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Internship Application Procedures

To apply for an internship with the County of Orange please email the following documents to:

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume

·         Unofficial Transcripts

·         Supplemental Information Form (Both a fillable Word version and a PDF version are available)

·         Writing Sample/Sample Portfolio* (Only required for specific internships)

 *Only include a writing sample or sample portfolio if that information is specifically requested in the position description. 

Below are some tips to help you when writing your cover letter.

Your letter of interest or cover letter is a key component in achieving a meaningful internship experience:

  • It provides an opportunity to elaborate upon details that are usually just listed in a resume.
  • It demonstrates written communication skills and style.
  • It allows a more in-depth discussion of career goals, personal interests, academic accomplishments, community involvement, etc.
  • It assists County managers in matching applicants with internship opportunities that complement individual career and academic goals.

When preparing your letter of interest or cover letter, consider the following options:

  • Click here to check out the County’s website to gain insight into the structure and operations of County government.
  • Keep the letter’s content and format professional as you demonstrate your individual writing style and introduce yourself to the reader.
  • Discuss career and academic goals and personal interests.
  • Share your expectations of the internship experience, including what you’d like to accomplish; what issues/projects/assignments are of particular interest; and what skills, knowledge and expertise you hope to gain.


Jeff Hentzen, Volunteer/Intern Program Manager
County of Orange, Human Resource Services
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 834-2892