Palos Verdes Estates Internship Program

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The Palos Verdes Estates Internship Program is an unpaid academic driven program that provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills through practical application. This program provides a hands-on opportunity for future leaders who aspire to work in public service to strengthen their understanding of the City of Palos Verdes Estates and prepare them for their future.

Interns will work hands on within city departments to complete projects, survey reports, assessments, and more. Every internship is unique and assignments will vary depending on which internship matches your field.

Below are three great internship opportunities: Application opens May 1, 2017 and Closes May 26, 2017

Palos Verdes Estates High School Student Internship (unpaid): Through mentorship and under supervision, the PVE High School Intern position may perform average, moderate or complex level of work. It is designed to provide supervised practical work experience for high school students interested in public service within their community.

The selected candidate may perform department-specific projects, conduct surveys, research, perform administrative, and public information tasks in support of City programs. Emphasis is placed on a variety of meaningful learning experiences, while at the same time, giving back to their City.

This internship opportunity is open to high school students who are Palos Verdes Estates residents.

City Clerk Internship (unpaid): Through mentorship and under general supervision, the City Clerk Intern will collaborate on various projects, which may include, learning records management process and different databases; updating office manuals; working in programs that may enhance transparency with the electorate; and  assisting with preparation of the official records.

This internship is geared towards High School Seniors or a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and graduate students.

Communications & Media Relations Internship (unpaid): Through mentorship and under general supervision, the Communications & Media Relations (CMR) Intern will assist the City Manager's Office with internal and external communications. This includes shooting and editing video, recording City meetings and draft postings for traditional and social Media.

This internship is geared towards college students with a focus on mass communications, public communication or related fields.

Human Resources Internship (unpaid): Through mentorship and under general supervision, the Human Resources Intern will receive training in and perform the less difficult phases of a variety of human resources assignments; to assist Human Resources personnel in the performance of their duties; to receive training and assist in the coordination of employer-employee relations activities; and to do related work as assigned.

This internship is open to Junior or Senior High School students or students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Application opens May 1, 2017 and Closes May 26, 2017

 For additional questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 310-378-0383 ext. 2222

Internship Requirements:

Application Procedure:

  • Submit application through the Career Opportunities tab located on the left or click here
  • Application must include:
  1.  Cover Letter explaining why you should be selected; and
  2.  Work/School Resume

Commitment to internship program

  • Three month commitment or until assignment is complete;
  • Able to work a minimum of 10 hours not to exceed 28 hours a week;
  • Students in the internship program must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or above non-weighted. Student must maintain the required GPA throughout the duration of their internship; and
  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Future Internship Program Application Periods:

  • Fall Session - Application Deadline July 10, 2017
  • Spring Session - Application Deadline October 2, 2017
  • Summer Session – Application Deadline May 7, 2018