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College students available for 2-4 semesters of part-time work are encouraged to apply for a paid College Intern position. Students interested in an internship experience with Oakland County should go to our Jobs website and complete an employment application. 

Oakland County government encourages the placement of college interns at a variety of sites and locations. An intern is a college student of junior or senior standing who wishes to receive academic credit or experience in their chosen field. They receive professional training on a part-time basis.  Academic as well as some paid internship opportunities are available at Oakland County during all semesters of the year. 

Successful interns bring self-motivation to the job and look for ways to be helpful as they apply their classroom training to a workplace environment. The minimum qualifications for College Interns include:

  • Have obtained at least Junior status in a Bachelor degree program with completion of a minimum of 48 semester credit hours; OR be enrolled in Graduate degree program; AND have completed coursework in area of assignment.
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited college or university.

What an Intern could learn from this experience:

  • General knowledge of County government
  • Experience interacting in a professional office environment
  • Specific exposure to areas within college major

Applications will be sent to the hiring departments who may contact you when an opening occurs. View the College Intern Job Description for more information.

Summer Jobs

Students who are only available to work or intern during the summer months may be interested in the Summer Job Program at Oakland County. Specific summer jobs are available for students of various majors with two or more years of college. Unlike interns, students at a summer job may work 40 hours per week for up to 13 weeks.

NOTE:  Summer jobs are now closed for 2011.  Please check back in December for the dates when they will be posted for 2013.