The City of Aspen offers exciting Intern Opportunities for high school, college, and people who are looking to further their career.  For current Intern positions, please visit the Job Opportunities page. To create your own internship, read the following directions.

Create Your Own Internship Opportunity

If you feel passionate about environmental issues or planning and zoning or are looking for professional growth within a government organization, submit an Internship Proposal to the Human Resource Department.  We will review each proposal carefully; however, we cannot guarantee an Internship.  

Internship Proposal Guidelines

In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit a cover letter and your resume. In your cover letter, please include:

  1. The department(s) and type of position(s) desired
  2. Explain your future career goals and how you plan on reaching them
  3. Explain how an Internship will further your career or education
  4. Explain how your current skills and/or education will be an asset to the department

Email your proposal to Human Resources.


"At the City, I was able to get hands-on experience and to apply my graduate studies to the real world.  This was not your typical internship - I was provided with the opportunity to present my projects to City Council and to other review boards.  My experiences in the Community Development office were invaluable in guiding my career choices, and the amazing Planning Staff was crucial to achieving my career goals."

Sara Adams
Former Senior Planner

"During my internship with the City, I developed the experiential skills and knowledge needed to effectively apply my formal training towards a career in utilities and renewable energy project management.  The internship exposed me to a wide breadth of learning opportunities and responsibilities that helped drive my personal and professional development."  

Will Dolan
Former Project Coordinator