Internship Opportunities

Supervisor Barger’s office is always looking for eager, dedicated young public servants.

Our internship program offers a hands-on opportunity to learn about vital issues and gain experience working for a local elected official. Interns will interact with county departments, constituents, and other branches of government.

Interns will be assigned to one of the following office locations: Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, East San Gabriel Valley, Downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, or Santa Clarita Valley.

The internship is a paid position with compensation ranging from $11.63-$19.70 per hour with a maximum allotment of 20 hours per week for no longer than six months.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Have excellent organizational skills
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Be proficient in research techniques
  • Have a working knowledge of basic office procedures and machines
  • Maintain a neat, clean, and professional appearance

Duties & Responsibilities

Constituent Services

  • Route constituent concerns to the proper staff member, county department, or other entity
  • Data entry into case management software

Public Relations

  • Order, organize, and process cards, certificates, and scrolls as requested.

Research

  • Fact finding for ongoing projects

Office Operations

  • Filing and answering phones
  • Updating office material & records
  • Distributing mail

For more information and to request an application, please email fifthdistrictinternship@bos.lacounty.gov.