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Internship Program

Explore a Future in Public Service: Two Internship Opportunities with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

We are thrilled to announce two paid student internship positions with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors' Fifth District office.  This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated individuals to contribute to the welfare of our community and gain significant professional experience.

About the Board of Supervisors:

The Board of Supervisors plays a crucial role in enacting legislation, establishing policies, and setting priorities for the operation of Sonoma County government. We oversee functions and activities across numerous branches, providing county-wide services in health, welfare, elections, public protection, and municipal services such as fire protection, law enforcement, and road maintenance in unincorporated areas.

Internship Details:

One Opening Currently Available: The successful candidate will have fluency in both English and Spanish and will work with our team to help with issues related to equity, engagement and language access.

Team Collaboration: Interns work alongside experienced staff members, gaining insights and participating actively in various aspects of county governance.

Diverse Experience: Responsibilities include assisting in planning and coordinating community events, creating informational materials, conducting outreach to organizations and stakeholders, and engaging in community meetings.

Time Commitment: 4-16 hours per week, depending on intern's availability and project needs; length of committment is also flexible.

Rate of Pay: $19.92-$20.91 / hour

Skills and Learning Opportunities:

Community Engagement: Play a role in the planning and execution of community events, gaining skills in event management and public communication.

Policy Insight: Gain exposure to County policies, procedures, and departments, enhancing your understanding of public policy and government operations.

Problem-Solving: Engage in hands-on problem-solving for various community concerns, offering feedback and recommendations to the office staff.

This internship is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in Sonoma County, contributing to the well-being and development of our community. Under the guidance of experienced staff members, interns will develop skills and knowledge crucial for a career in public service and governance.

Job Description: English Job Description, Spanish Job Description

Application: English Fillable PDF Application, Spanish Fillable PDF Application

Return application to district5@sonoma-county.org. Reach out to same address with any questions.