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Management Assistant Program

David M. Wodynski Memorial Fellowship

Fast Track Your Future in Local Government Management

The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth—not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different public service career options await you in the Long Beach Management Assistant Program. Whether you are looking for a stepping-stone to launch your public service profession, grow a long-term public service career, or change career paths, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program provides a unique, immersive, and rewarding opportunity to work in local government. The program will help you gain the knowledge and skills to be an effective local government practitioner and make a difference in your community. The opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach an employer of choice.

The final deadline for the 2024-2025 application is Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 2:00PM PST.

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Each year, the City conducts recruitment events where you can meet representatives from the City and learn more about the Management Assistant Program! Please RSVP to attend any of the listed information sessions hosted by the current Management Assistants.

Management Assistant Program Info-Sessions**

Unable to attend one of live info sessions? View the recorded session here.


All Info Sessions will be virtual sessions 

  • Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30PM - 7PM PST - Zoom Link
  • Thursday, October 26th from 12PM - 1:30PM PST - Zoom Link
  • Monday, November 13th  from 5PM - 6:30PM PST - Zoom Link

Management Assistant Program Drop-in Hours**

Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet with Human Resource staff and current Management Assistantsto ask any questions related to the application process. The following sessions are structured as open drop-in hours where applicants can log-in at any time with questions.

Wednesday, December 6th from 12PM – 2PM PST – Zoom link

Monday, December 11th from 5PM – 7PM PST – Zoom link

**Please contact ManagementAssistant@longbeach.gov with any questions regarding the MA program itself. For all recruitment related emails please contact hr-talentacquisition@longbeach.gov.

MA Program Timeline

We are looking for Management Assistants who will provide the following:


Bring fresh perspectives to the organization about public administration and public policy from top research and professional institutions and offer unique outside perspectives and experiences to the organization.


Provide enthusiasm and focused energy to important high-priority City projects.


Play an important role in coordinating, facilitating, and managing priority City cross-department projects. 


Be dedicated to becoming effective leaders by gaining experience in many different aspects of local government.