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    • City of Gresham intern Ricki Ruiz
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    • SummerWorks typically starts accepting applications in June. See if a career in public service is right for you.

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

    • 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.

Explore City Careers

  • Looking for ways to learn more about the City of Gresham and the careers we offer? We're pleased to share the diverse and meaningful work we do on behalf of the community.

    Read about public service careers, including types of jobs and interviews with employees who do them.

  • Internships

    Most internship openings are posted on our Jobs page.

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

  • SummerWorks Internships

    Get to know us!

    Local youth ages 16-24 can apply for a paid summer internship at the City. Through our partnership with the SummerWorks program, City internships typically last 160 hours and take place between July and August.

    Space is limited.

    Apply for a SummerWorks internship

    Questions? Contact

    Fire Cadets

    Motivated young men and women 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 Cadets.

    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 Cadets

    Engineering Internships

    The City provides internships for students studying civil and environmental engineering.

    We partner with Portland State University’s Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP).

    MECOP provides two, six-month paid internships for Oregon State University (OSU); Portland State University (PSU); Oregon Tech (OT); and University of Portland (UP) students in various engineering programs.

    • Students apply their sophomore year near the end of March, with interviews in May. This process is known as Selection.
    • Students selected for the program find out over the summer.
    • Placement occurs the end of January of their junior and senior year.

    Questions? Contact Jeff Loftin, Civil Engineer II, Department of Environmental Services, at 503-618-2669 or

  • Volunteer opportunities

    Interested in learning more about the City through a volunteer opportunity? Read about our volunteer program.