Governing Board Summer Internship Program

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board Summer Internship Program is open to high school students and currently enrolled college students, both undergraduate and graduate level. 

The types of internships available are in various South Coast AQMD divisions such as Legislative & Public Affairs/Media Office, Finance, Science & Technology Advancement (which includes our state-of-the-art air quality laboratory), Engineering & Permitting, Compliance & Enforcement, Information Management, Human Resources, Legal, and Planning, Rule Development & Area Sources. While at South Coast AQMD, students work up to 28 hours per week, side-by-side with air quality and other professionals who are dedicated to cleaning up one of the most challenging air districts in the United States. The internship program can help students make decisions involving collegiate and graduate training in the sciences and other professional fields. Please see the link below for a short video regarding the program.

Resumes and cover letters received are forwarded in April to South Coast AQMD Governing Board members for review and selection. Students are usually notified of their selection in May, and typically begin their assignments by early June; thereafter, working through the summer. 

Applications may be submitted between January 31 and March 25 each year. Please attach a cover letter and a detailed resume to your application.  The cover letter should indicate the reasons you would like to intern at our agency, the area(s) in which you are interested in working, your educational goals, and should also include a statement about your commitment to environmental concerns. Please be sure to clearly state that you are applying for South Coast AQMD’s Governing Board Summer Internship Program.

Click here to apply. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kajeja Shenghur at 

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