The City of Springfield’s Mayoral Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning for some of the city’s best and brightest GED, high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The most recent in a long line of great interns, is Reina Diaz.
Mayor Sarno is proud to announce Reina Diaz, a City of Springfield Intern since January of 2017. She is a lifetime resident of Springfield having graduated from the Springfield Renaissance School in 2012 and went on to receive her Criminal Justice Degree from UMass – Dartmouth.
Students selected to participate are assigned work closely with all levels of government in addition to city commissions and departments on a breadth of issues related to the Mayor’s strategic priorities. Reina has become the liaison to the E3 Initiative in Springfield’s downtown Entertainment District as well as a regular at the Mason Square C3 and other neighborhood efforts.
Interns typically perform a variety of tasks which may involve entry level policy research and development, community engagement, outreach and education, administrative tasks, and constituent engagement. Mayor Sarno states that Reina has thus far proven to be a reliable and dependable member of the team assisting in efforts where needed. The Mayor added, “we value our interns and work to ensure that their experience in the office is a valuable experience which they can carry with them throughout their careers.
Reina learned about the intern opportunity with the City of Springfield through volunteer opportunities with staff members on Mayor Sarno’s staff. In addition, Reina is very excited to be working with the great employees around Springfield. Welcome, Reina!