A career in local government is an excellent option for those who have a passion for public service. Public service is often about what you give rather than what you receive, and putting the collective good before the needs of individuals. Public service is about leadership, possibility, innovation, empowerment, and relationships. For more information, please visit http://icma.org/Wiki/Careers_in_Local_Government_Management
The City Manager Associations of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties announce the availability of summer internships in local government agencies in the two counties. The internships are available for university students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be posted beginning Feb, on the CalOpps job board. The purpose of the Regional Internship Program is to attract university
Held every year (in summer); Positions are posted by Feb/March. 100 + paid or unpaid internships for university students are offered by local government agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The positions are posted on the online job board www.calopps.org. Interested university students must only post their applications once to be considered for any number of the internships.
Held every year. The Two-County Next Generation Committee meets once per year with university career center staff to educate them about local government careers and discuss opportunities such as the Regional Internship Program, the Manager in Residence Program and Job Shadow Day, as well as local government representation at university job fairs. Career Guide for University Career Counselors
Held once every year in Oct/Nov. To attract young people to local government careers, this one-day program matches interested university students with managers in local government. Sponsored by the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC), Job Shadow Day is offered free of charge to participating agencies and students. Job Shadow Day Toolkit for High School Students Job Shadow Day