.Flexiblescheduling.AMondaythroughFriday,8a.m.to5p.m.scheduleisntconvenientforeverystudent.BycoordinatingwithadepartmentsInternSupervisor,schedulescanbemadeflexibledependinguponyourschoolscheduleandthenatureoftheworkassignment.Publicandcommunityservice.TheMontgomeryCountyGovernmentInternshipProgramprovidesauniqueopportunityforstudentstoexploreprofessions,prepareforacareerinpublicserviceandservethelocalcommunity.Theprogramisdesignedtomentorandcultivateprofessionaldevelopment,strengthenunderstandingofMontgomeryCountyGovernmentservicesandthecustomersweserve,andpreparestudentsforfuturepublicservice.WhoiseligiblefortheInternshipProgram?StudentswhoareenrolledinadegreeprogramfromanaccreditedcollegeoruniversityandlocalhighschoolstudentsmayapplyfortheCountysInternshipProgram.Doyouhavetobeincollegetoapply?YoudonothavetobeincollegetoapplyfortheInternshipProgram.Applicantsmustbeatleast18yearsofageonorbeforethefirstdayoftheinternshipassignment,andmeetatleastoneofthefollowingcriteria: Applicantsmustcurrentlybeenrolledinanundergraduateorgraduatedegreeprogramatacollege,communitycollege,oruniversity; Applicantsmusthavegraduatedfromanundergraduateorgraduatedegreeprogramatacollege,communitycollege,oruniversitynomorethantwoyearsbeforethefirstdayoftheinternship;or Applicants,ages14through17mayonlyworkwithaworkpermit(certainrestrictionsmayapplydependingonthenatureoftheinternassignment). DoestheCountysInternshipProgramacceptindividualswithdisabilities?Yes,theInternshipProgramacceptsindividualswithdisabilities.TheCountywillprovidereasonableaccommodationstoapplicantswithdisabilities,inaccordancewiththelaw.Ifyouneedaccommodationfortheapplicationprocessortheinternshipassignment,pleasecontactOHRat(240)7775000,(240)7775126(TTY),oremailusatspecial.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov.Individualdeterminationsonrequestsforreasonableaccommodationwillbemadeinaccordancewithallapplicablelaws.DoyouhavetobeaU.S.citizentoapply?MontgomeryCountyGovernmentinternopportunitiesdonotrequireU.S.citizenship;however,certaindepartmentsrequireU.S.citizenship,suchastheDepartmentofPolice.Formoreinformation,pleaserefertothedepartmentswebsitepertainingtointernshipopportunities,suchasPolice,DepartmentofCorrectionsandOfficeoftheSherriff.DoyouhavetobearesidentofMontgomeryCountytoapply?No,internshipopportunitiesdonotrequirethatapplicantsbeMontgomeryCountyresidents.Howareinternsselected?Anapplicantcreatesanonlineaccount,completesanonlineapplicationanduploadstheirresumetotheInternshipDatabasebyclickingthefollowinglink:https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/OHRInternship/Display.aspx.Managersfromvariousdepartmentswillthenbeabletoreviewresumes,contactapplicantsforinterview,andselectanapplicantforaninternshipopportunityforcurrentand/orprospectiveinternshipopportunities.Becauseavailabilityofinternshippositionsdependsonadepartmentsneeds,wekeeptheinternshipapplicantsresumesinouractivefileforsixmonths.Whenisthedeadlineforapplying?Youmayapplyforinternshipopportunitiesyearround.Typically,theinternshipsareofferedonasemesterbasis(Fall/Spring).InternshipopportunitiesmayalsobepostedontheCountyswebsiteathttps://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/OHRInternship/.Howlongshouldmyresumebeandwhatshoulditinclude?Yourresumeshouldbeconciseandincludeasummaryofyourkeystrengths,skillsandachievements.Summarizeyourspecificinternshipfieldofinterestandcareerobjectives,suchasinformationtechnology,finance,humanresources,publicpolicy,law,etc.Yourresume shouldalsoincludeyoureducationandanyacademiccoursesthatarerelevanttoyourinternshipfieldofinterest,workexperience,extracurricularactivities,andserviceexperiences,suchasvolunteering,communityengagement,etc.Besuretoalsoincludeyouravailabilitytointern(e.g.,Fall,Summer,JunetoSeptember,etc.).HowdoIapply?Forconsiderationofanycurrentandfuturegeneralinternopportunities,studentsshouldcreateanonlineaccount,completetheonlineapplicationandsubmittheirresumesubmitbyclickingonthefollowinglinkhttps://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/OHRInternship/Display.aspx.Howlongdoestheinternshiplast?AnMCGInternshipistypicallyasemesterinlength.However,longerinternshipworkopportunitiesmaybeavailabledependingonyouracademicinstitutionsworkexperienceprogram.Howmanyhoursisaninternexpectedtowork? Internsareexpectedtoworkupto20hoursperweek.Flexibilityconcerningthedays,numberofhours,anyadditionalhours,andtimeinternswillworkdependsupontheschoolscheduleandthenatureoftheworkassignment.InternscancoordinateflexibleworkscheduleswiththeirdepartmentsInternSupervisor.Istheinternshipapaidposition?ThevastmajorityofCountyinternshipopportunitiesareunpaid.Applicantsareencouragedtocontacteducationalinstitutionsandothernonprofitorganizationstoapplyforassistanceasneeded.Forpaidinternships,pleasecheckourwebsitewww.montgomerycountymd.govthenclickonCareersandfollowtherelevantlinks. CanIearnacademiccreditswhileworkingasanintern?Someacademicprogramsprovidecoursecreditforworkexperienceasarequirementforgraduationandsomeprogramsrequireaninternshipasanelectivecourseforcredit.Contactthecareercenter/academicadvisoratyouracademicinstitutiontofindtherequirementsforearningacademiccreditsforinternships. WherecanIexpecttowork?AlistofvariousMontgomeryCountyGovernmentExecutiveBranchOfficesandLegislativeBranchOfficesarelistedathttp://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/MCGAppPortal/Departments.aspx.Applicantsshouldbecomefamiliarwiththevariousdepartments,programareasandlocationsthatarerelevanttotheirareasofinterest/focus.WhatistheroleoftheMontgomeryCountyGovernmentInternSupervisor?TheInternSupervisordevelopstheworkassignmentstomeettheneedsoftheorganizationandthestudent.TheInternSupervisoralsoprovidesorientationtotheMCGInternonthefirstday,andfrequentlymeetswiththeinterntoprovideinstructions,guidanceandfeedback. WhatdoIneedtodowhenIfinishtheinternship?BeforecompletingyourinternshipyouwillhaveanopportunitytodiscussyourexperiencewithyourInternSupervisor.Youwillbegiventheopportunitytocompleteanevaluationformtoprovidefeedbackonyourinternshipexperience.WevalueinternfeedbackanduseittoimprovetheInternshipProgramforfutureinterns. Dosomedepartmentsofferspecializedinternships?AvarietyofMontgomeryCountyGovernmentdepartmentsofferspecializedopportunitiestointernorvolunteer:OfficeofHumanResourcesTheOfficeofHumanResourcesprovidesaproactiveandresponsivehumanresourcesprogramthatattracts,developsandretainsadiverse,highperformingandwellqualifiedworkforce. CustomizedEmploymentPublicInternProjectTheCustomizedEmploymentPublicInternProjectwascreatedbasedontheCountysknowledgethatpeoplewithsignificantdisabilitiesoftenhavedifficultyaccessingCountygovernmentpositions.Asanemployer,MontgomeryCountyGovernmentrecognizes thattherearemanyjobcandidateswithdisabilitieswhohavemuchtooffer,buthavedifficultycompetingfortraditionaljobswithinthegovernment.Contact:MarieParkeratmparker@montgomeryworks.comor2402831574. QUESTQUESTisaninternshipprogramthatprovidestheopportunityforpeoplewithdisabilitiestobematchedwithMarylandStateagenciesforinternshipsandmentoringservices.QUESTinternshipsarevoluntaryandunpaid.Internsreceivevaluabletrainingandexperience,whileenhancingtheirknowledge,skillsandabilities.Contact:DeniseCarterMcCormickatdenise.cartermccormick@maryland.gov. ProjectSearchProjectSEARCHisaprogramdedicatedtoprovidingeducationandtrainingtoyoungadultswithintellectualanddevelopmentaldisabilitiesthroughaninnovativeworkforceandcareerdevelopmentmodelthatbenefitstheindividual,theworkplaceandcommunity.TheprimarygoalofthisprogramistosecurecompetitiveemploymentopportunitiesforinterngraduateseitherwithMontgomeryCountyorinthecommunity.Contact:KarenHochbergatkaren.hochberg@montgomerycountymd.gov; SteveBlanksatsblanks@seeconline.org;or LuMerrickatlmerrick@ivymount.orgOfficeofLegislativeOversightTheOfficeofLegislativeOversightprovidesaccurateinformation,analysis,andindependentfindingsandrecommendationsthathelptheCountyCouncilfulfillitslegislativeoversightfunction.Legislativeoversightistheprocessbywhichalegislativebodymonitorstheperformanceofpubliclyfundedactivitiesandappliesthisknowledgetoitsprimaryfunctionsofenactinglaws,establishingpublicpolicy,approvingbudgetsandraisingrevenues.Contact:KelliRobinsonatkelli.robinson@montgomerycountymd.gov.DepartmentofEnvironmentalProtectionThemissionoftheDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection(DEP)istoprotectandenhancethequalityoflifeinourcommunitythroughtheconservation,preservation,andrestorationofourenvironment,guidedbytheprinciplesofscience,resourcemanagement,sustainability,andstewardship,andprovidesolidwastemanagementservices,includingrecycling,inanenvironmentallyprogressiveandeconomicallysoundmanner. ToapplyforDEPinternshipopportunities,pleasevisit:https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/DEPcommon/internships.htmlDepartmentofCorrectionandRehabilitationThemissionoftheDepartmentofCorrectionandRehabilitationistoprotectandservetheresidentsofMontgomeryCountyandthegeneralpublicbyprovidingprogressiveandcomprehensivecorrectional,rehabilitative,andcommunityreentryservices.Thesefunctionsareachievedthroughtheemploymentofwellmanagedandeffectivecorrectionalprograms,including:theuseofpretrialsupervision;secureincarceration;communitytreatment;reintegrationprograms;highlyaccountablesecuritymethodsandproceduresineachoperatingunitandprogram;andeffectiveandprogressiveadministrationandmanagementoversight.Foropportunitiesinthecorrectionalfacility,contact:ChristineDelcidat2407739898.Foropportunitiesprereleaseandreentryservices,contact:AdaBartleyat2407734233.ForCommunityCorrectionalInternopportunities,pleasevisit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cor/volunteers.htmlPoliceDepartmentThemissionoftheMontgomeryCountyDepartmentofPoliceistosafeguardlifeandproperty,preservethepeace,preventanddetectcrime,enforcethelaw,andprotecttherightsofallcitizens.Wearecommittedtoworkinginpartnershipwiththecommunitytoidentifyandresolveissuesthatimpactpublicsafety.Formoreinformationonintern/volunteeropportunities,pleasevisit:http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/pol/volunteer/index.htmlCountyAttorney'sOfficeTheOfficeoftheCountyAttorneyprovideslegaladviceandservicestoCountydepartments,agencies,boards,andcommissions,aswellastheCountyCouncil.OpportunitiestointernintheOfficeoftheCountyAttorneyarepostedonvariouslawschoolwebsites.Clickonthedepartmentlinkaboveformoreinformation.DepartmentofTransportationThemissionoftheDepartmentofTransportationprogramsareto:provideaneffectiveandefficienttransportationsystemtoensurethesafeandconvenientmovementofpersonsandvehiclesonCountyroads;plan,design,andcoordinatedevelopmentandconstructionoftransportationandpedestrianroutestomaintaintheCountystransportationinfrastructure;operateandmaintainthetrafficsignalsystemandroadnetworkinasafeandefficientmanner;anddevelopandimplementtransportationpoliciestomaximizeefficientservicedelivery. TheDivisionofParkingManagementcoordinateswithlocalschoolstoacquirestudentsthatgenerallyparticipateinbusinessandscienceprograms.Clickonthedepartmentlinkaboveformoreinformation.DepartmentofPublicLibrariesMontgomeryCountyPublicLibrariesoffersfreeandequalaccesstoservicesandresourcesthatconnectthepeopleofMontgomeryCountytoideasandinformationwhichsustainandenrichtheirlives.Forinternandvolunteerinformation,pleasevisit:http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/about/volunteer.htmlDepartmentofHealthandHumanServicesThemissionoftheDepartmentofHealthandHumanServices(DHHS)istopromoteandensurethehealthandsafetyoftheresidentsofMontgomeryCountyandtobuildindividualandfamilystrengthandselfsufficiency. TheDepartmentcoordinatesthroughtheOfficeofHumanResourcestoprovidegraduateandpostgraduatestudentswithopportunitiestointerninDHHSprogramsandtowardobtainingsocialworkand/ortherapistlicensure. Contact:MichaelaJohnsonat2407775063orMichaela.Johnson@montgomerycountymd.govOfficeofConsumerProtectionMontgomeryCountyOfficeofConsumerProtectionisresponsibleforenforcingconsumerprotectionlawsthatprohibitunfairanddeceptivebusinessactstoensureafairmarketplaceforconsumersandbusinesses.Contact:LorenaBaileyat2407773781.Forvolunteerprograminformation,pleasevisit:http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ocp/consumer/volunteer.htmlDepartmentofRecreationTheMontgomeryCountyDepartmentofRecreationprovideshighquality,diverse,andaccessiblerecreationprograms,servicesandfacilitiesthatenhancethequalityoflifeforallages,cultures,andabilities.TheseprogramsservetherecreationandleisureneedsoftheMontgomeryCountycommunity. Forvolunteeropportunityinformation,pleasevisit:http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/how/volunteer.htmlWhatifIhavemorequestionsorneedfurtherinformation/guidance?Contact:ManiPersaud,MontgomeryCountyGovernmentInternshipProgramManager,atMani.Persaud@montgomerycountymd.govor2407775055.

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