City of Austin Budget Office Summer Internship

Project Responsibilities:

  • Research budget policies and best practices for continuous improvement to the City of Austin budget document and other reports published by the City of Austin Budget Office.
  • Work with Budget Office and departmental staff to create the bilingual budget highlights summary document for the City Manager and Council.
  • Assist with development of other operating and capital budget deliverables as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the processes and theories used for public budgetary and financial policies.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing financial and performance data.
  • Skill in effective oral and/or written communication.
  • Skill in processing large volumes of numerical data.
  • Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment.
  • Skill in priority setting and time management.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.


Location: Austin City Hall. Position reports to Corporate Budget Manager.

Term: Up to 40 hours per week, flexible scheduling, generally 8:00am to 5:00pm weekdays.

Compensation: Pay commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in public policy, public administration, business administration, planning, economics, or other related field. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferred; however, exceptional undergraduate candidates may apply. Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010 programs.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:

Leigh Byford, Corporate Budget Manager,, 512-974-2743