Graduate Internship

About the Internship

BBMR developed its internship to provide an experiential learning opportunity for talented graduate students interested in public finance, municipal government, policy and data analysis, and identifying ways to make City services more efficient and effective.

We seek an intern who can make meaningful contributions to our core functions, is a motivated self-starter; has exceptional verbal and written communication skills; has strong Microsoft Office competency; and can prioritize multiple demands to meet project deadlines.

Interns will be assigned a work plan focused on gaining an understanding of municipal budgeting, financial forecasting, performance measurement and Outcome Budgeting. Additionally, the intern is responsible for completing a special project, which is determined prior to recruitment and discussed during the interview process. Additional learning opportunities will be determined at the start of the internship, based on the selected intern’s skills and interests. 

Application Process

BBMR hosts two internship programs, a part-time opportunity during the academic year and a full-time opportunity during the summer. 

BBMR's recruitment period for the 2018 Summer Internship Program is now open!  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis though March 15, 2018.

Applications & Submissions

The internship is open to part-time or full-time graduate students. This internship may interest Public Policy and Public Administration Master’s Degree candidates; however, students from all academic disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

Applicants are asked to complete an application and electronically submit the following materials for review:

  • Application
  • Resume 
  • Three references
  • One writing sample (less than five pages, completed in the last 24 months, and the original work of the applicant)

Internship Coordinator:

Jessica Clarke, Budget Management Analyst
P: 410-396-4967 | [email protected]

See what internship alumni have to say

"My summer internship with BBMR provided me with an insider’s look at Baltimore City government. The budget staff welcomed me with open arms and explained each aspect of the budget planning and monitoring process. Informational interviews and tours of other city agencies rounded out the experience, giving me not only an understanding of Baltimore’s budget but also a sense about how Baltimore’s city agencies fit and work together.  My primary project researching citizen survey best practices expanded that understanding even further as I had the opportunity to learn about innovations and programs from cities across the United States. I’ve gained an appreciation for the inner workings of city hall and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience." 
- Michelle Burgess, MPP - Duke University

"Out of all the internships and fellowships I held during my undergraduate and graduate careers, my internship with BBMR was the most meaningful and rewarding. Not only did the staff welcome me with open arms on day one, but they treated me like I was part of the team -- giving me assignments and projects that allowed me to delve in to the inner workings of government. I would highly recommend the internship program at BBMR to graduate students who have a strong interest in government, and those who want to gain valuable skills and knowledge that would be helpful in their professional endeavors." 
- Emmanuel M. Welsh, MPA - University of Baltimore

"Interning at BBMR during graduate school was one of the best opportunities I have ever had. I felt welcomed from the very first day through having lunch with staff and being invited to the many random meetings I was interested in. During my time at BBMR, I was able to focus on one main project during the summer and I also had the opportunity to participate in trainings on the core responsibilities of the office. The most memorable part of my experience was getting trained in Lean Intermediate and working alongside the Budget Director to improve one of the processes for the project that I was working on. Also, nothing beats the random bagels and sweet treats provided by staff!" 
- Aurin Lewis - University of Maryland - College Park


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