About the Program

Internships at the Board of Equalization (BOE) are unpaid positions providing students with practical experience. The BOE offers internships to students as volunteers or for academic credit. We employ interns during the school year and also in the summer. Earn your work experience by participating in an internship.

Interning in your field of choice will stand out on your resume and help you with your job search after graduation. Participating interns gain on-the-job training that integrates education, career development and public service, while agencies hosting interns benefit from the contributions of creative and innovative students.

Everyone you meet during the course of your internship is now a contact. These people can help guide your career path as you make your way into the business world. These people know other people in the industry as well and can provide introductions for you. The fellow interns you meet may also become great contacts in the future.

All students should explore the possibility of earning academic credit through their schools.

Unpaid Internship

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s standards listed below, those who qualify as trainees/interns do not have to receive pay if all six criteria are met.

  1. Interns cannot displace regular employees.
  2. Interns are not guaranteed a job at the end of the internship (though you may decide to hire them at the conclusion of the experience).
  3. If the employer and the interns understand that the interns are not entitled to wages during the internship period.
  4. Interns must receive training from your company, even if it somewhat impedes the work of your organization.
  5. Interns must get hands-on experience with equipment and processes used in your industry.
  6. Interns' training must primarily benefit them, not the company.