Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in your chosen field? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Sarasota County’s internship program is dedicated to providing students with an unsurpassed learning experience. Our goal is to offer interns the opportunity to gain insight into the dynamic world of public sector employment and prepare them for exciting opportunities within Sarasota County. The program's goal is to encourage students to pursue careers within county government, while also providing a meaningful learning opportunity. Interns will have the opportunity to be mentored by senior staff, contribute to the county's goals and make a difference.  

College credit must be arranged by the student with his/her school. There are paid and unpaid internships available in which students work for the purpose of gaining experience and/or completing academic requirements. No internship positions offer benefits. Work locations vary by position. 

 Minimum Qualifications

Sarasota County internship students must meet the criteria below.

Currently seeking a diploma or degree through an accredited secondary or post-secondary educational program.
Eligible to work in the United States.
Able to successfully complete an application, interview and pass a background check and physical.
At least 18 years old or age 16 or above with parental consent.
 Can work regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), unless otherwise specified in the job description.