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 

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.


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