Cal OES Internship Programs

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​Summer Internship Program in Mather and Sacramento

Our 10-week program typically runs between June and August each year in the Mather and Sacramento area. The program is designed to provide participants with an in-depth introduction to the world of emergency management, and insights into the State’s civil service hiring process.

Cal OES interns from 2017 to 2019.

Our interns are introduced to various Cal OES programs areas, as well as a handful of partner agencies. We aim to have our interns leave our program with a better idea of whether emergency management and/or civil service is the route for them.


Want to be part of the action next year? Check our Mather/Sacramento summer internships page for updates around March 2020 when we announce our participating programs and open the application period!

​Summer Internship Program in Los Alamitos

The Response Operations - Southern Region holds a 10-week program that runs between June and August each year in the Orange County area. The program is designed to provide participants with an in-depth introduction to the world of emergency management, emergency response, preparedness, and mitigation.

Southern Region team on tour at the Disneyland Emergency Operations Center.

Through Regional Emergency Operations Center activations, field deployments, training sessions, weekly workgroups, and tours of public and private agencies that employ emergency management staff, we aim to provide a foundation and unique experiences for our interns and guide them on a career path in emergency management.


If you are interested in applying for an internship, please reach out to Deputy Regional Administrator Dan Weiss at dan.weiss@caloes.ca.gov. More information will be posted in March 2020, and intern interviews will be held in May 2020. 

​Year-round Internship Program

We currently do not have any internship openings. However, if there’s a program area you’re interested in, feel free to reach out to us to coordinate a potential internship opportunity.

​General Information

Who May Apply

Individuals who are at least 18 years old with a desire to learn about Cal OES and are able to work between 20 and 40 hours per week.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be able to work at least 20 hours per week through the duration of the internship.


Additional Information

Internship opportunities are unpaid.

​Contact

If you have any questions regarding the internships programs, please contact intern.recruitment@caloes.ca.gov.

 

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