About the Student Internship Program

The Martin County Student Internship Program is designed to give students valuable hands-on experience in government, and an opportunity to build their professional network.

Designed to attract, develop and retain hardworking individuals, this program is for students who want to make a difference in local government.

Interns will work alongside Martin County professionals and will have many sources from which to draw information specific to their course of study, while expanding their understanding of government. Our goal is to help students gain the hands-on experience needed to build a solid career foundation for the future.

Fire Rescue Intern Paid Student Internship:

This opportunity is within the Fire Rescue department, Fleet Services and Logistics division. The division is looking for a candidate(s) that has some mechanical experience and has the desire to learn under the tutelage of current staff. The student(s) in this role will shadow an experienced fire rescue mechanic to participate in the daily operations including preventative maintenance and corrective repair.

Public Works/Civil Engineering Intern Paid Student Internship:

This opportunity is within our Public Works department, in which the intern in this position will assist with support within the Traffic Engineering, Survey and Development Review divisions with floodplain analysis for building permits, development review planning and permit review, in addition to, but not limited to, survey drafting and sketching.

Requirements

Individuals applying to the Martin County Internship Program must be currently enrolled in a high school, or an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, university or vocational/technical school, must be a high school graduate and show an interest in a particular trade, degree or other work-related interest, or must have graduated in the past two (2) years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, university, or vocational/technical school.

  • Graduate or Professional Students:
    • Proof of a 3.0 graduate program GPA. 
    • Matriculation in a related field of study.
  • Undergraduate Students:
    • Proof of a 3.0 undergraduate program GPA. 
    • Matriculation in a related field of study. 
  • High School Students:
    • Proof of a 2.5 High School GPA. 
    • Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older. 
  • Other Students (not currently enrolled in an educational program):
    • Must show an interest in a particular trade, degree or other work-related interest. 
    • Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older.

Application Process

In order to be considered, all interested individuals must complete our "internship application" and submit it online via the button found on this page. In addition to the online application, a resume, a letter of recommendation from a professor and a personal statement is also a requirement for consideration.

As part of the internship onboarding process, interns are subject to a criminal history check prior to being placed with departments. All interns working with vulnerable population or groups will be subject to a criminal history check. Depending on the nature of the internship opportunity, a drug screen may be required. A criminal record or positive drug screen may prevent an individual from interning. 

Students must be able and willing to work a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week or as determined by the academic institution. Hours vary by office. Some assignments may be full-time (40 hours/week). 

School credit will be attained only when approved by the academic institution. Interns must mention this intention on their application to ensure timely coordination between Human Resources and the school. Any paid internship positions vary upon the department assignment and are subject to funding, if available. 

Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please select the "Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry.