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Monday, March 13, 2023

Ocala high school students have until March 31 to apply for city’s summer paid internship program

The City of Ocala’s paid internship program will return this summer to provide local high school students with hands-on experience as they learn about the city’s water, sewer, and engineering services.

The program will expose participants to the day-to-day operations of the city’s Water Resources and Engineering Departments. The internship is open to 11th and 12th grade students, and each intern will receive on-the-job training and experience in an office environment.

A total of five interns will be selected for the program. Two interns will work in engineering, two will work in water resources operations, and one will work in water conservation and outreach, according to the city.

Students who are interested in the paid internship program must submit their applications by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31. Qualified applicants will be interviewed in April and selected interns will be notified in May.

While the work schedules begin on Monday, June 5 and end on Thursday, July 27, the exact schedule for each intern will be contingent on their school schedule.

This is a paid internship with a proposed hourly rate of $15 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.

Applications are available on the City of Ocala Water Resources and Engineering internship program webpage. According to the city, this is a one-time program per intern.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Water Resources Department at 352-351-6772.