Policy & Planning Intern

Internship Position Description

Position Title:

Policy & Planning Intern - County Procurement Office   (unpaid internship)

Name and Location of Agency/Department Requesting Intern:

County of Orange
Procurement Office
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Functions of Agency/Department:

The County Procurement Office reports to the County Executive Office on implementation of Board of Supervisors policy pertaining to county procurement in order to maintain a procurement process which is competitive, fair and efficient. The division ensures safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity in order to obtain the most value for public funds and provide quality service and education through effective teamwork and communication.

Intern Duties/Responsibilities:

Interns will assist in promoting, developing and implementing the policies, programs and initiatives of the County Procurement Office.

Education Requirements:

Internship is best suited for college students or recent graduates with backgrounds in Public Administration, Political Science, Social Ecology, Public Policy or related fields.

Time Commitment:

Flexible schedules are available that consist of 8 - 15 hours per week for 1 or 2 semesters/quarters. Hours may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for this internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.

Benefits Available to Intern:

Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to permanent employment, students and recent graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to:

  • Build resumes and explore career options
  • Apply academic skills and knowledge to the workplace
  • Fulfill college/university internship requirements
  • Network in their fields of interest with professionals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in Orange County
  • Intern with one of the premier employers in the region

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