Many students graduate high school without learning about state or municipality governance, yet knowledge of how to govern at a more local level is just as important as how to govern on a federal level. State and local government interns receive guidance from governors, state legislators, mayors, and city managers. Take advantage of the opportunity to see how policy directly impacts different neighborhoods and communities.
During the spring 2015 semester, Danielle interned with Sheryl Mitchell, the City Manager for Albion. Danielle was less of an intern and more of an assistant, attending meetings, creating programs for residents, and even impacting policy decisions such as adding bike lanes to the community. This experience will prepare her for a career as a city planner.