One Annapolis Summer Internship Initiative

Thank you for your interest in internship opportunities with the City of Annapolis. Mayor Gavin Buckley and the Annapolis City Council are pleased to announce that, for the third time in recent history, the City of Annapolis is offering paid internship opportunities in many of our departments and offices. 

The application process has ended for the upcoming Summer Program. The application portal for the Summer 2023 session has now closed. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by the week of June 12, 2023.

OneAnnapolis Summer Internship Initiative Flyer


Contact William Rowel

It’s almost time for summer to come to an end, which means it’s time to start thinking about school again! Time to earn some money…

If you’re a teen or in your early twenties looking for summer work — or if you’ve got a teen in your house who should be looking for work — here’s a great opportunity for summer employment.

This month, the City of Annapolis’ Summer Work Initiative will place young people between the ages of 14 and 23 in City departments and offices, to work as interns. Participants will get on the job training, mentorship, and paid work experience.

Whatever you choose to do this summer, use it to start — or bulk up — a resume. Job experience builds important skills like time management and organization, and experience of any kind is better than none. No matter what career you choose or what you choose to study, a summer internship is a great place to start.

2023 City of Annapolis Summer Work Program

In the summer of 2020, Councilman DaJuan Gay and Mayor’s Office staff person William Rowel launched the OneAnnapolis Summer Work Initiative, an innovative employment and apprenticeship program for high school students who reside in the City of Annapolis.

The initiative provided teenaged participants with on the job training, paid work experience, placement in City Departments, and opportunities for the City of Annapolis to invest in and support young Annapolitans on their path to self-sufficiency.

This past summer 2022, the initiative placed more than 20 young people between the ages of 14 and 23 in City departments and offices, as interns.


This initiative aims to build the capacity of young people by cultivating local leaders, future entrepreneurs, high academic achievers, and fully engaged community members. An internship experience provides the work experience that helps students put their education into practice, develop their leadership skills and give them a competitive advantage as they pursue a permanent position through City employment.

A guiding principle of this initiative is that every young person should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through opportunity, determination, and skill-building.

 Value Added to the City of Annapolis:


By investing in interns and using them to their full potential, the City government intrinsically adds to its own value. With clear pathways to valuable talent communities and fresh perspectives, interns are often a hidden resource for governmental agencies to continue growing future leaders in their local workforce population. By giving opportunities to young people and investing in their future, there is the possibility that they will not engage in activities that jeopardize their promising futures.

Key components of the Initiative include:

  • A seven(7) week summer work program
  • June 19 – August 18
  • Paid internship opportunity
  • High school and College aged young people
  • Coordinated multi-departmental internship placement
  • Focuses on intentionally serving a diverse corps of young Annapolitans
  • Résumé and skill-building opportunity
  • Provides valuable training and technical assistance
  • Communication Skills
  • Experience of Work
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Networking
  • Project Planning & Implementation