Career Opportunities

The African American Mayors Association Virtual Fall Our Mayors Internship program is a fifteen-week, paid program which offers two undergraduate students an opportunity to learn and navigate the functions of local government and non-profit operations. Interns will assist with policy research, social media maintenance, and other day-to-day assignments. To apply for the Fall 2021 Program, application materials must be sent electronically as noted below. 


Intern Responsibilities 

Interns are an integral part of the AAMA team, and they work on a variety of general office tasks, digital and press communications strategy, and events preparation.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Monitor and update the website, help with our email marketing, draft social media post

  • Assist staff with creating engaging videos, graphics, newsletters, and reports.

  • Develop daily content to advance the organization’s social media and networking presence.

  • Manage and create a database to track our interactions, mayor’s social media handles, etc. 

  • Track and prepare reports on the progress of campaigns and products.

  • Monitor weekly news or information regarding AAMA’s policy priorities, attending various events with other think tanks and summarizing findings.

  • Research and provide analysis on policy issues surrounding your policy areas of interest.

  • Assist and facilitate AAMA staff as needed and other duties as assigned.


Program Eligibility

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. 

  • Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited college/university

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale)

  • Selected participants must be available for the entire program from August 30-December 10, 2021


Student Interests/Areas of Study

Political Science, Social Sciences/Liberal Arts; Public Service; Law; Government; Business Administration; Finance; Communications and Media; Public Relations; and Digital Marketing

(Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted and encouraged to apply) 

Application requirements

Submit all application materials no later than Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET

  1. A completed online application found at

  2. A copy of your Resume or CV (submitted online)

  3. A copy of your college transcript (submitted online, unofficial transcripts are accepted)

  4. Statement of Purpose: One-page, single spaced essay crafted to convey how this internship program will help you achieve your academic and career goals 


About The African American Mayors Association (AAMA)

AAMA is the only organization exclusively representing African American mayors in the United States. AAMA exists to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of AAMA includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.


Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to Antonio Scott, Manager of Student Programs and The Mayors Institute,