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Intern Highlight Series: Levi Sinkler

Post Date:09/28/2017 10:12 AM


The Palos Verdes Estates Internship Program is an unpaid academic driven program that provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills through practical application. This program provides a hands-on opportunity for future leaders who aspire to work in public service to strengthen their understanding of the City of Palos Verdes Estates and prepare them for their future. 

The Intern Highlight Series will feature our interns who work behind-the-scenes with staff and have opportunities to interact with the public as a representative of the City.

Levi Sinkler

Intern Highlight Series:Levi Sinkler

Name: Levi Sinkler

School: California State University, Long Beach

Department(s): City Manager - Community Relations

How has your understanding of local government changed?

My only knowledge of local government came from a history class I took over a decade ago. Local level government was a very brief portion of the class. Seeing the inner workings of such an entity has given me fresh perspective on how it's run, services it provides.

What were you most surprised about interning at a government office?

In a lot of instances, isn't very different from private business in a structural sense. There is a manager that oversees all of the departments, department heads that oversee their own department, and so on. Where I'm most surprised is in the power of the residents. At this level of government, residents votes have a direct and almost immediate impact on daily operations. Also, many residents seem to be engaged within City Hall and its staff. 

If you see Levi at City Hall, please say hello!

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