Summer In The City Interns

Community Empowerment Director

Charles F. Lomax, Jr.
(865) 215-2536

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Summer in the City What is the Summer in the City Program?

Each year the City of Knoxville offers a Summer in the City Intern Program. The paid six week summer internship is for applicants who are between 17 and 22 years of age. Applicants must be 17 years of age by the beginning of the six weeks and applicants must not be 23 years of age before the end of the six weeks. The applicants were paid a salary of $8.75 per hour for the Summer of 2019. 

2019 Program Information

For 2019, the program runs from June 17 to July 26. Interns are placed within a city department with a supervisor/mentor from that department that will oversee his/her work and meet with the intern on a weekly basis to provide instructional feedback. The interns will be assigned various administrative and support tasks while also participating in weekly workplace and developmental trainings on topics such as financial planning, customer service, motivation & team work, and office techniques. The weekly commitment for interns will be 30 hours per week and also includes participating in a community service project as a group.

KAT Bus Pass Application [PDF]
2019 Interns Info Flyer [PDF]

2019 Group Project

#FEEDKNOXThe City of Knoxville’s Summer in the City interns have made the focus of their group project one of the essentials of life: food. Through their #FeedKnox #OneLoveDay campaign, the interns will use social media to encourage Knoxville residents to donate their time, money and canned goods to local charities that work to remediate hunger in our community. All Knoxville residents are invited to participate in the campaign. Here’s how:
• Choose how to give. You can either donate money or volunteer time to a local food kitchen, food pantry or other hunger-related charity. 
• Take a photo of yourself volunteering or donating. 
• Tag the photo with #FeedKnox and #OneLoveDay.
• Post the photo online and encourage your friends to share.
Learn more about the project

2019 Important Dates to Remember

Date Description
June 17th - July 26th Intern Program work period
June 17th Intern's Orientation (mentor’s report at 10:30 to the CCB – room L222)
July 16th Police Department Tour (report to the Safety Bldg. at 8:45)
July 22nd Luncheon with the Mayor (Mentors and Interns report to Morris Ave. / Community Room by 11:30 a.m.)  Each Intern will prepare a PowerPoint presentation)
Wednesday afternoons Community Service Project with Kent Johnson (1:00 to 3:00 – Report to the CCB)
Friday mornings Weekly Educational Sessions at the CCB (8:45 a.m. – Report to the CCB)
July 25th Celebration of Intern’s Community Service Project

2019 Weekly Schedules & Training Materials

Weekly Speakers Schedule
June 28, 2019 PowerPoint Session with Mary Alarcon

Meet the 2019 Interns

2019 Summer In The City Interns

Intern Name City Department School info
Alain, Havyarimana Community Relations Graduated Fulton HS, Attending Austin Peay State University
Ankamah-Asamoah, Annie Communications Graduated Antioch HS, Attending University of TN Knoxville fall 2019
Bailey, Sydney KAT Graduated Hardin Valley Academy, Attending Carson Newman College
Beard, Emma Community Relations Graduated Anderson County HS, Attending Middle Tennessee State University fall 2019
Bone, K'nori Office of Sustainability Graduated Austin-East Magnet HS, Attending Rhodes College in Memphis, TN
Cantrill, Kelsey Police Graduated from Hardin Valley Academy, Attending University of TN Knoxville fall 2019
Carson, Briana Community Development Graduated from Munford HS, Attending University of TN Knoxville
Church, Caleb Engineering Graduated from Karns HS, Attending Middle Tennessee State University fall 2019
Duncan, Tristin Public Service Attends Berean Christian School
Hill, Aurora KAT Attends South-Doyle HS
Iachetta, Andrew Parks & Recreation Attending Halls HS
Jones, Jackson Fire Attending West High School
Lewis, Miles Fire Graduated from Hardin Valley Academy, Attending Pellissippi fall 2019
Lynch, Abigail Parks & Recreation Attending Kings Academy
Messer, Zoe Finance/Purchasing/Mail Rm Attending Halls HS
Mills, Sarah City Court Attending University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Mitchell, Shannon Police Graduated from Alcoa HS, Attending Middle TN State University fall 2019
Sartin, Thomas Parks & Recreation Attending Central HS
Wolfe, Alyssa Kaylen Office of Neighborhoods Attending Hardin Valley Academy
Zaher, Brendan Parks & Recreation Graduated Halls HS