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Internship Opportunities

The School of Business and Public Administration makes every effort to support the success and growth of all students. With programs designed to meet the needs of businesses of every size and industry, BPA students and graduates are well-prepared to address the challenging issues facing businesses and organizations in our region.

We have built and continue to maintain strong relationships with local business, government and nonprofit agencies throughout Kern County. It is with these relationships that we are able to offer BPA students Internship and Job Opportunities specific to their chosen careers and in return those business retain highly qualified interns and future employees.

Aera Energy Services Company

Health and Safety Intern/Co-op (PAID)

Key Deliverables:Support the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management system for Aera Energy LLC; Complete project(s) as assigned and agreed to; Perform safety compliance assessments; Draft programs; Maintain simple performance scorecards; Develop skills necessary to review job site work permits; Develop experience in Health and Safety; Develop understanding of Industrial Hygiene tools, instruments and principles; Conduct Industrial Hygiene surveys and generate technical reports.


Apply through HANDSHAKE

For Questions: Contact: Ryan Nelson
HR Specialist,

Congressional Leadership Fund

Winter and Spring Internship

congressional leadership fund intern flyerThe Congressional Leadership Fund is now throwing its weight behind Congressman David Valadao; a fierce advocate for water rights, DACA and The Dreamers, and Veteran’s rights in the Central Valley. All across the Central Valley, CLF interns are knocking on doors across the district and calling constituents right here in our Bakersfield headquarters on behalf of Congressman David Valadao. 

With so many topics headlining today’s political conversation, it’s critical for young adults to have their voices heard. Past interns have found the program to be particularly helpful in enhancing their resumes. We’ve even had CNN come out and interview our interns for a syndicated story. In my experience, campaign interns have even parlayed their experiences into opportunities on Capitol Hill and with state government.  In addition to all this, our office will be sending two lucky interns on a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the annual CPAC conference!

            Deadline to apply is February 15th, 2018


The Maddy Institute


Legislative Intern Scholar Program


DEADLINE to APPLY has been extended to Monday, December 18 for Spring 2018.

The Legislative Internship Program provides students with opportunities to develop public leadership skills while gaining practical knowledge of the day-to-day operations of government and the political process. Legislative Scholar-Interns receive academic credit as well as a stipend.


Full Details and How to Apply

CAUSE Leadership Academy

Paid Summer Internship Program

CAUSE Internship flyerDuration: June 18, 2018 – August 17, 2018 (9 weeks)

Location: Pasadena, CA (varies within Greater Los Angeles) 

Time Commitment: Must be able to commit full time for 40 hours per week. Additional hours to work on a group project will also be required. Stipend: A stipend of $2,000 will be provided upon satisfactory completion of the program and will serve as reimbursement for expenses accrued throughout the program’s duration. Limited additional support is made available on a case-by-case basis. 

Requirements: Must be able to access a reliable source of transportation. Interns are required to commute to and from their office placement, weekly civic leadership workshops, various mandatory meetings/events, and to group project meetings on an as-needed basis. Participants are required to secure their own housing in Southern California for the duration of the program. Interns should prepare to make their own meal arrangements.
The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) was founded in 1991 in order to teach students the importance of civic engagement and political participation as it prepares
them to be at the? forefront of the democratic process.

Applications are due on  January 31, 2018.



Sandoval Tax

Tax Season Internship

Tax season intern will be working directly with CPA. Internship responsibilities include preparation of tax returns for individuals and small businesses. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while in school. Hours will be flexible to work with your school schedule, but will require a minimum of 25 hours/week.

Upload a Resume to Handshake for consideration

Pathways Program

The Pathways Program on provides paths to Federal careers for students and recent graduates.  The Pathways Programs consist of the Internship Program, the Recent Graduate Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

USA Jobs website

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Health Care Connection

Health Career Connection is national non-profit that inspires and empowers undergraduate students, recent graduates and HCC alumni, particularly those from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds, to choose and successfully pursue authentic healthcare and public health careers. We achieve this by connecting talented and diverse future health professionals and leaders to real world experience, exposure, mentoring and networking


HCC connects organizations in all health sectors with talented and diverse future health professionals and leaders. Interns support priority projects and programs that optimize organizational performance, foster innovation, and drive growth. HCC’s ultimate aim is to improve the health of populations in the regions we serve and nationally by motivating and developing greater numbers of value driven, capable and diverse leaders and public health professionals.


 Applications will be read as they are submitted. It is in your best interest to submit the application as soon as possible. Application Deadline: December 20th, 2017

 HCC staff will be conducting informational webinars for any interested applicants. Below is the registration information.


HCC Informational Webinar(s):

November 9th, 2017 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

November 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

November 30th – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

December 15th, 2017 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
To register:

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