Grant Proposal Criteria

WCMA Scholar Internship Grant Proposal Criteria

WCMA Scholar Internship Grant Proposal Criteria
If you are interested in participating in the WCMA Scholar Internship Grant Program, please prepare
a proposal that addresses the following items.
  1. Population of your community based on the latest DOA estimates.
  2. What type of grant you would like to receive: Undergraduate or Graduate
  3. Statement of commitment and ability to provide a financial match to the WCMA scholarship funds designated for the internship and the time period the intern will be employed.
  4. What can the student learn from an internship with your city, village, town, or county?
  5. Provide a detailed description of the intern's proposed duties, responsibilities, and/or special projects.
  6. Indicate who will provide immediate supervision for the intern.
  7. Provide a detailed description of the training and development opportunities that may be provided to the intern. This may include formal training programs or events. However, please also outline opportunities such as providing the intern with an assigned mentor, regularly scheduled meetings with the Manager/Administrator, attending management team meetings, attending City Council, Board and Commission meetings, participating on inter-departmental teams, attending regional organization events or meetings, community tours and ride-along, etc.
  8. Please note any potential obstacles to a successful internship with your city, village, town, or county and describe how you plan to address these issues. For example, if housing availability is a concern, describe any assistance that can be given to help the intern locate affordable, temporary housing if required.
  9. Provide any additional information about your city, village, town, or county's ability to provide a meaningful experience for the intern and what the intern's assistance will mean to your city, town, or county.
  10. The student/intern must prepare an end of internship report to be shared with WCMA membership illustrating the results and work product of the internship for possible use by WCMA members.

Please submit your WCMA Scholar Internship Program Proposal to:
Dawn S. Peters
Executive Director
148 N. 3rd Street
DeKalb, IL 60115