• Manhattan Beach, California
  • Mar 10, 2023
Intern Internship
  • Salary: 15 USD

Job Description


Community Development is comprised of five divisions including Administration, Planning, Building & Safety, Traffic Engineering, and Environmental Sustainability.

The Community Development department is currently hiring for an Intern in the Planning, and Building and Safety divisions. The Building and Safety or Planning Intern position duties include but are not limited to public counter and phone coverage, research, preparing an updating electronic forms and handouts, providing assistance on building or planning projects related to permits, housing, historic preservation, short term rentals, telecommunications, and other special projects. Interns may also have the opportunity to review plans and assist other divisions, as needed.

Under general supervision, provide short-term staff support to a City department, division, function, or special projects; assist in performing specific and miscellaneous duties as assigned, and do related work as required. The position will expose students or recent graduates to career options within a municipal government environment.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class:
  • Learn and develop professional and technical knowledge, skills, and practical work experience in the assigned department or function.
  • Assist in collecting data for department studies, functions, and/or projects.
  • Perform basic research, analyze data, and write reports and summaries.
  • Assist in budget preparation and maintenance.
  • Maintain appropriate records and files.
  • Interact with City employees, contractors, and the public in person or via telephone.
  • Assist in the administrative and clerical support activities as needed.


Training and Experience : Must be a recent graduate within the last 6 months or a current student in good standing at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or a related field. No experience is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Must have general knowledge of research methods and techniques; the ability to work effectively and communicate with other people both orally and in writing; have organizational skills; follow directions and complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner; and the ability to learn and use personal computer hardware and software. A strong desire to work in a public service oriented environment is beneficial.


In accordance with California Government Code Section 3100, City of Manhattan Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.

All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. The filing period will remain open until the needs of the department have been met.

NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Hourly employees are enrolled in PARS (PARS- Public Alternate Retirement System). All Hourly/Seasonal employees contribute 7.5% each pay period on pre-tax basis.

The City complies with California Labor Code 245-249 by providing paid sick leave for part-time hourly employees accordingly.

Ifan employee reaches 1,000 hours within a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), they are then enrolled in PERS (Public Employees Retirement System).

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Manhattan Beach, California United States View Map