Participating Pennsylvania Municipalities

The Pennsylvania Municipal Internship Program serves all municipalities within the Commonwealth. Because PA MIP provides additional resources for municipalities to address vital projects, special consideration will be given to Act 47 and Early Intervention Program communities.*

* Act 47, or the Municipalities Financial Recover Act, was enacted in 1987 and granted the Department of Community and Economic Development the responsibility of ensuring that municipalities under severe financial distress could provide adequate health, safety, and welfare to their citizens. In 2014, Act 47 was amended to include the Early Intervention Program (EIP). The EIP was established to help identify municipalities displaying early signs of financial distress, and it afforded Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) the ability to be able to provide training and financial assistance to these municipalities.

Municipalities Listing & Internship Opportunities

The municipalities listed below have registered to participate in the PA Municipal Internship Program. Below each listing is a status of the available opportunities, along with a link to details about internships being offered.

City of Harrisburg

Dauphin county

Population: 48,904
In Act 47 since December 15, 2010

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 48,904, it is the ninth-largest city in the Commonwealth.


City of Butler

Butler County

Population: 13,155
Butler is a city and the county seat of Butler County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located 35 miles (56 km) north of Pittsburgh and part of the Greater Pittsburgh Region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,757. Butler was named the 7th best small town in America by Smithsonian magazine in May 2012.


City of Sunbury

Northumberland County

Population: 9,519
Sunbury is a city in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, just downstream of the confluence of its main and west branches. It dates to the early 18th century and is the county seat of Northumberland County.


Borough of Malvern

Chester County

Population: 3,410
Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is twenty-five miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia. he town is bordered by Paoli Pike on the south, Sugartown Road on the west, the Willistown Township on the east, and the East Whiteland Township on the north.


Pocono Township

Monroe County

Population: 10,757
Pocono Township is a township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Township government is located in the village of Tannersville, Pennsylvania, near the site of the popular Camelback Water Beach & Ski Area, which is located in Pocono and the adjacent Jackson Township.


City of St. Marys

Elk County

Population: 12,499
In EIP since January, 2015.

St. Marys is a city in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,070 at the 2010 census. St. Marys lies in the center of Pennsylvania's elk country. It is one of the few places east of the Mississippi River that allows hunting of wild elk. The area is known for its access to outdoor activities, including trout streams and state hunting lands inside the city limits


Indiana Borough

Indiana County

Population: 13,975
Indiana is a borough in and the county seat of Indiana County in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since 2013, Indiana Borough has been part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area after being a long time part of the Pittsburgh Media Market. Indiana is also the principal city of the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Ebensburg Borough

Cambria County

Population: 3,684
Ebensburg Borough, the seat of Cambria County government, is situated on a plateau in the geographic center of the county along the eastern fringe of the Laurel Hill Ridge. Ebensburg is located 19 miles north of the City of Johnstown, 24 miles west of the City of Altoona, 74 miles east of Pittsburgh, and 140 miles west of Harrisburg. The Borough has a population of 3,684 and encompasses 1.7 square miles.


Wilkinsburg Borough

Allegheny County

Population: 15,586
Wilkinsburg is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States adjacent to the city of Pittsburgh. The population was 15,930 at the 2010 census,[3] having lost more than 13,000 in the 70 years since 1940, when 29,853 people were enumerated.


City of Wilkes-Barre

Luzerne County

Population: 40,569
In EIP since May, 2017.

Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. It is one of the principal cities in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the center of the Wyoming Valley, it is second in size to the nearby city of Scranton.


City of Pittston

Luzerne County

Population: 7,602
Pittston is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is situated between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.  The city consists of three sections: The Downtown (in the center of the city), the Oregon Section (in the southern end), and the Junction (in the northern end). Pittston City is at the heart of the Greater Pittston region (a 65.35 square mile region in Luzerne County).


Hanover Township

Lehigh County

Population: 1,913
Hanover Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Hanover Township is a suburb of Allentown and Bethlehem, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.


New Britain Borough

Bucks County

Population: 3,152

New Britain is a borough in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, United States. The population
was 3,152 at the 2010 census.
Natural features include Cooks Run and 
Neshaminy Creek. According to the 
United States Census Bureau, the borough
has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2),
all of it land.

Crafton Borough

Allegheny County

Population: 5,803
Crafton is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, west of downtown Pittsburgh. The population grew from 1,927 in 1900 to 4,583 in 1910 and to 7,163 in 1940. The population was 5,951 at the 2010 census.