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Benton County provides many internship opportunities for students of all ages. Student interns can work for school credit and/or a nominal salary in order to combine classroom theory with practical experience in the workplace. Some departments use a pool of applicants and accept internship applications on an ongoing basis. If you don’t see an opportunity listed below for the department you are interested in consider contacting the department directly to learn more about ongoing or future internship opportunities.

Public Works

Public Works is an expansive department within Benton County that covers things like road maintenance, facilities management, transit and more.

Engineering & Surveying Division Student Internship
Performs office and fieldwork of limited technical skill in assisting with engineering, GIS, cartographic, or surveying projects. Projects include road construction, bridge construction, data collection, possibly some design. Performs other work as

Natural Areas, Parks and Events

The Parks Department occasionally uses interns for data gathering and special projects that either are predetermined or can be presented to the Department for review and confirmation.

Currently no internships available at this time

Community Development

Interested in sustainability, planning and land use? Community Development and it’s expansive service areas is a great place to get involved and make a difference

Sustainable Materials Management Student Internship

The position will support the Benton County Solid Waste
Process Work Group, “Benton County Talks Trash”, a project informing the future of sustainable materials management and solid waste in the county. This position will also support the Solid Waste Program’s various initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of materials in Benton County. Activities for the position include administrative tasks, community…

Sheriff’s Office

A wide variety of opportunities await you in the Sheriff’s Office. Interns may be trained in the following positions below.

Parole & Probation Case Monitor Student Internship
This position works under the general supervision of a Parole and Probation Sergeant and Deputy and assists Community Corrections staff in the supervision of adult corrections clients who reside at the Transition Center and other Transitional Housing in order to protect the community and assist in the rehabilitation process. Performs other work and duties within…

District Attorney’s Office

Interns in the DA’s Office will work with crime victims, witnesses, help prepare subpoenas, and possibly assist attorneys in trial preparation.

Currently no internships available at this time.

Health Department

Providing practical learning experiences for college and university students to enhance their academic preparation and introduce them to county-level public health services.

General Internship Application

Human Resources

Interested in an HR career? Interns will learn what it takes to build a highly skilled, diverse and motivated team of employees, working together.

Currently no internships available at this time.

Benton County Fairgrounds

Interested in an HR career? Interns will learn what it takes to build a highly skilled, diverse and motivated team of employees, working together.

Currently no internships at this time.

Juvenile Department

Interns may be trained in positions related to correctional facilities, community corrections, and more.

General Internship Application

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