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Internship Program

Interested in becoming an intern for the City of Carlsbad?

Here is what you need to know… 

Interns with the City of Carlsbad support a full-service city, with over 1,200 employees who serve 115,000 residents, as well as a thriving business community that includes corporate headquarters for leading technology, life sciences, and action sports companies. 

The City of Carlsbad’s internship program is designed to give individuals an inside look at the City of Carlsbad employment opportunities and enhance educational goals.  

The goal of this internship program is to help individuals develop skills, gain hands on experience, make professional connections, strengthen their resume and accomplish a specific learning objective. 

Internships can be offered as paid or unpaid positions to current students, and they can also provide credit for their courses and/or programs. Interested candidates need to submit an application, along with a letter of interest, resume and proof of Post-Secondary coursework. 


Benefits of Participating in an Internship Program

  • Build skills and engage in work experience that is relative to career aspirations and interests
  • Earn college or coursework credit
  • Strengthen resume
  • Cultivate civic engagement and participation
  • Begin to develop a professional network and overall professional growth