Intern Program

The Seasongood Good Government Foundation Summer Internship Program, initiated in 1975, offers a select group of college juniors, seniors, and graduate student’s insights into the realities of the day-to-day operation of the government of the City of Cincinnati. Interns, working under the supervision of local government professionals, have a chance to contribute to the local government while they are learning about government.

Regional and selected national universities are asked to select a maximum of three of their best students who are interested in this twelve-week program. Final selections are made in April, with projects beginning in May or June. Officials will select projects based on the needs of the City at that time. To the greatest extent possible, interns will be assigned to projects for which they have adequate course work and skills. Past projects have involved reviews of affirmative action programs, studies of police discipline, and evaluations of City services.

Criteria for selection include suitability of each nominee’s background for the projected summer projects and the appearance of a desire on the part of each nominee for a career in or long term involvement with local or state government. All interns are selected by the Seasongood Foundation. The Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation provides the money for the project. Murray and Agnes Seasongood were involved with numerous governmental, civic and professional projects in Cincinnati and on the national level.

Each year, beginning in mid-January, university faculty receive invitations to nominate students for the summer. The forms below contain the types of information that faculty are expected to provide to the Seasongood Foundation, in addition to letters of recommendation.

Microsoft Word: Seasongood Intern Nomination Form

PDF: Seasongood Intern Nomination Form

If you are interested in becoming involved in your school’s nomination process, please contact the Seasongood Foundation by phone at (513) 381-1848 and ask for Annemarie Henkel.