College Intern

Recruitment #19-40105X-E1


Solano County invites your interest in applying for College Internships. The County currently has two positions with two different County Offices/Departments:

  • General Services
  • Resource Management

The College Intern salary range is from $17.50-$23.25/hour depending on the number of college units completed or Bachelor's Degree conferred:

  • Lower Division Undergraduate Level - completion of 0 to 59 semester units (0 to 89-quarter units) $17.50/hour
  • Upper Division Undergraduate Level - completion of at least 60 semester units (90-quarter units) or conferred Bachelor's Degree within the past one year. $20.00/hour
  • Graduate Level - completion of Bachelor's degree (or higher) within the past one year or is presently enrolled in post-Bachelor's educational program $23.25/hour

The Position

College Intern positions offer college students practical work experience through projects, which are related to the student’s field of study.  College Students employed in this class may be assigned to various County departments.   This recruitment will be used to fill all current and future positions.  Below is a list of the current Intern opportunities:


Student will intern in the Capitol Projects Management division; documenting operations and project delivery processes, conducting design/construction product and cost research, and assisting with the project bid solicitation process.

Desired Majors: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Industrial Design,

Construction Management, Drafting and Design

Desired Grade Level: Lower Division Undergraduate, Upper Division Undergraduate, Graduate Program



Student will intern in the Environmental Health Division; assisting with research studies, conducting well and land-use surveys, compiling data for the groundwater management and stormwater studies, and researching/developing fact sheets and brochures. 

Desired Majors: General Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Geology,

Computer Science, Engineering

Desired Grade Level: Lower Division Undergraduate, Upper Division Undergraduate


No experience required.
Education: In addition to submitting transcripts by the final filing deadline (see "Document Submittal Requirements" section below), proof of current enrollment in an accredited college or university for Fall 2019 or proof of conferred degree from an accredited college within the past one year is required


Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Leave for every full hour worked.

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Selection Process

10/07/2019 - Deadline to submit application and required education documents.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires will be subject to a background and reference check.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Document Submittal Requirements

Proof of education is required by the final filing deadline. All candidates must submit a copy of their official/unofficial college transcripts. Candidates who fail to submit their transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the document deadlines above. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, or by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (College Intern) and the recruitment number (19-40105X-E1). If submitting by email, please include the recruitment name and number in the subject line.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1.  What is your college major?  How many semester (or quarter) units have you completed?


2.  Are you currently enrolled for Fall 2019?  If so, how many units are you enrolled in?


3.  A copy of your college transcripts is required.  Will you be submitting a copy of your transcripts by the final filing deadline?

Yes  No 

4.  Has your degree been conferred?  If so, please provide conferred date.


5.  Please describe your educational goals and how an internship will help you meet those goals.


6.  Solano County is a local government agency that serves the public.  Why are you interested in a Public Service internship?


7.  Please indicate the fields in which you are interested in:  (select all that apply)

Accounting & Finance (Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Payroll)
Administration & Policy (Administration, Budget, Program Management, Public Policy)
Communications (Social Media, Marketing, Graphic/Web Design)
Earth Sciences (Agriculture, Weights & Measures, Environmental Health, Geology, Hazardous Materials, Recycling & Recovery)
Animal Services (Animal Control, Veterinary Services/Animal Care)
Building Operations/Skilled Trades (Architecture, Building Maintenance, Facilities Operations, Grounds, HVAC, Landscape)
Construction (Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Public Works)
Inspection (Building Inspection, Code Compliance, Code Enforcement)
Health Services (Health Education, Compliance, Mental Health, Public Health)
Social Services (Child Support, Counseling, Human Services, Social Work, Veteran Services)
Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Forensics, Evidence, Emergency Services, Investigations, Dispatching)
Information Technology (Computers, Databases, Programming, Systems Administration)
Education (Literacy, Library Services, Training)
Human Resources (Personnel, Labor Relations, Benefits, Risk Management, Organizational Development)
Parks (Parks & Beaches, Facilities & Campgrounds, Services Administration)
Real Estate (Appraisal, Cadastral Mapping, Real Estate Management)
Legal (Attorney, Legal Secretary, Paralegal)

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County



Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play… The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years—the only California community with that distinction.

Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability. 

Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis. 

Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries. 

Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2018): 439,793 

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.