Summer In The City Interns


Emily Norris
[email protected]
(865) 215-3524

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Summer in the CityThe City of Knoxville's Summer in the City Internship Program is a paid 8 week summer experience for youth between 16 and 22 years of age. 

Interns are placed in City departments and assigned various administrative and support tasks Monday - Thursday, while also participating in FridayConnect with the SITC program director. FridayConnect days include personal and professional development sessions on topics such as leadership, financial literacy, mental health, effective communication, and social justice; young community leaders giving talks on advocacy and civic engagement; and experiences with city services and departments including Knoxville Police Department, Safety City, and Parks and Recreation.

Each intern is assigned to a department with a mentor in that department. The mentor will orient the intern to the department, train them on responsibilities, oversee their work, and meet with the intern on a weekly basis to provide instructional feedback. Interns may work up to 30 hours per week and will complete two community service projects during the summer.

* Each intern must provide their own transportation to and from their worksite*

The weekly schedule for interns will be:

• Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Department Placement
• Friday -  Professional & Personal Development - Public Works Building
• Lunch Break at 12 p.m. Daily


Date Description
Mar. 15-Apr. 23, 2023 Application Period (application and transcript must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2023)
May 12, 2023 Announcement of selected interns
May 19, 2023 Deadline for selected interns to accept internship
June 1–July 28, 2023 Intern Program work period
June 1, 2023 Intern’s City and Department Orientation
June 2, 2023 Intern’s First Friday Connect - Public Works Building
TBA Community Service Day
TBA Community Service Day
July 28, 2023 End of the Internship Presentation


For more information about the Summer in the City program, please contact Emily Norris at 865-215-3524 or [email protected].