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Learn more about the Administrative Intern Program!

Program Overview

As paid, full-time County employees, Administrative Interns experience Los Angeles County government first-hand through two-year internships that include practical job assignments and on-the-job training. Interns perform analyst assignments in such disciplines as human resources, budget, contracts, and public policies while assigned to various County departments, including Human Resources and the Chief Executive Office.

Rotational assignments in various division may include:

Employee relations
Recruitment and selection
Organizational development
Asset Management
Budget operations
Analysis of systems and procedures
Performing investigative work
Assisting in test research
Job analysis and classification studies
Responding to letters and constituent inquiries
Reviewing and drafting Board letters
Preparing performance standards and budgets

How to Apply

As an equal opportunity employer, applicants are welcome from all backgrounds who have a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

To receive an automatic notice regarding open application periods, visit the link below to set up a Job Interest Card and click on SUBSCRIBE:


The application period for the 2018 Management Assistant/Administrative Intern I examination will begin on April 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m., and close on April 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PT.



What to Expect

The program aims to give interns an in depth understanding of County administration through real-life assignments and approximately 120 hours of training over a 2-year period. Interns receive an introduction to County government as they attend Board of Supervisors sessions, Civil Service Commission meetings, and departmental tours. And their roles allow them to learn about rules and regulations, employee relations, and various County functions.

What happens at the end of the internship?

After successful completion of the program, the intern will receive a permanent position with the County as an Administrative Analyst at one of 35 County departments. In this new role, they will be able to utilize the skills and knowledge they’ve obtained during their time as an intern.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Administrative Intern Program?

The program started in 1933 when it was known as the Administrative Trainee Program. Through the years, it has built a reputation of recruiting and training promising individuals for administrative careers in public service.

Who is eligible to apply for the Administrative Intern Program?

Candidates must have completed (or be within six months of completion of) an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited college or university.

How long will my name be on the eligibility list?

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligibility list in the order of their score for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation. This list is available to be used by County departments to recruit for entry-level Administrative positions.

What benefits are offered?

The County of Los Angeles offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, annual elective leave, retirement, and 401K Savings and 457 Horizons Deferred Income Plans.

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