Internships & Job Shadowing

From aviation to accounting, or human resources to housing - City of Dubuque employees work in many different career fields to make our city a great place to live. Come explore the right career for you by interning, job shadowing, or just learning more about a career in public service. With the City of Dubuque, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what a day on the job is really like and get to work with professionals to complete valuable work. Gain real-word experience for your resume, a network of mentors in your career field, and the opportunity to make a real difference in your community!


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Job Shadowing

Contact the department you are interested in job shadowing with to discuss potential opportunities.


Mike Williams | Art & Culture Intern

“Working within the City has provided great opportunities to connect and grow with my community. I was able to build my network of professionals in the Dubuque arts scene that has helped grow my career. This internship has opened so many more door than I thought possible."


Bryan Moose | Equity & Human Rights Intern

“My time interning with the City of Dubuque has been incredibly meaningful. I assisted with improving policies and processes, which was real and rewarding work, unlike other internships. I now have stronger skills to carry with me into my career."


Justine Hull | Engineering Intern

“Working for the City of Dubuque has been a challenging and rewarding experience. My professional opinion is highly regarded and my responsibilities have grown since starting. I find it really exciting that I get to be involved in many important conversations happening in our community.”

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