By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– High school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for an internship in the Town Clerk’s office for the fall quarter. Designed to introduce students to opportunities in the field of public sector employment, the experience has already proven beneficial for several local students.
“This has been a great opportunity to participate in local community service as well as getting to know local leaders that are making a difference in our community,” explained Wallace Jordan, a junior at Granite Hills High School. “I’ve become more familiar with how the Town is run.”
Interns work in an office environment two afternoons a week during quarterly sessions, providing office support activities for the Town Clerk’s department. This unpaid internship allows students to gain work experience in local government that is appropriate to include on college or employment applications.
Shelby Doran, a senior at Apple Valley High School, agreed the experience will be extremely beneficial when she heads to Cal State Fullerton as a business major next fall.
“I really liked setting up for the Town Council meetings and enjoyed helping put the meeting agendas together,” said Doran. “I learned a lot about what goes on at the meetings.”
Other tasks the students worked on include processing passports, public records requests and assisting with record-keeping of official documents. Participants also gain interview experience, learn hands-on career skills and expand their education in a manner that compliments city, county and/or state career paths.
Applications may be picked up from Town Hall at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on alternate Fridays. Completed applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office by August 22, 2014 to be considered for the September-November internship quarter, by November 20, 2014 for the December-February internship quarter, and by February 19, 2015 for the March-May internship quarter. For more information call (760) 240-7000, x7800.