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The Municipal Internship Program is offered by Alberta Municipal Affairs to help build the management capacity of Alberta’s municipal governments. By supporting municipalities and planning service agencies to host interns, and recruiting recent post-secondary graduates interested in a career in municipal administration, finance or land use planning, the Municipal Internship Program aims to train and develop well-rounded future leaders for the province’s municipalities.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Jesse Sopko

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight 

Jesse Sopko

Assessment Review Board Officer, City of Edmonton

Administrator Intern, Northern Sunrise County/Town of Peace River 2011-2012

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Alberta

Monday, 21 November 2016

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight 


Jennifer Kirchner, RPP, MCIP

Planner II  City of Lacombe


Land Use Planner Intern, Athabasca County 2010-2011

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from Queen’s University 
Master of Science Degree in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Kurtis Pratt

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight 

Kurtis Pratt

Director of Legislative Services at the Town of Raymond and Manager of the Ridge Water Services Commission

Administrator Intern, Town of Raymond 2008-2009

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Lethbridge

Monday, 19 September 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Bonnie Farries

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight 

Bonnie Farries

Opportunity Developer, Lethbridge College

Owner, Aerris - Managing Solutions

Previously: Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Coaldale 2011- 2014

Administrator Intern, Town of Taber 2004 - 2005

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Lethbridge
Master of Arts (Political Science), University of Lethbridge
     Thesis: Judicial Disagreement Behaviour on the Supreme Court of Canada

Monday, 22 August 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Sabrina Brar

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight: 

Sabrina Brar

Planner, Community Planning, City of Calgary

Land Use Planner Intern for Leduc County 2009-2011

Educational Background:

Bachelors of Arts from Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University

Monday, 18 July 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Travis Peter

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight: 

Travis Peter, Manager, Smart City and Innovation, City of St. Albert

Administrator Intern at the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 2003-2004 

Previous: Multiple positions with City of St. Albert, Management Consultant with Breakwell Group, Chief Administrative Officer for Town of Milk River, Financial Officer with TD Canada Trust

Educational Background: Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria, Certificate in Municipal Management and Leadership, National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (levels 1 and 2), Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, and various professional courses through Harvard University, IDEO International, the University of Alberta, and others. Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM)

Monday, 20 June 2016

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Bevill

Municipal Internship Alumni Spotlight: 

Brad Bevill, Planner II, City of Calgary

Lang Use Planning Intern for Parkland County 2008-2010 

Educational Background: 

Bachelor of Arts in Planning from the University of Saskatchewan