The city of Lake Oswego is offering an internship in honor of the late Robert Kincaid, former chief of staff and special projects manager for the city of Lake Oswego.
The opportunity is available to a senior or graduate student in Public Administra-tion at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, or other schools with public administration programs. This internship is ideal for students interested in gaining experience and exposure to local government management.
The individual selected for the internship will spend approximately three months of the summer working with the city manager and assistant city manager on a broad range of local government management issues including human resource management, budgeting, finance, and development, as well as the delivery of a wide range of services including utilities, library, recreation and parks, transportation and public safety.
Kincaid graduated from the University of Oregon School of Community Service and Public Affairs with a degree in public administration in 1973. He began working for the city of Lake Oswego after graduation and rose through the ranks to become assistant city manager in 1985 and later chief of staff in 2001. He retired in 2003 only to be hired back to manage projects. In 2006 he died after a long bout with cancer.
This internship is planned as an annual opportunity funded by family, friends and other donors, to honor Kincaid's life and his 30-plus years of service to Lake Oswego.
Donations are also being accepted in Kincaid's name in support of the internship. Donations can be sent to the city at the above address, also in the care of David Donaldson.
Applicants should apply by April 1 for work starting in June. Finalists will meet with Donaldson and a representative of the family in mid April, with a selection by mid/late April.