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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Summer in the City Internship Program

PVUSD Internship program (4)

Are you an incoming junior or senior enrolled in a Pajaro Valley Unified School District High School? If so, we have the perfect internship program for you! Gain career readiness skills, leadership skills, earn elective credits & receive a $500 stipend!

We are excited to annouce that the internship program has recently been expanded to include all incoming juniors and seniors enrolled in PVUSD high schools an opportunity to apply and participate! The deadline is now Friday, May 18, 2018 by 5 p.m.

The Summer in the City program is a partnership between the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District to provide incoming high school seniors and juniors an opportunity to gain career ready skills, foster interest in leadership and civic matters, and create a voice for youth to address real city issues. We will select a total of 21 students to participate in the program. Students must be enrolled in a Pajaro Valley Unfied School District High School to participate.  The program will run from July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018. (PVUSD High schools include: Watsonville, Pajaro Valley, Aptos, Ceiba, Diamond Tech Technology, Pacific Coast Charter, New School and Renaissance High Schools)

Applications are due by Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered! Don't miss this great internship opportunity!

  • Students will attend class at City Hall, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (classroom instruction) and 1-5 p.m. (department internship)  
  • Students will receive a $500 stipend at program completion
  • Students will earn 2.5 elective credits at program completion
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Transportation will be provided

Summer in the City Flyer (English and Spanish)

Summer in the City Video

Summer in the City Application Instructions

Eligibility Criteria

Successful candidates must be a high school senior or junior and possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 and have good attendance. He or she must possess good character with a desire to learn more about leadership and civic matters. The candidate must be ready to commit to a 3-week paid internship program within a City department during the summer recess.

City Departments

If you would like to learn more about the various city departments, please click on the department links below:

City Clerk
Parks and Community Services
City Manager
Community Development
Public Works and Utilties

Application Process

  • Applicant must submit a fully completed application and ALL requested information by mail, online,via email or in person.
  • The following must be enclosed with the application:
  • Copy of school issued identification card
  • Two recommendation letters (teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, or faith based leader)
  • A one-page essay, typed, double-spaced, addressing the following:
    • How will this opportunity help prepare you for the future?
    • What are you looking forward to most about participating in this program?
    • Why would you be a good candidate for the 2018 Summer in the City program?


  • Online Application - Apply online using our easy online application! You can easily upload all documents online!
  • Download Application- Please make sure to attach your two recommendation letters and one page essay!

Enrollment in PVUSD high schools listed above will be verified. Applications and additional requested information must be completed online, emailed, faxed, or dropped off in person by Friday, May 18, 2018 (no postmarks accepted). If you are mailing or dropping off your application, here is our address:

Elizabeth Padilla, Senior Administrative Analyst

City of Watsonville

275 Main Street, Suite 400

Watsonville, CA 95076


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