City of Gilroy

The City of Gilroy is recruiting an undergraduate or graduate-level City Administration College Intern for the summer of 2024. This internship will provide a significant opportunity to gain experience and exposure and accumulate skills that are used daily in various city government programs that make substantial impacts to the community. These programs are in the areas of the City Clerks office, emergency management, economic development, public information and outreach, and other municipal administration programs and services.

The City Administration Intern will perform a variety of functions under the direction of the City Administrator and supervision of the Assistant to the City Administrator.

The Administration team is a small close-knit group with a strong sense of camaraderie, with a passion to serve Gilroy, and are invested in the community’s future and success. We leverage our individual experience and expertise for collaborative problem solving and we enjoy discussing, learning, and planning new programs and how they can be strategically implemented. You will work in an environment that is energizing and multifaceted and will be challenged daily.

Internships can start as early as May 31, 2024 and end as late as September 30, 2024.

This paid internship is offered at 15 – 25 hours per week with flexible scheduling. The selected Intern may request a schedule of their choice during standard work hours as described below. The office start and end date of the internship will be determined at the time of hire. Work hours are generally Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm.


  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in City Government operations.
  • Have a willingness to learn, be coachable, and have a teamwork approach.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills to potentially interact with the City of Gilroy residents and customers.
  • Hold attention to detail and accuracy in high regard.
  • Have good computer skills with working knowledge in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Exercise discretion when coming into contact with sensitive information.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses.
  • A detailed cover letter expressing your interest in the position with the City of Gilroy is required.
  • A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience is required.
  • Copy of College Transcripts (unofficial) are required.City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Apply Online: Go to You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the “Apply” link. After viewing the Job Description, click the ‘Apply’ tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Recruitment Schedule – Key Dates*
Application Closing Date:  April 22, 2024
Interview: May 8, 2024
Finalist Interview: TBD
(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.


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