Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association

Promoting excellence and leadership in the government finance profession

MnGFOA Internship Application

The MnGFOA Internship Grant provides valuable work experience to a student interested in a career in government finance. The Grant also allows an active member of MnGFOA and his or her government to employ an intern who can supplement the current staff by assisting with various tasks and projects.

The Internship Grant is a 50/50 matching grant of up to $3,000. The Grant will be awarded by October 31 of each year, and may be used any time during the following calendar year. Grant application deadline is September 30. Each government receiving a Grant may select an intern to fill the position or, if requested, the MnGFOA may assist by providing resumes of interested students.

The Grant will be awarded based on the following factors listed in priority order:
   1. Duties and projects assigned to the intern. (60%)
   2. The applicant‘s expectations of the internship including the benefits to both the intern and the government. (30%)
   3. Special needs or special circumstances of the government. (10%)

Because the intent of this Grant is mainly to provide a wide variety of applicable government finance work experience to a student, internships that offer the intern an opportunity to function as true staff member (not someone assigned to only one project or performing duties that are not a normal function of the finance department) will be given priority.

The MnGFOA will reimburse the Grant recipient for fifty percent of the documented internship wage and benefit costs up to a maximum grant of $3,000. The Grant recipient shall provide wage and benefit expenditure documentation to the MnGFOA before the Grant is paid.

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