The City Manager Associations of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties make it a priority to offer summer internships in local government through the Regional Internship Program.
The Regional Internship Program is a Next Gen initiative designed to attract students to local government careers through a summer or yearlong internship. Participating agencies post internship opportunities on CalOpps starting in January and host interns in a variety of areas including:
- Public Safety
- Human Resources
- Public Works
- Community Services
- Library Sciences
- Urban Planning
Hiring managers in the various agencies then interview and select the interns from the posted applications. Learning forums for the regional interns are also provided during the summer. The forums are a great opportunity for interns in the various local government agencies to meet, mingle, and learn.