The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is a voluntary
association of the areaís eighteen local governments, working cooperatively
to solve mutual problems that are regional in scope and not confined
by political or geographic boundaries.
COG is strongly committed to its intern and co-op programs because
COG recognizes that many benefits can be derived from an intern employment
- for students and agency alike. The internsí creativity, curiosity
and energy applied to the organizationís program often give the regular
staff new ideas, challenges and renewed enthusiasm. The internships
also provide an opportunity for the students to test a career decision
against the complexities of the profession, apply schoolroom theory
to real world considerations, and gain specialized training and practice
under experts in current techniques, methods and equipment.
TYPES OF POSITIONS OFFERED:
A limited number of students will be accepted to work in the environmental,
human services and public safety, regional planning and administrative
areas at COG.
COG offers paid, unpaid, full-time and part-time internships (specific
internship opportunities for this summer are listed
on the Internship Opportunities page). All participating interns
work as an integral part of the professional COG staff: meeting with
COG management staff, utilizing COG data resources, and attending meetings
of policy and technical committees and the Board of Directors.
All paid COG interns are eligible to receive holiday pay, transit subsidies
and access to our onsite exercise room. Direct deposit of biweekly pay
and membership into our credit union is also an option. All non-paid
COG interns are eligible to receive transit subsidies and access to
our onsite exercise room. Also, all COG Interns along with interns from
several local agencies in support of public administration come together
weekly during the summer to take part in a brown bag seminar series.
These seminars expose the interns to professionals in local governments
and private organizations. Speakers discuss critical issues facing the
region today and offer insight and information regarding intern career
See current listing for specific
requirements for each internship position offered. Applicants who have
completed the educational requirements, but are not presently enrolled
in a degree program, may also apply.
Final selection of interns is based upon interviews with selections
for interviews being based on the strength of the students' qualifications
as presented in their application materials. After a qualified resume
is received and reviewed, it is routed for the hiring departments for
further consideration. Interns will be selected as soon as the interview
process has been completed. Only candidates selected for interviews
will be contacted. Due to the large volume of resumes received, we are
unable to accommodate telephone inquires regarding the status of applications.
Continued internship employment is contingent upon satisfactory performance.
COG is not obligated to retain interns for more than one work period
or to offer regular employment beyond the work period.
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND:
- A cover letter listing your two internship choices (by job code)
in order of preference;
- A recent resume;
- A 3-5 page writing sample on any subject (these cannot be returned);
- A copy of your transcript via mail to:
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, N.E., #300
Washington, D.C. 20002-4239
COG currently does not accept resumes submitted via e-mail.
Other Contact Info:
202-962-3397 (job line)
Complete application materials can not be returned. Please
note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is
an Equal Opportunity Employer