Intern Job at Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California


City of Pittsburg , California

Job Information 



Entry Level


$14.00 - $19.00 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Pittsburg's Police Department is looking for STUDENT INTERNS to assist with various projects.

The Police Department is seeking to prepare and develop qualified high school and college students to enter the field of law enforcement, preferably with the Pittsburg Police Department. The Police Department internships will offer students, who are interested in a possible career in law enforcement, a rewarding and insightful experience by providing an education-based program working in all divisions in the Pittsburg Police Department. Students will work with experienced Police Officers, Community Service Specialists and other civilian employees on a rotational basis, in various assignments.  Students will benefit from a variety of experiences in providing service in support of the department's mission.

The Pittsburg Police Department is committed to the mentoring and developing "future" police employees. Pittsburg Police Department has the highest of standards placed on its Police Officers and our support staff.  With this program, the department hopes to develop a qualified pool of Police Officer and support staff candidates who demonstrate characteristics consistent with the Pittsburg Police Department's Values and Mission Statement.

Students will be exposed to one or more of the following areas in law enforcement: 
  • Police Operations    
  • Dispatch/Communications    
  • Police Records    
  • Court Services    
  • Code Enforcement    
  • Investigations    
  • Forensic/Crime Scene Investigation    
  • Police Administration    
  • Information Technology

About the Police Department
The protection of life and property is the Police Department's highest priority. To this end, the Department is committed to forging an alliance with the residents served by providing police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals. The Operations Bureau is responsible for the management of the Patrol Division and the Traffic Unit. The Patrol Division represents the largest component of the Police Department. The Support Services Bureau is responsible for the management of the Investigations Division, Property/Evidence Division, Code Enforcement Division, Records Division, School Resource Officer Program, and the Gang/Vice Team. The Support Services Bureau also provides in-service training and certified courses to ensure compliance with Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and applicable educational mandates for all sworn and civilian police personnel.

Selected candidates is limited to work up to 999 hours per fiscal year.

About Pittsburg
The City of Pittsburg is a culturally rich and diverse community of over 72,000 residents and expected to grow to 90,000 in the next 20 years.  Pittsburg is located in Northern California in the Bay Area Region and is perfectly situated for easy access to the greater Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sacramento, and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe.  Pittsburg City Hall is also conveniently located a short walk from the Pittsburg Center Station for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), making a commute from cities throughout the Bay Area very easy.  Pittsburg has waterfront homes, a performing arts theater, a variety of seasonal events, an extensive park system, a large public-school system, and a variety of shopping centers.  It also offers extensive recreational facilities, including one of the California Delta's largest and most modern marinas.  With its commitment to a quality community environment, Pittsburg is an ideal city in which to live, work and recreate.

The City of Pittsburg is a full-service city following the council-manager form of government. We have about 290 full time employees and about 350 employees total (depending on the season).  Pittsburg is currently organized into the following departments: City Management, Community Development (Building, Engineering, and Planning), Community Services (Housing Authority, Pittsburg Power Company, and the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency), Economic Development and Recreation, Human Resources, Finance, Police, and Public Works (Operations/Maintenance, Utilities, Facilities, Parks, and Water Treatment). Fire Protection services are provided by the Contra Costa County Consolidated Fire Department.

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The members of the Pittsburg Police Department are committed to improving the quality of life in this city through professionalism, excellence and trust.

 Minimum Qualifications:
This position is designed to accommodate an individual who is currently enrolled or has recently completed an academic program, in order to allow for the application of academic theory to a real life work environment.

High School Salary:
  • $13.00 per hour.

College Intern Salary:
  • $14.50 per hour for those who have not completed two years of education.
  • $16.00 per hour for those who have completed a minimum of two years of education.
  • $17.50 - $19.00 per hour for those who have completed a Bachelor's or higher degree.
 Selection Process:

1. Application process: Applicants must complete an online employment application at  Employment applications will be disqualified if a resume is submitted in lieu of completing the application or if sections of the applications are left blank that relate to the minimum qualifications of the job such as education and work history.  Applications will be evaluated to determine if it meets the minimum qualifications of the job.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase in the process.  All communication regarding your application status will be sent via email only.

2. Departmental Hiring Interviews: Accepted applicants will be interviewed by supervisory staff and offered the hourly position if successful.  The hiring manager will be continuously reviewing the applications.

3. Background Screening: Candidate will be fingerprinted for a background check and complete any other required screening.

4) The successful candidate who passes the background process will complete new hire paperwork and begin work soon after.


65 Civic Avenue, 2nd Floor

Pittsburg, CA 94565