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InternshipsThe City of Riverside's Municipal Internship Program provides students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience while working in a dynamic municipal government organization. The Municipal Internship Program exposes students to career opportunities in local government while developing and strengthening professional skills in a work environment that enriches the academic experience.

Throughout the City's departments are a wide range of internship opportunities for almost every major. Internship opportunities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • City Attorney's Office – Prepare articles of use for legal documents; draft routine discovery requests and motions; gather factual information and perform basic legal research to assist attorneys.
  • Community Development Department – Perform various entry-level professional planning and case processing duties and assist in a wide variety of studies and research projects which may include report writing, statistical calculations, computer work, and other related activities.
  • Fire Department – Track compliance, develop statistical reports, research current businesses, and file permits on citywide hazardous material usage.
  • General Services Department – Research, develop, and apply for grants from state and federal agencies and prepare necessary reports on the progress of grant projects; reorganize, catalog, and manage historical files and assist in the development of productivity analysis reports.
  • Human Resources Department – Assist in the citywide study of employee classification and compensation, answer benefit inquiries and assist in establishing policies and procedures
  • Library Department –Assist the public in the use of electronic equipment and resources in the Library; assist Library Technicians in providing service at the customer help desks, and help in providing basic computer workshops to staff and the public.
  • Mayor's Office – Assist constituents with obtaining information and responding to their concerns; administrative support tasks, including answering phones and providing office assistance to the Mayor and his Chief of Staff; and, project duties including writing reports and memos and researching best practices from other jurisdictions. The Intern is occasionally asked to attend meetings and external events on behalf of the Mayor.


Internships Links
Human Resources

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Human Resources Website
3900 Main Street
Riverside, CA  92522
Closed Weekends & Major Holidays