Internship Program

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City of Hillsboro Internship Program
The City of Hillsboro strives to connect students with valuable experiences, such as internships in local government. Our program pairs each intern with a mentor that helps guide them in potential career options for their future and introduces them to career opportunities they may not have considered. These internships are paid and range from a few weeks to one year in duration. Internships are hosted yearly in Planning, Human Resources, the City Manager's Office, Parks & Recreation, and many more departments!


Year-Round Internships
Internships are available throughout the year for high school students and students in college, university, or graduate programs. These internships may be paid or for academic credit, range from 10 weeks to 1 year, and will provide opportunities to network with professionals in your field of study. For high school students, these internships can align with the Hillsboro School District College & Career Pathway Program and the Hillsboro Chamber School to Career Program.

Summer Internships
Summer internships are offered to students in the PCC Future Connect Program, the Youth Advisory Council, and students in other programs of study. Summer internships are built to provide first time work experience in the public service sector. All City departments host an intern for 10-12 weeks and a series of professional development workshops and tours are provided to offer a well-rounded view of how departments work together. For a list of 2016 summer intern bios, click here.

View Open Internships
To apply for any of these internships with the City of Hillsboro, please visit the City's job page.

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Interns are considered part-time employees, and are not eligible for medical or dental benefits or paid leave such as vacation, personal leave, or holidays. Benefits that are provided include:

  • Tri-Met pass for duration of placement
  • Membership to Shute Park Recreation & Aquatic Center
  • One hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked
  • Bilingual interns (Spanish/English) who use both languages for the position, can earn additional 3%
  • Professional development opportunities such as resume writing, interview workshops, and online training

Contact Us for More Information

For more information about internships, please email our Workforce Development Team, or call 503-681-6455. 

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