Mayor's Office Internships

The Anchorage Mayor's Office offers internships to motivated individuals who are seeking a hands-on learning experience that allows them to participate in public service as they work side-by-side with the Mayor's professional staff.

This intern program is designed to immerse college students and professionals in city government by matching interns to projects of interest inside the public service sector over the course of an academic semester (see below).

In the spirit of diversity and inclusivity that characterizes Anchorage, the Mayor’s Office welcomes intern candidates of various backgrounds who wish to bring innovative ideas from their communities to City Hall and back to their communities. While you are here, not only will you be involved in the operations of the Municipality, but you will also be exposed to many community service opportunities.

We will work with your academic institution to secure class credit.

If interested, please fill out the application below by the designated deadline.
Mayor's Office Internship Form​​ 

Important Dates

Fall 2019

Deadline to apply: August 15th, 2019, 5:00pm or August 25th, 2019, 5:00pm (Welcoming Anchorage intern and Archives intern)

Interviews will be held: Week of August 19​h, 2019

Internships scheduled to begin: Week of August 26th, 2019​

Spring 2020

Deadline to apply: December 20th, 2019, 5:00pm

Interviews will be held: Week of Janurary 6th, 2020

Internships scheduled to begin: Week of ​Janurary 13th, 2020

Summer 2020





Welcoming Anchorage​ Intern

About The Position: 

Welcoming Anchorage is an intercultural policy and placemaking initiative rooted in justice by the people of Anchorage: Alaska's Largest Native Village. 

​Our city is especially honored to sit on the traditional homelands of the Dena’ina Athabaskans, where people have lived and welcomed newcomers for thousands of years. Not only are we home to some of the most diverse neighborhoods and schools in the United States, we also have more than 100 languages actively spoken on our streets and in our city. Those languages represent cultures from around the globe, across Alaska and the greater North. 

Our work is broad-based and guided by five pillars: Civic Engagement; Connected, Safe, & Healthy Communities; Economic Development & Entrepreneurship; Education; and Equitable Access. 


About You: 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is accustom to working with people of diverse backgrounds. This is an interdisciplinary internship, so we welcome applications from all backgrounds. Character and dedication to community service will be highly regarded alongside academic qualifications. You will assist on a variety of tasks, including: 

  • Programmatic assistance with ongoing events, like Tradition Tuesday and Welcoming Week; 
  • Programmatic assistance to the Mayor’s Office Language Access Liaison;
  • Social media, web content and communication;
  • Independent research on thematic policy issues. ​

Application deadline closed.


International Collections and Archives Intern ​anchmueseum.jpgSisterCitiesLogo_Color.jpg

About the Position: 

The Anchorage Sister Cities Commission was established in 1970. The Commission is composed of Anchorage residents appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Assembly. Commissioners come from diverse groups within the community, including the fields of government, commerce and education. Its formation formally recognized the importance of developing programs of cooperation, fostering mutual respect and good will, and promoting understanding between the people of the Sister Cities: Chitose, Japan; Darwin, Australia; Harbin, China; Incheon, Korea; Magadan, Russia; Tromsø, Norway; and Whitby, England. 

The Anchorage Mayor’s Office has over 50 years of artifacts gifted to the Municipality and the Sister Cities Commission by international dignitaries and various cultural institutions. These artifacts take the form of institutional records, personal papers, photography and other collections in special media, plaques, prints, paintings, and other pieces of artwork and memorabilia. 


About You: 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in museum studies, archives, art history, or a related discipline to assist with cataloging and preservation work. Including: 

  • Collections management;
  • Collections care (preservation and conservation); 
  • Digital preservation and curation
  • Electronic records management. 


You will be expected to work independently with obligatory reporting to the Mayor’s Office Sister Cities Liaison and the Anchorage Museum Collections Liaison. 

Application deadline closed.