Interns in the Workplace Survey Results

Has your City ever employed interns in City Departments?

City of Franklin

Yes

City of Jackson

Yes

Metropolitan Development and Housing

Yes

City of Memphis

Yes

City of Millington

Yes

City of LaVergne

Yes

City of Cleveland

Yes

City of Brentwood

Yes

City of Springfield

Yes

Shelby County Government

Yes

City of Spencer

Yes

City of Hendersonville

Yes

City of Bartlett

Yes

City of Athens

Yes

City of Crossville

No

City of Chattanooga

Yes

City of Murfreesboro

Yes

City of Oak Ridge

Yes

City of Alcoa

Yes

If yes,

1. What department(s) were they assigned?

City of Franklin

Cable TV

City of Jackson

Personnel & Information Systems

Metropolitan Development and Housing

Housing authority

City of Memphis

They have worked in all areas of Human Resources and the Executive Branch

City of Millington

Personnel

City of LaVergne

Finance

City of Cleveland

City Manager who directed the work assignments to all departments to assist with special projects.

City of Brentwood

Legal and Technology were paid; Police has had volunteer interns – usually criminal justice majors from MTSU.

City of Springfield

Administration, planning, engineering, water/wastewater, finance

Shelby County Government

Variety of departments throughout Shelby County

City of Spencer

Utilities

City of Hendersonville

Parks, Personnel, Planning

City of Bartlett

Police Department, Engineering, Mayor’s Office

City of Athens

Parks and Recreation: City Manager’s Office

City of Chattanooga

Mayor’s Office, Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Services, Personnel

City of Murfreesboro

Personnel and Planning

City of Oak Ridge

Planning, Computer Services, Administration and Engineering

City of Alcoa

HR, Public Works, Engineering, Finance, Police and Information Systems

What were their general duties?

City of Franklin

Assist Cable TV Coordinator with taping and broadcasting public meetings to citizens via cable TV channel.

City of Jackson

Clerical; filing; answering phone; copying; mailing

Metropolitan Development and Housing

Varies

City of Millington

Conducted an employee survey

City of LaVergne

Accounts payable

City of Cleveland

Assist with special projects in all areas

City of Brentwood

Technology interns have done basic PC service type work. Legal interns have usually been more observation and ride-along with some general office work assistance

City of Springfield

Research, organizing data, surveys and general helping with office duties

Shelby County Government

Filing, answering the telephone, greeting walk-in clients, providing general clerical assistance to staff and managers

City of Spencer

Filing, reception

City of Hendersonville

One did job descriptions; one did clerical in Parks and one worked on planning…

City of Bartlett

Support staff, research projects

City of Athens

Parks and Recreation – focused on programming and/or athletics. In City Manager’s Office – usually focuses on major projects (research) for City Manager and/or department heads, i.e. Best Practices for each department.

City of Chattanooga

It varied from conducting property surveys to life guarding

City of Oak Ridge

Some for special projects; others for general duties. We have three levels of intern classifications

City of Alcoa

Clerical; computer related

 

Did the City provide any compensation?

City of Franklin

Yes

City of Jackson

Yes and No

Metropolitan Development and Housing

Yes

City of Memphis

Yes

City of Millington

No

City of LaVergne

Yes

City of Cleveland

Yes

City of Brentwood

Yes

City of Springfield

Yes

Shelby County Government

Yes

City of Spencer

No

City of Hendersonville

Yes and No

City of Bartlett

Yes

City of Athens

Yes

City of Chattanooga

Yes

City of Murfreesboro

Yes

City of Oak Ridge

Yes

City of Alcoa

Yes

Did the intern receive college credit?

City of Franklin

No

City of Jackson

No

Metropolitan Development and Housing

No

City of Memphis

Not known

City of Millington

Yes

City of LaVergne

No

City of Cleveland

No

City of Brentwood

Yes

City of Springfield

Yes

Shelby County Government

Yes

City of Spencer

No

City of Hendersonville

Yes and No

City of Bartlett

Yes

City of Athens

Yes

City of Chattanooga

No

City of Murfreesboro

Yes

City of Oak Ridge

Yes

City of Alcoa

Yes

Contact Information:

Name of Organization

Contact Person

Contact Telephone Number

City of Franklin

Pam Conner

615/791-3216

City of Jackson

Lynn Henning

731/425-8252

Metropolitan Development and Housing

Steve Adams

615/252-8551

City of Memphis

Pearl Gibson

901/576-6479

City of Millington

Margaret Riding

901/872-4051

City of LaVergne

Kathi Payne

615/793-6295

City of Cleveland

Jeff Davis

423/559-3313

City of Brentwood

Kirk Bednar

615/371-0060

City of Springfield

Gina Holt

615/382-2200

Shelby County Government

Janet L. Shipman

901/545-4359

City of Spencer

David Vidrine

931/946-2351

City of Hendersonville

Kaye Palmer

615/264-5314

City of Bartlett

Larry Hilbun

901/385-5515

City of Athens

Rita Brown

423/744-2703

City of Crossville

Sandra Gruber

931/484-5113

City of Chattanooga

Joe Shaw

423/757-4858

City of Murfreesboro

Sherry Carpenter

615/848-2553

City of Oak Ridge

Penelope Sissom

865/425-3563

City of Alcoa

William Brown

865/380-4753

 

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