Paid Internships

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students shall meet one of the following requirements:
  1. Student is enrolled in a graduate program
  2. Student is in his/her junior or senior year of his/her undergraduate program
  3. Student is enrolled in the last semester of his/her two-year degree program
  4. Student is enrolled in college-level coursework and has measurable technical skills which are relative to the internship assignment that the student is seeking
  • Candidate shall provide at least one letter of recommendation from an instructor at the educational institution they are attending.
  • Students shall have a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 as shown on his or her certified college transcript.
  • Students must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Meet the required qualifications for the internship assignment.
  • Candidates for paid internships must agree to a drug screening and a local criminal background check.  Candidates with a felony arrest and/or charge within the last five years, or candidates who fail to meet the requirements of the Shannon Melendi Act (if applicable), and/or with a positive drug screening result shall not be considered for the Internship Program.  

Paid Internship Requirements

Students selected for paid internships shall be assigned to specific projects and/or initiatives with definitive outcomes.  Assignments shall be structured to provide a meaningful work experience for the intern.  Paid interns are subject to the following provisions:

  1. Paid interns shall earn no more than $15.00 per hour and no less than the established minimum wage for the state of Florida.  Funding for paid internships shall be the responsibility of the supervising department and shall be charged to the department’s operational budget.
  2. Paid interns shall be considered part-time, temporary employees and shall not work more than 25 hours per week, or a cumulative of 833 hours for the duration of the internship.  No other compensation or benefit shall be provided, except as specifically stated herein. 
  3. The intern shall maintain an accurate record of the date(s) and time(s) spent on their assignment with the Village.  Such record shall be in the format provided by the Human Resources Department and shall be submitted to the Human Resources Department on a biweekly basis for payroll purposes.  Signature of the intern’s supervisor shall be required for processing.
  4. Paid internships are subject to funding availability as budgeted by the supervising Department and, therefore, may be terminated earlier than the end date initially established and agreed upon by the village and the intern, if funding is no longer available. 
  5. Paid internships with the Village shall be at will and shall not be guaranteed for a definite period of time or for any purpose.  As such, the Village and the paid intern shall have the exclusive right to terminate the employment relationship at-will, without cause and without notice. 
  6. Under no circumstances shall the internship assignment extend beyond a period of 1 year. 
  7. Paid interns shall be subject to the personnel policies and procedures of the Village.