Paid Summer Internship for High School Students – Multiple Opportunities

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • Alameda
  • Salary: $15.00

Website City Of Alameda

Full Job Description

Nature of Position
The City of Alameda is hosting a paid Summer Internship Program for High School students. This is a great opportunity to learn about City government, so don’t miss out! Interns will be placed in one of the City’s departments and work alongside City staff. Social distancing and mask compliance will be applicable.

To be eligible for this program, applicants:

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in High School
  • Must be able to obtain a valid school work permit

The City of Alameda is a 10.6 square mile island community located in San Francisco Bay. Alameda is just seven miles east of San Francisco, and less than one mile west of the City of Oakland. Alameda is a diverse community with a population of approximately 79,000.

In 1916, Alameda became a charter city and was one of six cities that were the first in California to adopt the Council-Manager form of government. Under this form, the City is governed by a five-member City Council. Programs and services are administered by a City Manager. The City Council is elected on a non-partisan basis. Council members serve four-year staggered terms, with two Council members elected every two years. The Mayor is elected to serve a four-year term. The Mayor and Council members are elected at large, and subject to two elected term limits. The City Auditor and the City Treasurer are also elected by the voters. There are no term limits associated with these positions. The Mayor and City Council are responsible for passing ordinances and policies; adopting the budget; appointing citizens to Boards and Commissions; and hiring the three Charter offices of City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk.

As chief executive officer, the City Manager provides the leadership and organizational direction for the operation and management of all City departments. The City Manager implements the policies and ordinances of the City Council, overseeing operations of the City, and appointing the City’s department heads.

Organized under 14 departments, the City provides a broad range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, storm drains and other infrastructure; recreational and cultural activities, and general government and administrative support services.

For more information about the City’s different departments, please go to: