Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast is now accepting applications from college students for summer 2019 internships in innovation and economic growth, parks and recreation, finance, public works, fire, information technology, GIS, administration, communications and marketing, stormwater engineering and utility engineering.

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 at www.palmcoastgov.com/internships. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 10, 2019, and 15 positions will be filled.

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.

"Our community has a strong focus on innovation and technology, and our internship program gives local college students a chance to obtain hands-on experience in their career fields while also helping us explore new ways to develop as a smart city," said Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. "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!"

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.

"Our internships give students the opportunity to network with professionals and make a difference in the community," said Palm Coast Director of Human Resources Wendy Cullen. "We've greatly expanded the internship program in recent years, and we're looking forward to continuing that success next summer."

Applications for summer 2019 internships must be submitted by 5 p.m. Feb. 10, 2019. 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 or human_resources@palmcoastgov.com.