• College interns will help meet the City’s staff needs

    The City of Pacific Grove will initiate an internship program with Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in order to provide additional resources for various analytical and grant research projects based on citywide priorities and needs, projects the City could otherwise not complete in a timely manner.

    “Interns may not be utilized to replace existing staff. They may not be assigned projects that could otherwise be completed by existing staff,” said Intermin City Manager Charlene Wiseman in her report to City Council.

    MIIS has federal funding to assist with 75 percent of the student intern’s salary, with the balance to be paid by the City, up to $2,000.00 per student per semester with an average student salary of $12 – $15 per hour. The Interns would work a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Interns would not work more than 1,000 hours in a year. The maximum annual cost to the City per intern could be $11,000.

    CSUMB would provide student interns from the Service Learning Center. Under the program subject to the agreement, the University would pay the entire cost of the intern, and the City would have no cost.

    City staff recommended a plan to hire three interns. “Assuming two from MIIS and one from CSUMB, for more conservative budgeting purposes, the total annual cost of the internship program could be $22,000. The total cost over three years for 9,000 hours if intern service could be $66,000,” said Wiseman. These costs can be incorporated into the City Manager’s Office budget for contract services in fiscal year 2009/10 without increasing the net “baseline” budget, according to the report.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 16, 2009

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