Internship Application Procedures

Although internships with the County of Orange are unpaid positions, they do provide an excellent experience in a professional setting for students and recent graduates.

Please review the following information and email your resume, letter of interest or cover letter and unofficial transcript to CountyofOrangeInterns@ocgov.com. 

In addition, all applicants will need to submit a Supplemental Information Form. A fillable PDF version can be located HERE and a Microsoft Word version can be located HERE. Please do not include a writing sample or sample portfolio unless that information is specifically requested in the position description. If you include an objective statement in your resume, please create a statement that relates to the internship or internships that you are seeking.

Your letter of interest or cover letter is a key component in achieving a meaningful internship experience:

  • It provides an opportunity to elaborate upon details that are usually just listed in a resume.
  • It demonstrates written communication skills and style.
  • It allows a more in-depth discussion of career goals, personal interests, academic accomplishments, community involvement, etc.
  • It assists County managers in matching applicants with internship opportunities that complement individual career and academic goals.

When preparing your letter of interest or cover letter, consider the following options:

  • Click here to check out the County’s website to gain insight into the structure and operations of County government.
  • Keep the letter’s content and format professional as you demonstrate your individual writing style and introduce yourself to the reader.
  • Discuss career and academic goals and personal interests.
  • Share your expectations of the internship experience, including what you’d like to accomplish; what issues/projects/assignments are of particular interest; and what skills, knowledge and expertise you hope to gain.

Contact:

Jeff Hentzen, Volunteer/Intern Program Manager
County of Orange, Human Resource Services
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 834-2892
Email: CountyofOrangeInterns@ocgov.com