Internships are available to select corpsmembers who demonstrate excellent work habits. Interns must be recommended by their supervisor and approved by the sponsoring agency. State agencies such as California State Parks, the Department of Fish and Game and Caltrans often use CCC interns to assist with park maintenance work and other public works and natural resource conservation tasks.
For the CCC work sponsors, internships provide an opportunity to select one or two corpsmembers instead of a whole crew for a special project. The corpsmember goes straight to the worksite in the morning and works the same shift as the sponsor’s employees.
Internship placements offer the corpsmember the advantage of receiving specialized training and developing closer working relationships with potential future employers. This is a chance to work alongside skilled employees, including building trades professionals, and to learn from their expertise. The internships may lead to job opportunities; many corpsmembers have been hired into entry-level positions by these agencies after completing their internships.
Some of the CCC internships include working on revegetation and restoration projects, building maintenance and repair, trail and tree maintenance, street maintenance, landscaping and home weatherization.