CIWEA Names Santa Clarita an “Employer of the Year” for Internship Programs

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita has been recognized by the California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) as a 2019 Employer of the Year, an award bestowed upon employers that model exemplary internship and work experience programs. The City received its award at the organization’s annual conference on March 29, 2019, in Napa, California.

The City of Santa Clarita strives to provide high-caliber undergraduate and graduate students with meaningful work-based learning opportunities that expand students’ understanding of public service, integrate and diversify the organization and support succession planning efforts. The City offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as unpaid Career Technical Education (CTE) internships to earn college credit for those enrolled in a postsecondary institution or vocational/technical school. 

With highly-structured and meaningful work assignments, interns gain valuable professional experience and contribute to the City’s success in nearly every division, including the City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, Building and Safety, Arts and Events, Finance and Communications.

“City staff promote the idea of giving back by providing experiences that benefit the student, the college, the economy and the City as a whole,” said Gina M. Bogna, Dean of Career Services and Special Programs at College of the Canyons, in her nomination of the City for the award.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s internship opportunities, please contact the City’s Human Resources Division at (661) 284-1418.

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