Programs for Students interested in careers in Local Government

  • Careers in Local Government Management

    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.

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  • Meeting with University Career Centers

    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 and Fellowship Program as well as local government representation at university job fairs.


  • Regional Internship Program

    Held every year (in summer).  Positions are posted by Feb/March.

    Paid or unpaid (in person/virtual) 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

    For more information, contact Chaten Berry at

    For more info:


    Isabel Marin
    San Mateo County, Jobs For Youth
    Summer Intern 2023
    Kyliyah Daniel
    Water Resources Planning
    Summer Intern 2022