Prospective Student Interns

Current Internship Opportunities

View the announcements on the Job Gateway and apply directly to open internships.

 

*Submit your resume to the "Student Internship with Various Departments" posting to be considered for additional internships that may open in the future.  Our team will continuously screen these resumes and contact potentially qualified candidates.

Contact Information

Educational Support Program

esp@rivco.org

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the County of Riverside Student Internship Program

 

A Student Internship with the County of Riverside can offer a unique, hands-on experience that can complement classroom knowledge and serve as a foundation to launch a successful public service career. Participants can gain real work experience by being responsible for projects in their area of interest while positively impacting the community and residents of the County.

Student Intern Positions

  • The County offers a mixture of paid and unpaid internships depending on the position and budgetary constraints of each sponsoring department


  • All appointments are part-time hourly, and work at the discretion of the appointing authority

Eligibility

  • Unpaid Student Interns must be currently enrolled as part-time or full-time students at an accredited college or training program.


  • Paid Professional Student Interns must either be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high school, or a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral program at an accredited college or university in a program relevant to the specific internship. Some positions may require current enrollment in an accredited graduate school program. Recent graduates are eligible to intern for up to one year from their graduation date.


  • Students must have and maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA to be eligible to be employed as a Student Intern.  Higher GPAs may be required by the hiring department.


  • Students must be legal permanent residents, U.S. Citizens, or Green Card Holders (permit to work). 


  • International students are eligible if an exception has been approved by the Human Resources Director in advance.


  • In addition to the minimum qualifications above, students must meet additional required and desired qualifications depending on the nature of the internship assignment and needs of the assignment department.


  • Exceptions to the above student status requirements, and/or qualification requirements must be reviewed and approved by the Educational Support Program in advance.

Participating Departments

The County of Riverside is comprised of over 40 departments and agencies that can open an internship at any time for virtually any major.  Internships range from Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Engineering, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Digital Media, Human Resources, Public Policy, Marketing and more!  Below are some departments that have participated in the internship program:

Animal Services

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Board of Supervisors

Child Support Services 

Community Action Partnership

County Counsel

District Attorney's Office - Victim Services

District Attorney's Office - College Academy     

Economic Development Agency

Emergency Management

Environmental Health

Executive Office

Fire Protection

First 5

Flood Control

Human Resources

                            
Information Technology

Medical Volunteer Program

Mental Health

Parks

Probation

Public Defender's Office

Public Health

Public Social Services

Purchasing and Fleet

Riverside University Health System

Registrar of Voters

Transportation and Land Management Agency

Veterans' Services

Waste Management       

How to Apply

Internship opportunities can be opened at any time for a variety of majors.  When a position becomes available, it is posted on Job Gateway Please visit the job board frequently for available opportunities, read the position very carefully, and, if you meet the minimum requirements, follow the application instructions to submit your resume.  

Tips for applying to an internship: 

Prepare a resume with updated contact information, work/internship/volunteer history, cumulative weighted GPA, degree program, expected graduation date, university attending, full- or part-time status in the current and/or upcoming term, and an objective stating that you are interested in an internship and in what areas. View our Job Seeker Resources page for more tips and to view sample resumes.