• City of Gresham intern Ricki Ruiz
    • City of Gresham intern Michelle Jarmillo
    • City of Gresham Police Cadet interns

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    • See if a career in public service is in your future.  

    • Ricki started at the City as a SummerWorks intern, working on the successful Vance Park futsal project, while attending college, for the Office of Governance and Management. Today, Ricki is a full-time crime prevention specialist with the City.

    • SummerWorks intern Michelle Jamarillo helped the Water Resources Division in 2016 on the “Dump No Waste – Drains to Stream” campaign to mark stormdrains.

    • Police Cadets take an active role by participating in police ride-alongs, traffic patrols, records management and crime prevention.


  • Gain experience working for the City, new skills, and see if a career in public service is in your future.

    Internship openings

    Current internship openings are posted on our Jobs page

    Internship opportunities

  • SummerWorks Internships

    Applications are typically accepted in the spring for the City's SummerWorks internships, which run from June through August. 

    The SummerWorks internship program places youth, ages 16-24, in paid summer internships at the City and throughout the metro area. It is a 180-hour experience with job coaching. If you choose to apply, please email Sylvia Cossar to express your interest in interning with the City of Gresham. Placement with the City is not guaranteed.

    More about SummerWorks internships

    Fire Cadets

    Motivated young men and women can develop leadership, teamwork and responsibility skills while exploring the firefighting profession. Once qualified, Cadets can respond to emergency calls in support roles and perform non-emergency tasks according to their training.

    Learn more about the Fire Cadet program

    Police Cadets

    Considering a career in public safety? Police Cadets take an active role in police ride-alongs, traffic patrols, records management, crime prevention, citizen interaction and security for community events.

    Learn more about the Police Cadet program.  

  • Partners

    Does your organization place interns? Would you like to discuss how we might work together? Contact Human Resources at HR@GreshamOregon.gov

    Volunteer opportunities

    Interested in learning more about the City and helping your community outside of a formal internship? Consider a volunteer opportunity.