Website City Of Mountain View
Full Job Description
What’s the role?
We’re looking for a highly motivated, passionate, and detail oriented professional
to take on the role of Purchasing Intern. You will join a fast-paced, dynamic team
environment, providing SERVICES within the Purchasing Division of the Finance and
Administrative Services Department. Selected individual must be equipped to
work remotely or on-site at the City of Mountain View (City Hall) with the internship
starting in May or June 2022. Working conditions are subject to change depending
on public health orders.
Now accepting applications for: This is a part-time paid position, up to 29 hours per week and does not include
benefits. The Intern position is a temporary assignment through summer 2022. These
INTERN (PURCHASING) positions include flexible scheduling and college/university credit may be
provided, as applicable. Interns receive direction and guidance from an intern
Hourly rate of pay (depends on education level host who is part of the management staff.
Student Intern I: $17.03 – $19.92 per hour
Student Intern II: $19.60 – $24.11 per hour
Student Intern III: $22.56 – $27.84 per hour
Undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior level student pursuing a major in
Business Administration, Economics, or Public Administration
Why Mountain View?
Because where you choose to work,
matters. Because you want to surround Candidate will be a high-performing student, with good communication
yourself with passi onate, mission-driven and customer service skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
colleagues comm itted to providing Continuing their education enrolled in an accredited community
excellent service to the community and college/university for Fall 2022.
each other. Beca use you want to apply
your talents in a p lace where words like
“wellness,” “empa thy” and
“innovation” are n ot merely nice
What You’ll Do
sentiments, but are ideals we strive to
achieve in everyth ing we do.
Potential projects include updating the supplier database in the City’s
“I really learned s o much and met so financial management system, assisting the Purchasing Team with full range
many great people. It’s wonderful to of solicitation and award processes, perform maintenance of contractor
records, and assist with vendor outreach and job site interviews for labor
know that our eff orts truly affect the
compliance and payroll certification. public and that w e were all working
together to make the City a better
place. I think that is what really made
me love this internship, and it has
definitely sparked my interest in
working for the public in the future.” –
Former _City of Mountain View Summer
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Are we a Match?
You are interested in working within* local government* and will uphold the City’s
code of ethics and mission.
You are highly motivated, reliable and quick-to-learn, and you take initiative
CULTURAL IDEALS: and start sentences with “I can…”
You are able to establish and maintain effective work relationships with a
diverse population and work in a team.
- Empower People You are customer service focused and can express yourself clearly and
- Foster Collaboration professionally, both orally and in writing.
- Support Continuous Learning
- Enhance Our Community The Perks!
- Champion Wellness Growth – we are committed to exposing you to a work environment that will
- Lead with Empathy sharpen your writing, presentation, research, analysis and critical thinking
- Embrace Change & Training – this internship experience will be supplemented with training and
Innovation external educational sessions.
Networking – access to a network of professionals in the field of local
Course Credit – if applicable, college/university credit may be provided.
Extra Extra! Access to an onsite gym.
Apply Now! Additional information:
In conjunction with the Two-County (San Mateo and Santa Clara) Regional Internship
Program, the City of Mountain View has internship opportunities for college students,
Submit your application, resume and
recent college graduates, and graduate students who are interested in contributing
supplemental questionnaire online at
to the community, while granting the opportunity to learn about local government.
calopps.org or to the Human Resources
An internship with the City of Mountain View offers valuable, real-world job
Department; City of Mountain View, 500
experience in one of California’s best-managed cities! Through this internship, you will
Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041,
gain exposure to a wide variety of programs and services, while enhancing and
(650) 903-6309. Please provide a valid
sharpening your writing, presentation, research, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
email address on your application. This
This experience will also be supplemented with training workshops, networking with
recruitment will close on Friday, January
other interns, and access to professionals in your interested field, both within the City
14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The first group of 50
of Mountain View and through external events.
applications will be screened, and each
subsequent group of 50 applications
received thereafter, until the position is
filled. Qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply early.
Fine Print. Depending on the number of applications, the above process may be altered. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing
process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Mountain View
is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a Department of
Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or
termination. City of Mountain View requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This mandate allows for limited exceptions. NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not
constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Location: 500 Castro Street Mountain View,94041, Mountain View, CA 94041
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship