Austin was named the “Greenest City in America” by MSN.
Popular Science also ranks Austin high on their list of “The Greenest Cities” in the US.
Quality of Life
Austin was selected as the #2 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine.
Kiplinger’s Magazine listed Austin in 2010 as the "Best City for the Next Decade."
Making a Difference
Austin’s volunteer community boasts activism in the areas of environmental conservation, public safety, animal welfare, physical fitness, public service and leadership.
Departments such as Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility, Public Works, Watershed Protection and Neighborhood Planning set the example for other cities across the country in groundbreaking projects as the Austin paces itself for continued growth.
What to Expect
You will be working with an energetic and experienced group of employees and with local, regional and state agencies. Those at the City are dedicated to learning from each other, and interns will interact with employees at all levels within the City, from peers to senior managers. Interns will receive individualized supervision and get a wealth of experience in and knowledge about municipal government and its processes.
In the spirit of diversity and creative innovation, the City of Austin welcomes intern applicants of various backgrounds who wish to bring cutting edge ideas to help Austin become the Best Managed City in the Country.