Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP)

About Rural MAIP

After consultations with the municipal sector, it was estimated that nearly half of municipal administrators anticipate retiring or leaving the profession in the next ten years.  It was also determined that municipal administration, like most professions, is experiencing difficulty attracting and retaining qualified professionals.

In order to help address the projected need for rural municipal administrators in the near future, we are now offering a continuous application intake for the Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP).  The program will provide funding for rural municipalities to train and mentor selected interns in the field of Municipal Administration.

This rural program not only provides an opportunity for interns to experience working in a rural municipal office, but meets the certification requirements of the Rural Board of Examiners, the body that certifies rural municipal administrators.

Applications to this program are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Please see more information below on how to apply to become an intern or a host municipality.

The Internship

The Intern

Rural MAIP is offering 52-week paid internship placements in rural municipalities across the province. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. These placements will offer an intern hands-on training in municipal administration, while meeting the requirements of the Rural Board of Examiners. At the end of the placement, it is possible the intern could be certified as a municipal administrator and begin working in the field.

Click here for a brochure that outlines the profession of municipal administration.

To learn more about applying to become an intern, click here

The Host Municipality

SARM will provide the selected host rural municipalities with a $20,000 grant intended to cost share the intern's salary.  Host municipalities will receive the benefit of promoting their municipality and community and an opportunity to train and secure a potential successor, the administrator to grow and become a trainer in their field, and to be proactive in promoting municipal administration.

To learn more about applying to become a host municipality, click here.

More Resources

More resources for Administrators or those looking to enter the profession of municipal administration are available here.

The Timeline

To better accommodate our members, the Rural MAIP will now have a continuous application intake.  This intake process will allow us to accept applications from both RMs and potential interns on an ongoing basis. Applications may be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to:

Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP)
Attn: Laurel Feltin, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
Email:  lfeltin@sarm.ca
200 - 2221 Cornwall Street, Regina, SK S4P 2E1
Phone: 306.761.3733
Fax: 306.565.2141

 

Contact Us

 

For more information about the Rural Municipal Administrator Internship Program please contact:

Laurel Feltin
E-mail:  lfeltin@sarm.ca
Phone: 306.761.3733, Fax: 306.565.2141

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