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Cal OES is now accepting internship applications for Summer 2021

If you are interested in participating in the 2021 Cal OES Summer Internship Program, please see the “How to Apply” and “Submitting Your Application Package” sections below.

How to Apply:

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

Application Package Components

Standard State Employment Application (STD. 678)

  1. The blank pdf form can be found here
  2. Please do not include your Social Security Number

Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Please answer the following questions in your SOP:

  1. What do you hope to learn and/or accomplish as a Cal OES Summer Intern?
  2. What experience, skills, and insight can you contribute to the workplace?

Guidelines for SOPs:

The minimum length is one (1) page. There is no maximum length.

Please use the following formatting:

  1. Century Gothic font
  2. 12 pt. font size
  3. Double-spaced
  4. Please do not include photos

Three (3) References

  1. Name
  2. Phone Number
  3. Email Address
  4. Relationship to Applicant

Submitting Your Application Package:

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

Electronically via Email (preferred)

Please convert your documents into pdf format and send as attachments in one email to

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, April 19, 2021. 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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