Northern California Summer Internships

Administrative Services

Cal OES is now accepting internship applications for Summer 2022

Click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet for Applicants.

2022 Summer Internship Program 


  • 1/1/22 - Application window opens

  • 2/28/22 - Application window closes

  • 3/1/22 - Interview process begins

  • 4/15/22 - Notification of Program Acceptance

  • 6/8/22 - Internship Start Date

  • 8/19/22 - Graduation Ceremony

Questions? Contact us at: 

If you are interested in participating in the 2022 Cal OES Summer Internship Program, please see the “How to Apply” and “Submitting Your Application Package” sections below.

How to Apply:

​How To Apply:

Please complete an application package and follow submission instructions (described below).

Please note: The Standard State Application (STD 678) is no longer required.

Application Package Components:

  • Resume

  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)

    • Please answer the following questions in your SOP:

      • What do you hope to learn and/or accomplish as a Cal OES Summer Intern?

      • What experience, skills, and insight can you contribute to the workplace?

      • What program areas or topics most interest you?

    • Guidelines for SOPs:

      • There is no minimum nor maximum length, but we recommend providing enough detail that it is at least one (1) page

      • Please use the following formatting:

        • Century Gothic font

        • 12 pt. font size

  • Three (3) References
    • Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Relationship to Applicant

Submitting Your Application Package:

Methods for submitting your application (please choose only one method):

  • Electronically via Email (preferred)

  • Physically via Mail or Drop Off

    • You may mail or drop off the application package (during normal business hours) to:

      • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
        Attn: Summer Internship Program / HR Department
        3650 Schriever Avenue
        Mather, CA 95655

Regardless of submission method, all application packages must be time stamped or post-marked by 5:00pm on Monday, February 28, 2022. Late applications may not be considered.

For questions regarding the application process or the Cal OES Summer Internship Program, please email
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations when contacted to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to Equal Employment Opportunity at

​About Our Program

Ensuring a future for all Californians

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is dedicated to protecting lives and property, building capabilities, and supporting our communities for a resilient California. We establish partnerships. We monitor threats. We develop disaster plans. We teach people how to prepare for disasters. We build and maintain critical communications infrastructure. We support communities affected by disasters, assist with recovery efforts, and so much more. This is the growing field of emergency management!

Want a front-row seat to the action? 

Cal OES’s 10-week summer intern 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 and career planning process.

​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 at least 20 hours per week through the duration of the internship program.


Internships are located in Mather, CA unless noted otherwise.

​Additional Information

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating "preference under Government Code section 18220."

Please note that the Cal OES summer intern program is an unpaid internship opportunity. Additionally, participation in Cal OES summer intern program is not a guarantee of future employment with Cal OES.

​Equal Opportunity Employer

Cal OES is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in both employment and in the delivery of services. Cal OES is committed to ensuring that the work environment of its employees, applicants, volunteers, grant subrecipients, and contractors are free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, regardless of age (over 40), ancestry, color, religious creed, denial of FMLA, disability (mental or physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.



Questions regarding the program may be e-mailed to

Equal Employment Opportunity

Questions regarding reasonable accommodations to


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