Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast is now accepting applications from college students for summer 2018 internships in administration, information technology, urban forestry, public works, communications and marketing, community development, utility, engineering, finance, parks and recreation, and human resources.

These paid, competitive internships are full-time and are open to all current college students and students who have graduated within six months of applying. These internships may qualify for college credit with the student's respective college. Students can get more information about the internship positions and apply online atwww.palmcoastgov.com/internships. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2018, and 11 positions will be filled.

"Our internships give students the opportunity to network with professionals, get hands-on experience in their career field, and make a difference in the community," said Palm Coast Director of Human Resources Wendy Cullen. "We greatly expanded the internship program this past summer, and it was very successful. We're looking forward to continuing that success next summer."

The internship program allows college students who grew up in Palm Coast and the surrounding community to get professional experience while at home during summer break. The internships are not limited to Palm Coast residents, but the City encourages graduates of Matanzas High School and Flagler Palm Coast High School to apply.

Interns will work on special projects designed to meet current needs within City departments and will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills within their field of study. These students will be supervised by professionals who will guide and mentor them.

"We are a growing community, and our program emphasizes collaboration with community members and organizations and networking with businesses to give young adults an opportunity to build a professional network in Palm Coast," Cullen said. "We ask all residents to spread the word to their friends and neighbors who are in college. We'd love to have them join our summer internship team!"

Applications for summer 2018 internships must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2018. A list of available positions and link to the online application is at www.palmcoastgov.com/internships.

For more information, contact Palm Coast Human Resources at 386-986-3718 orhuman_resources@palmcoastgov.com.