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Explore City Careers

Looking for ways to learn more about the City of Gresham and the careers we offer? We're pleased to share the diverse and meaningful work we do on behalf of the community.

Read about public service careers, including types of jobs and interviews with employees who do them.


Most internship openings are posted on our Jobs page.

Gain experience working for the City, learn new skills and see if a career in public service is in your future. 

SummerWorks Internships

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Local youth ages 16-24 can apply for a paid summer internship at the City. Through our partnership with the SummerWorks program, City internships typically last 160 hours and take place between July and August.

Space is limited.

Read about SummerWorks internships

Questions? Contact

Fire Cadets

Motivated individuals develop leadership, teamwork and responsibility skills while exploring the firefighting profession.

Once qualified, Cadets can respond to emergency calls in support roles and perform non-emergency tasks according to their training.  

Learn more about the Fire Cadets.

Engineering Internships

The City provides internships for students studying civil and environmental engineering.

We partner with Portland State University’s Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP).

MECOP provides two, six-month paid internships for Oregon State University (OSU); Portland State University (PSU); Oregon Tech (OT); and University of Portland (UP) students in various engineering programs.

  • Students apply their sophomore year near the end of March, with interviews in May. This process is known as Selection.
  • Students selected for the program find out over the summer.
  • Placement occurs the end of January of their junior and senior year.

Questions? Contact Engineer Wendy Andaya, Department of Environmental Services, at 503-618-2510 or

Volunteer opportunities

Interested in learning more about the City through a volunteer opportunity? Read about our volunteer program.