The City of Torrance offers unique opportunities for current students and recent graduates to gain exposure and experience in municipal government. With the City of Torrance, you can develop valuable skills, grow a professional network, build your resume and lay the foundation for your career. Explore the City's Internship Programs below, to find the experience right for you!
The objective of the Management Aide program is to provide current graduate students or recent graduates with the opportunity to complement coursework, gain work experience and skills, and develop work relationships to prepare them for an entry level professional position in government. Management Aides provide support to management staff, performs assignments ranging from routine administrative tasks to more complex and varied professional, confidential and specialized assignments. This is a paid position where qualifications, responsibilities and commitment vary based on hosting department.
The goal of the Summer Internship Program is to provide current undergraduate students or recent graduates with the opportunity to gain applicable work experience, develop skills, explore future career paths, and build a professional network with mentors and peers. This unpaid, 8- week long program is an unique opportunity to go “behind the scenes” of the City of Torrance and see how things get done. Explore the many departments and services of the City while participating in career building workshops and an exciting calendar of events that will further the intern's professional and personal growth.
Summer Intern 2017: Community Development
“This experience gave me the opportunity to interact with working professionals, who were able to give me advice about my career and schooling. Networking and relationship building, was a valuable experience that can’t be learned in a classroom.” - Rachel Jicha
Summer Intern 2017: Finance Department
“Second to furthering my professional skills, I also learned more about myself. I was able to establish clearer goals and a vision for my future based on the strengths and weaknesses & workplace likes and dislikes that I discovered while interning.” - Alexis Camanga