Development Department
:: About Internships

InternshipsAn internship is an educational work experience that allows students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Interns work on temporary job assignments to gain on-the-job training and experience while still in school. Internships provide an opportunity for students to explore potential careers, obtain academic credit, and develop a professional network of contacts.

The Municipal Internship Program

Through the Municipal Internship Program, the City of Riverside provides college and university students with the opportunity to work side-by-side with City staff, learn about local government, and gain professional experience while going to school.

Benefits of an Internship Program

  • For the Student:
    • Enhances the student’s academic experience
    • Provides valuable professional experience that will enhance the student’s skills and competence
    • Offers networking and mentoring opportunities for academic and career growth
  • For the organization:
    • Provides a continuous source of talent, new insight and ideas
    • Provides an opportunity to evaluate a candidate’s potential for permanent employment
    • Improves retention rates: employees who start as interns tend to stay with a company longer than traditional hires

To learn more about the two internship programs offered by the City of Riverside, please use the link to the right Right.


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