Past Interns: Where are They Now?

The Olathe Management Intern program is now in it's ninth year, and our past interns have gone on to start successful careers within local government.

Contact us or call 913-971-8764 to learn more about this internship.

Below is a list of past interns and their current positions: 

2006-2007 Jessica Shaddox   Hillsdale, Kansas
2007-2008 Shelby Teufel Assistant City Administrator City of Pleasant Hill, Missouri 
2008-2009 Jenny Hesseltine   City of Pella, Iowa 
2009-2010 Nick Woolery Director of Strategic Initiatives City of Baytown, Texas 
2010-2011 Dylan Feik Administrative Services Director City of Auburn, California  
2011-2012 Amanda Kaufman Assistant to the City Manager City of Marion, Iowa 
2012-2013 Jamie Shockley Assistant City Manager City of Tonganoxie, Kansas
2013-2014 Deron Gamble    
2014-2015 Sarah Alig Assistant to the City Administrator City of Woodbury, Minnesota

We would welcome you to contact any or all of our past interns regarding their experience in our internship program.

Intern Testimonials

"The Olathe Management Internship was an invaluable experience, and I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including community-wide initiatives, economic development proposals, and participating on multiple workgroups. I had access to a world-class City Manager’s Office, which is committed to the development of future city managers. I also had the privilege of working in an organizational culture which valued my contributions. Among many internships, this experience was second-to-none." --Dylan Feik, 2010-2011

"Having the opportunity to work with the City of Olathe has been a great experience, and I am overwhelmed by all of the things I have already learned in the short time I've worked here. I have been given the opportunity to work on a wide-variety of projects and serve on a number of City teams and committees, all of which have contributed to a greater understanding of municipal government operations and what it takes to run an organization that is "setting the standard for excellence in public service." I am very grateful for this opportunity and am confident that it is preparing me for a successful career in local government. Olathe is a great place to work!" --Jamie Shockley, 2012-2013

"My experience in Olathe was just what I needed to get my career in City Management started.  I was given a first-hand look at the opportunities and challenges with managing a city, I had the opportunity to learn from some great leaders, and I was given projects that challenged me to think on my feet while using the things I learned in school.  Most importantly, I had the opportunity to be a part of an organization that continues to set the standard for excellence in public service.  Many of the programs and ways of thinking from Olathe I’ve taken with me and used to help improve my current city.  I am extremely thankful for the experience." -- Nick Woolery, 2009-2010

"The Olathe Management Internship Program provided me with a solid start to my City Management career.  The City of Olathe Internship taught me about management far beyond the specific projects I was assigned.  I learned about organizational culture, change, influence, management, and what it means to be a leader in any organization.  These invaluable skills have influenced how I lead in my organization today.  During my internship, I had the opportunity to speak candidly and collegially with the City’s top leadership.  I can still depend on those relationships when I encounter challenging professional situations.  Olathe has first-rate employees, a commitment to quality public service, and is at the forefront of local government management.  I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked for the City of Olathe." -- Shelby Teufel, 2007-2008