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Meet the Interns
 derrickjones.jpg Derrick Jones (Spring 2016)
Derrick will soon receive his Master’s of Education in Workforce Management(M.ED) from Valdosta State University in December of this year. He has a Master’s in Public Administration. 
He completed his internship with Community and Economic Development Bureau in Real Property Services. He helped create an Access Database to figure out where 600+ of the City's parcels belonged as it related to Lead bureau and Lead department.
 Jessica4-16.jpg Jessica Spencer (Spring 2016)
Ms. Spencer attended Georgia Southern University (GSU), where she recently received a Master's in Business Administration during Spring 2016. She was a graduate Intern for the Office of City Manger. Spencer successfully drafted a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for St. Patrick's Day City operations, an After-Action Report (which provides metrics explaining how St. Patrick's Day impacts the City of Savannah), and created a PowerPoint for a visual report of the St. Patrick's Day After-Action Report.

 16Jemery.jpg Jeremy Touchstone (Spring 2016)
Mr. Touchstone is currently enrolled at Ashford University for a Bachelor's in Human Resources. He worked in the Human Resources Department, where he successfully worked on attrition rates & data programming, the Computer Loan Program, a performance review sheet, and a forklift SOP.
 Peter Salamon.jpg Peter Salamon
Peter Salamon is a intern in our Development Services Department and is assisting the department with the creation of a new Development Ordinance; researching and creating a database of building permit fees from other jurisdictions/municipalities; and  the creation of marketing strategies to assist with the public’s understanding of Development Service’s process structures.

Salamon attends the Savannah College of Art & Design and is working on a graduate degree in Urban Planning and Design.
 Allison Raines.JPG Allison Raines
As one of two interns in the Cemeteries Department, Allison Raines is a graduate of Savannah Technical College with a concentration in Historic Preservation. Allison gets the opportunity to assist the Cemetery Conservation Technician with all hands-on applications of a project. These treatments may include masonry application, metal conservation, fabrication, welding, painting, woodworking, and any other applicable treatment.
 matthew PIO.JPG Matthew Goldberg
As the part-time marketing intern for the City’s Keep Savannah Clean Litter campaign, Matthew Goldberg develops and implements strategies for social media engagement as well as other marketing duties and community engagement needs for the campaign. He is a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design
 Eli Bracket.jpg Eli Bracket
Eli Bracket is a recent graduate of Savannah Technical College with an Associate in Historic Preservation and Restoration and his primary role as a Cemetery Conservation Intern is to work with the Cemetery Conservation team for Bonaventure Cemetery which includes masonry application, metal conservation, fabrication, welding, painting, woodworking, and any other applicable treatment.
neil henne.jpg  Neil Henne
Neil Henne was preparing to complete his master’s degree in Urban Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Henne interned in the Community Planning & Development Department. He worked as a graduate intern for the Planning Division and his duties included: creating maps using ArcGIS, updating and analyzing Census and other planning data, and drafting text for reports.  Specific tasks will include creating new aldermanic district and neighborhood boundaries maps, preparing maps, data and text for neighborhood profiles, and updating inventories of non-conforming uses, infrastructure problem areas, vacant lots, city-owned parcels and uses, and other data within planned corridor improvement areas.

 chelsea michael.jpg Chelsea Michael
Chelsea Michael is a recent graduate of Hope International University with a degree in Non-Profit Management. As an intern in the Distribution and Conveyance Department, Chelsea worked as an asset management data collector and her responsibilities included: collecting asset information from City of Savannah sanitary sewer lift stations as well as organizing existing electronic As-Built drawings and create hyperlinks to for accessibility to them in Cityworks.

 darvean-herron.jpg Darvean Herron
During Darvean’s senior year at Savannah State University majoring in Homeland Security, he obtained an internship with the Water Reclamation Department. As part of his internship, Darvean conducted monthly site inspections; issues notices of and calculated penalties for violations of permit and/or ordinance provisions; meets with industry representatives to explain regulations as well as collected samples from industrial wastewater, sewer lift stations, sewer spills, and watersheds as needed.

Since then, Darvean has received a permanent position as technician the Water Reclamation Department.

 jonas-subaar.jpg Jonas Subaar
Jonas Subaar was preparing to complete his complete his Master’s Degree in Public Administration, when he obtained an internship with the Office of the Mayor. During that time, Jonas assisted City staff with the Mayor’s youth initiatives and events; researched best practices in youth engagement; accompanied the Mayor to various meetings and events which included press conferences, etc.

As a result of his performance during the internship, Jonas has now joined the staff in the Mayor’s office as a Management Analyst.

 fredrick fluker.jpg Fredrick Fluker
Fredrick Fluker is pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering Technology at Savannah State University.  Fluker’s internship duties in the Water Reclamation Department included:  
Industrial discharge sampling and reconnaissance field trips; and managing the documentation of Leachate Disposal Manifests and generates monthly statements for billing

 jamira britt.jpg Jamira Britt
Jamira Britt was a senior at Savannah State University, with a double major in Public Health and Science when she interned with the Water Reclamation Department. During the internship, Britt assisted with watershed sampling, industrial discharge sampling, Industrial site inspections, and the photographic documentation of monitoring points.

 obaro fakpor.jpg Obaro Fakpor
Obaro Fakpor, recently graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a concentration in Architecture and is pursuing a graduate degree at Georgia Southern University in Civil Engineering.  As an intern with the Savannah Development & Renewal Authority, Fakpor assisted with the director in the redevelopment efforts for the Montgomery Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. corridor.

 cierra selby.jpg Cierra Selby
Cierra recently graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and is now pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at Savannah State University.  As the graduate marketing intern in the Tourism Management & Ambassadorship Department, Selby developed strategies to manage tourism which protect residents’ quality of life, preserve the historic district, improve the visitor experience and sustain the tourism industry.

 candace-davis.jpg Candace Davis
Candace Davis was a graduate student at Savannah State University when she began her internship in the Tourism Management & Ambassadorship Department.  Candace was a mystery shopper intern included investigating code compliance issues or specific complaints about the tour company and/or tour guide.  This provided an opportunity to learn more about ordinances, policy and operations of city government.

 dianne-mcneil.jpg Diann McNeil
Diann was a student at Savannah Technical College with a focus in Accounting and Finance when she began her unpaid internship in the Finance Department.  Her duties as an unpaid internship included assisting the staff with creating a Standard Operating Procedure manual for their policies and accounting procedures.

 albani-mani.jpg Albani Mani
Albani was an international student who had just recently graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a degree in Political Science when she began her unpaid internship with Tourism Management & Ambassadorship Department.  Albani assisted the staff with the implementation of the tourist survey as well as mystery shopper and enforcement activities.
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Parrish Herron
After successfully completing his studies in Criminal Justice at Savannah State University, Parrish Herron began his internship with the Mobility & Parking Services Department. As a research intern, Herron assisted with research and work required for the Greater Downtown Parking Study and Strategic Plan.