ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Learn more about the Academic Internship Program!
The program’s goal is to place college/university students within County departments as student interns for the completion of specific projects, research, or studies ordered by the Board of Supervisors or developed by a County department. These internships are unpaid and projects are carefully designed to offer each intern a practical and meaningful work experience. Interns normally spend 8-16 hours per week at their internship unless noted differently on the project description.
Junior, senior, or graduate level students who are currently enrolled in good academic standing and will be completing their internships for academic credit at a partnering college/university. Interns must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. As a general rule, interns are expected to be available at least 8 hours a week.
If you do not find your educational institution listed and would like to find out how to partner with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnering Universities (click to see list)
Alliant International University
Argosy University Inland Empire
Argosy University Los Angeles
Azusa Pacific University School of Business and Management
California Baptist University
California State University (All Campuses)
Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Claremont Graduate University Masters of Public Health
George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Grand Canyon University
Loma Linda University
Missouri State University School of Public Health
Mount Saint Mary's University
Northern Illinois University
The Ohio State University
Touro University California
University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health
University of California Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of California Merced
University of California Riverside School of Public Policy
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Global Public Health
University of Southern California School of Communication & Journalism
University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California School of Gerontology
University of Southern California School of Public Health
University of Southern California School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
Western University of Health Science
See Current Internship Projects
Click Current Projects below to see the list of available internship opportunities. Identify 2‑3 projects you would like to work on.
How to Apply
After you have identified 2-3 projects you are interested in working on, click below to submit your application. You will be have an opportunity to list the projects in order of your preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to participate in the program if I attend a community/junior college?
How can my college/university partner with the program?
What can I do if the project list does not include any projects relevant to my academic requirement and/or major?
Does the Academic Internship Program allow swapping of projects?
How do I pursue or request information on projects not available at this time?
Is there still a way I can intern for a project or department even if I do not earn the college credit?
I’m looking for a paid internship opportunity. Is the Academic Internship Program appropriate for me?
Can I e-mail my resume and project selections directly to someone?
What Our Interns Say
This program prepared me for a life of public service.