Public Service Internship (PSI)

For two years now, The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta has provided underrepresented students with an opportunity to participate and learn about City government agencies. In addition to learning about the role and functions of City government, the program offers seminars and exposes students to professional environments with influential businesses and organizations. The program will expose students to the following agencies: the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Police Department, Public Safety Annex, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Invest Atlanta, International Affairs, and other public-private partnerships.

Interns will have the opportunity to directly work with the Welcoming Atlanta staff on ongoing projects, or the flexibility to create and coordinate an effective and engaging project. Some administrative duties, such as answering phones or attending events on the weekend, are required.

The Public Service Internship is unpaid. Our Office encourages students to seek other financial opportunities or to consult with university officials for financial assistance.

The internship program will begin in late May. It is expected for interns to participate for 6 – 8 weeks. 


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Preference is given to students that can work eight-hour days, four days per week. Flexibility is given to students if stated in advance.


Application Deadline

All materials must be submitted by March 19, 2018, at 11:59 pm.

All inquiries about the Public Service Internship (PSI) should be sent to Eduardo Muñoz via email at or by phone at (770) 374 – 5446.


How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application (please refer below)
  2. Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter to
  3. Short essay (The topic is found in the application. Please submit an essay of approx. 500 words. )

Please note: All information must be submitted via online. The resume and cover letter are the only documents that should be submitted via email. Interviews will proceed after application deadlines. Internship offers are subject to the completion of all requirements.

If you are interested in receiving financial compensation for your internship program, you must complete an additional application by February 16, 2018, through the Department of Watershed Management. Please refer to the link below for more information.