The Union Township Board of Supervisors is excited to announce that Union Township has been chosen as a placement site for an intern through Local Government Academy (LGA). LGA’s Municipal Intern Program (MIP) is a paid summer internship that connects graduate and undergraduate students with eligible municipal Placement Sites. The Academy accepts project applications from the Placement Sites, which are then reviewed anonymously and ranked according to program criteria. The process is highly competitive, and the Board is thrilled to have been chosen!
The municipal intern will be working with the Township’s appointed engineering firm to develop a GIS (Geographic Information System) database for the Township’s infrastructure (roads, sanitary sewers, stormwater sewers, etc.). This is an extremely useful tool to electronically track and store information, such as maintenance records, age, condition, and more. GIS also streamlines important Township processes, such as Capital Improvement Plans and routine maintenance programs. The Board is so excited to be taking this huge leap in the right direction to bring Union Township into the 21st century. Stay tuned for further announcements on this project!