Lane County Centralized Internship Program

Are you looking for a way to gain valuable on-the-job experience and training?

Lane County's Internship Program focuses on recruiting, supervising, and mentoring exceptional interns who will spend time working on projects, systems, and processes. It fosters an understanding of the many occupations and career paths available in local government. You'll have the chance to make a difference in your community while gaining valuable experience, and making professional connections throughout the organization.

Lane County has hosted 100+ interns across departments and divisions at Lane County. Many of those interns have gone on to apply to, and been selected, into regular full-time positions at Lane County!

As an Intern, you will receive:

  • Paid 11 week internship doing project work - $15.00/hour
  • Networking opportunities
  • Informational interview opportunities
  • Presentation skills - Interns present to group of county hiring managers about the project work completed during their internship
  • Gain knowledge, skills, and abilities required to work in various positions throughout the County

Current Internship Opportunities for Winter Term 2023:

INTERNSHIP - Community Health Centers of Lane County INTERNSHIP - CHC Job Shadow INTERNSHIP - Human Services Division YHDP INTERNSHIP - Human Services Division Coordinated Entry INTERNSHIP - Community Health Centers Educaitonal Materials
Internship postings will CLOSE at 5:00pm on December 5th. Start date will be January 3rd, 2023!

Pease contact Lane County Human Resources, Talent Acquisition Strategist:
Laura Vinson 

Hear what Intern  Michele Nuñez-Lopez had to say about her Internship experience!


Lane County Intern Testimonials!

Nathan Mitchell-Hooks PW Analyst

Nathan was one of our FIRST Interns at Lane County! Nathan worked in Human Resources in Organizational Development. After this internship, an HR Technician position came open, and Nathan applied, and was selected, and the rest is HISTORY!

Here is what Nathan had to say about his Internship experience:

“In the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to work as a Human Resources intern through Lane County’s internship program. Being a recent college graduate, I was looking for opportunities to gain work experience that would be significant in shaping my career and future goals.  Through the internship, my knowledge of public sector work, and the wide range of career fields it encompasses, was greatly expanded. The internship led to full-time employment, and I’m proud to say I’ve been working for Lane County ever since.   

If you’re looking for an opportunity to directly utilize the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through your education and studies, to network with County staff who are passionate about the work that they do, to learn how you can make a unique and powerful impact in your community through your work, and to have fun doing it, then I would highly recommend that you apply for Lane County’s internship program!”

Katie Lor - HR Talent Acquisition Intern
Katie's Internship with Talent Acquisition helped us immensely! She is a recent MPH Graduate, congratulations Katie!

Here is what Katie had to say about her internship:
"I gained valuable insight and knowledge during my internship at Lane County Administration's Human Resources Recruitment & Selection team. Some of my duties entailed generating informational videos and tutorials for applicants and executing a social media plan to amplify candidate reach. Laura, my internship supervisor, was a great contributor in how amazing my experience was. Laura is a professional with expertise and professional background in the recruitment and selection of stellar applicants. She taught me the importance of networking and building strong professional relationships. This internship was beneficial because it developed my professional aptitude, strengthened my personal character, and provided a greater door to other opportunities. By investing in this internship, it gave me the broadest spectrum of opportunity when seeking and applying for a job after college."