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PTS College Intern - Neighborhood Services

The City of Santa Clarita is committed to providing a challenging and meaningful work experience for college students. The City offers unique opportunities for students to gain hands-on and in-depth experience in a variety of disciplines related to local, regional, state, and federal government operations. We provide real world work assignments, which provide interns the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional City staff committed to teamwork and providing superior municipal services to the community of Santa Clarita. The intern will work with various divisions in the Neighborhood Services Department, including: the Environmental Services, Parks, Public Library, Special Districts, and Transit.

Twenty (20) hours per week is preferred. Expected duration of this internship is from September 2019 to March 2020.

- Assist with preparation for City outreach events such as: River Rally, Bike to Work Day, and Earth Arbor Day
- Partner with Local History Librarian to develop material storage processes
- Analyze the City's Passport Services program, including conducting an administration needs assessment
- Research grant opportunities and prepare recommendations
- Draft communications, such as newsletters and memos
- Provide administrative support, as needed


If you are a current or recent undergraduate or graduate student and are interested in gaining meaningful, hands-on work experience at the local government level, this may be the program for you.

- General understanding of governmental organizations and municipal operations
- Basic knowledge of budget/financial analysis
- Research techniques, survey methods, and data collection
- Excellent customer service skills
- Flexibility and ability to handle multiple priorities
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to foster effective working relationships with all levels of staff and the community
- Computer experience, including: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


An online completed City application is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete or with a reference to attachments may be rejected.

All offers of employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States and successful completion of Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees.

In addition, College Interns may be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driving record upon hire and during employment.

Part-time, temporary and seasonal (PTS) workers are at-will.

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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A fully completed online City application form is required to apply for this position until closing on August 13, 2019.