ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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Learn more about the Academic Internship Program!

Program Overview

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

Who Qualifies?

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 interns@hr.lacounty.gov.

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

Are you in good academic standing and interested in this opportunity? Click below on Apply to begin the process.

Academic Internships

Frequently Asked Questions

E-mail us at interns@hr.app.lacounty.gov and provide us with the name of your college or university’s Internship Coordinator, as well as their phone number and email address. We will contact them and inquire about an agreement. Some schools decide not to enter into a partnership with the County and, as a result, students from those institutions are not eligible to participate in the this internship program.

Please email us at interns@hr.app.lacounty.gov with a brief description of your course requirement and/or major. We will reach out to participating departments on your behalf.

When a department selects an intern, they have taken several steps to bring the intern aboard; therefore, we do not encourage swapping projects or departments. However, if you would like to be considered for other projects, you will need to reapply for the program.

Some projects are removed from the list when a department has selected an intern or the project has ended. We can, however, follow-up on your behalf with the participating department. Email us at interns@hr.app.lacounty.gov with the project number or a brief description.

Internships offered through the Academic Internship Program are unpaid and are strictly for academic credit. However, the County has a variety of internship programs that may be a suitable fit for you. Click here for more information.

Internships offered through the Academic Internship Program are unpaid and are strictly for academic credit. However, the County has a variety of internship programs that may be a suitable fit for you. Click here for more information.

Your application for the program must be completed online and will include an opportunity for you to list your project selections as well as attach your resume.

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