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Careers

Internships

Internship Opportunities

Kickstart your career with an internship opportunity at the City of El Paso! Delivering exceptional recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities is a key part of our Vision. At the City of El Paso, we want to help you succeed by building the skills necessary for your future career.

About the Internship Program

Students can expect to build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Students interested in interning at the City of El Paso will gain valuable experience in one of our over 30 departments and will advance their leadership and professional skills through challenging work projects. City departments cover a wide range of opportunities in:

Safety & Maintenance
Travel, Tourism & Culture
Education, Housing & Growth
Public Services
Internal Services

 

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications for interning at the City of El Paso:

Undergraduate Internship

Must be currently enrolled in a college or university degree program related to the requesting department.

Individuals who have taken college courses but are currently taking time off from school are ineligible.

Graduate Internship

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in a field closely related to the requesting department.

Individuals who have taken college courses but are currently taking time off from school are ineligible.

Student Internship

Candidate must have a High School Diploma/GED.

Unpaid Internship

High School Diploma or GED. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university degree program related to the requesting department.

 

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For any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

City Departments

The city has many departments with varying internship or volunteer opportunities.

Safety & Maintenance

Fire Department

Fire Department

The El Paso Fire Department is a full-service fire department. We respond to all calls involving fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other emergency events in the City of El Paso. Specialized teams respond to water, mountain, and technical rescues. The department provides mutual aid to Fort Bliss Military Base and the County of El Paso under the terms of the Mutual Aid Agreements.

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Police Department

Police Department

As a volunteer with the El Paso Police Department, the unique skills you bring will provide assistance with everyday tasks and special projects. Participation in the Volunteer Program helps you become involved with the department’s staff, helping with ongoing activities and assists with the department’s efforts to prevent crime, provide services to the communities, and creates safer environments.

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Streets & Maintenance

Streets & Maintenance

The Streets and Maintenance Department keeps the City rolling. Come join the most diverse department in the City with opportunities in street infrastructure maintenance, traffic engineering, fleet and building maintenance and park land management occupations that will open the door to your future.

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Travel, Tourism & Culture

El Paso Zoo

El Paso Zoo

Our City of El Paso Zoo Conservation Program is recruiting volunteers to work with our Education Team both virtually and at the Zoo. Education volunteers through the City Volunteer Program at the Zoo get to pick their own hours, attend special meetings where they get to learn more about what is going on at the Zoo and help with all kinds of conservation education projects that best fit with the volunteer’s interest in wildlife and helping to educate others.

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FLY ELP

FLY ELP

The Airport is looking for enthusiastic interns interested in expanding air service development by either performing passenger surveys, promoting land lease opportunities, or furthering our efforts in sustainability. Transitioning military and their families can find intern opportunities with help from the HR4Vets program. We’re looking for bright minded individuals that excel at out of the box thinking and enjoy working as part of team.

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International Bridges

International Bridges

The International Bridges Department provides cross-border mobility and on-street parking services to residents, visitors, and businesses of the greater Paso Del Norte region. Through the management of three ports of entry, connecting El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and through the management of on-street smart parking meters we contribute to the economic development of the regional economy.

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Museums & Cultural Affairs

Museums & Cultural Affairs

Join Museum and Cultural Affairs Division in developing a world-class arts community in El Paso, Texas! There are a variety of opportunities to engage with the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso Museum of History, public art programs, cultural tourism initiatives and performing/visual arts.

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Museum of Archaeology

Museum of Archaeology

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.

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Museum of Art

Museum of Art

The mission of the El Paso Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art that support and illuminate the Museum’s permanent collection of American, European, and Mexican art.

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Museum of History

Museum of History

EPMH introduces visitors to the significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region. Through exhibitions and educational programming EPMH involves diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience.

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Education, Housing & Growth

Capital Improvement Department

Capital Improvement Department

The Capital Improvement Department provides Engineering/Project and Construction Management services for the delivery of exceptional projects to our community. Our team manages nearly $1 billion in capital projects identified within our Strategic Plan focusing on safe and beautiful neighborhoods through improvements to our libraries, parks, recreation centers, facilities and street improvements that that enhance our regional transportation network.

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Community & Human Development

Community & Human Development

The Community and Human Development Department is composed of three key areas: Civic Empowerment, Human Services, and Neighborhood Development. Whether you’re interested in program and event coordination, data gathering, and/or community outreach experience, the Community and Human Development team would love to have you onboard.

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Economic Development

Economic Development

As the sixth-largest city in Texas, El Paso is a top 20% U.S. performing economy and continues to experience positive economic growth by attracting new businesses and helping existing companies to grow. Our focus is to increase new and sustainable career opportunities, facilitate local and international business growth while contributing to a high quality of life for residents and visitors.

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Libraries

Libraries

The El Paso Public Library (EPPL) is a dynamic community resource that nourishes the heart, mind and soul of El Paso. They do this through their more than 844,000 pieces of material available for loan, the thousands of special events and programs offered every year, their developmental training for adults, teens and children and much more.

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Public Health

Public Health

As one of the largest Health Departments in the state and the country, our highly qualified public health professionals are leading the way in providing forward thinking, dynamic solutions to public health problems and challenges identified within our community. As an intern or volunteer, you can be part of our community transformation by having an up-close and personal collaboration with our professionals, bringing theory to practice, and making an impact in our community!

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Public Services

Animal Services

Animal Services

 EPAS is also always looking for skilled volunteers, or anyone looking for volunteer externship opportunities in the following fields: Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography/Videography, Animal Behavior, Animal Medicine, Education and more.

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Environmental Services

Environmental Services

ESD is responsible for providing a wide range of services to the residents of El Paso, like garbage and curbside recycling collections, landfill operations, air quality monitoring, and vector control, among other services to help keep our community clean and beautiful.

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Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts

Our department is ideal for interns and volunteers with an interest in the legal system as well as other areas of the court. Our Teen Court offers teens the opportunity to explore different roles in Court. Participants also volunteer to provide assistance to non-profit agencies and the community at events and functions.

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Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation provides recreational, cultural and educational opportunities (Goal 4) to the citizens of El Paso.  To do this, Parks and Recreation relies on the support of community volunteers through coaching youth sports, working with seniors, performing at special events, and serving on one of our boards.

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Planning & Inspections

Planning & Inspections

Committed to helping our City reach these goals by efficiently and effectively providing direct services to El Paso's businesses, residents, visitors, and development and construction community, including planning and land development, building permitting, inspection and safety, business licensing, special event permitting, and pre-development consultation assistance.

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Sun Metro

Sun Metro

Sun Metro is transforming El Paso as we provide safe and innovative transit options. Our bus drivers do more than drive a bus, we connect people with the places they want to go. Check out the free RIDE SUN METRO app or follow us on Facebook.

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 Tax Office

Tax Office

The tax office's mission is to deliver efficient and effective services with the assistance of the entire tax office family. Prepare to provide information and assistance to taxpayers.

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Internal Services

City Attorney

City Attorney

The City Attorney's Office provides timely, cost-efficient, quality legal services to support the City Council, City Manager, and City staff in fulfilling their missions and implementing policy.

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City Clerk

City Clerk

The mission of the City Clerk’s Department is to support transparent and inclusive government by providing access to City Council meetings, governmental records, and election services to the El Paso Community so they can participate in city government.

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Communications & Public Affairs

Communications & Public Affairs

Seeking interns and volunteers to share their talents to help maintain the City's brand. Interns and volunteers will be able to learn, practice or grow their skills to include marketing, public affairs, videography, photography, graphic design, storytelling, social media, script writing, and more.

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Human Resources

Human Resources

Ever wondered what Human Resources is all about?  Come and join our dynamic team and learn how we support our City workforce and community in the areas of: Recruiting, Payroll, Records, Benefits, Classification and Compensation and more!

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Information Technology

Information Technology

The City of El Paso Department of Information Technology makes transformation happen. Our team has the right formula for collaboration, innovation and excellent customer service to serve all City departments and our community.

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 Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

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Office of Management & Budget

Office of Management & Budget

OMB develops and administers the budget process for planning, decision-making, and managing control of City resources for the Mayor, City Council, department heads, and the public.

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Office of the Comptroller

Office of the Comptroller

The Office of the Comptroller (OTC) consists of three core divisions: Fiscal Operations, Grants Administration, and Treasury Services. Responsibilities include timely recording, classifying and reporting of all financial transactions of the City.

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 Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing

Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing

PSSD's mission is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services in an open, fair, transparent, economically competitive and respectful process with the goal of maximizing tax payers’ dollars. Therein promoting and fostering a climate of good business relationships between our suppliers and the City.

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