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Consulting Internship, Local Government

The Local Government Practice Group is seeking a Local Government Consulting Intern to join our Consulting Team. The Consulting Team focuses on serving the organization, information technology, and management needs of local and state government agencies. We have worked with hundreds of government agencies throughout the United States. We understand the needs of public sector agencies, their fiscal constraints, and the commitment to serving constituents. Upon entering the profession, you can expect to receive guidance from the supervisor(s), consultant or principal in charge of an engagement or project within our Local Government Practice. Work performed will be closely supervised through coaching and training. With guidance from staff members of the Local Govenrment Practice Group, you will become familiar with the firm’s systems, operations and relationships. The firm expects you to demonstrate flexibility, have a willingness to seek out advice, and exhibit an ambition for learning. This is a full-time internship based in our Portland, Maine office starting in early June - mid-August.


Within your application, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Writing sample


You will:

  • Develop an understanding of the general consulting process. 
  • Follow appropriate diagnostic, data collection, fact-finding, and data analysis practices.
  • Develop skill in written and verbal communications.
  • Keep supervisors and others informed of status of assigned projects.
  • Extend yourself beyond the demands of current assignments and responsibilities and accepts new assignments.
  • Participate in staff/team meetings and training and work effectively as a team player on multiple client projects.
  • Provide ad hoc assessments and briefings in response to client requests.
  • Assist with project management tasks such as tracking and reporting project progress, maintaining project document repository, and reviewing deliverables for quality assurance.
  • Facilitate meetings and interviews with client stakeholders.
  • Develop concise summaries, reports, and presentations of complex data for client leadership.
  • Perform assigned administrative tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Assist in performing consulting engagements of all sizes. This may involve such tasks as conducting research, assisting with detailed and technical aspects of the engagement, documenting the engagement and assisting with engagement reporting.


You have:

  • Working towards a BA/BS/MS Degree in Political Science, Economics, Management Information Systems, GIS, Public Policy or Business.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Motivation to be a team member
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Relevant work experience in your field is a plus

Within your application, please provide the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Writing sample

BerryDunn Benefits & Culture

Our people are what make BerryDunn special, and in return we strive to support our employees and help them thrive. Eligible employees have access to benefits that go beyond what’s expected to support their physical, mental, career, social, and financial well-being. Visit our website for a complete list of benefits and a look into our culture: Experience BerryDunn.