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Monday, May 16, 2022

City of Ocala announces paid internship program for high school students

The City of Ocala is looking for local high school students to participate in a paid internship program over the summer.

The interns will work with the Engineering and Water Resources departments to experience serving the community through a career in government.

The internship program is open to 11th and 12th grade students, and each intern will receive on-the-job training and experience in an office environment.

Students interested in becoming an intern must submit their applications no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Qualified applicants will be interviewed in April and selected interns will be notified in May.

While the work schedules begin on Tuesday, June 7 and end on Thursday, July 28, the exact schedule for each intern will be contingent on their school schedule.

The proposed hourly rate is $10 per hour and interns will be expected to work 28 hours per week. There will be four six-hour shifts each week during the program.

According to the city, this is a one-time program per intern.

Applications are available on the City of Ocala Water Resources and Engineering internship program webpage.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Water Resources department at 352-351-6774.