Last year, the City Council approved $5000 for a Council Internship program in its FY16 budget. The idea was to help one or more City Council members in doing project(s) of their choice. Council members may have ideas about running small projects, however they often do not have the necessary time to devote to those projects.

The City Council internship program would recruit paid interns among residents and students and help Council members implement these projects. The announcement about internship opportunities will be made to local schools, the University of Maryland and local civic associations with a brief description of the project, application form, application deadline and selection criteria. A subcommittee has put together a draft report outlining the policies and process of the internship program.

At this week’s worksession, the Council will review the report and discuss when the program could be launched.