Internship Program

Internship Program

The DEMA Internship Program offers unpaid internships to current college students. The program has been developed to help students gain practical training and hands-on real world experience to satisfy educational goals while preparing for a professional career. The goal of the DEMA Intern Program is to:

  • Develop the next workforce generation

  • Create goodwill among universities and colleges

  • Offer meaningful assignments accompanied by adequate supervision

  • Integrate interns into the organizational culture

  • Document learning objectives between the state agency and their intern to provide clear direction and targeted goals


According to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, an unpaid internship must meet the following conditions:

  • The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school.

  • The training is for the benefit of the intern.

  • The interns do not displace regular employees, but work under close supervision.

  • The employee that provides the training receives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern and, on occasion, operations may even be impeded.

  • The interns are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period.

  • The employer and the intern understand the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in training.


Applying For An Internship

Before you apply for an internship, determine what you are looking for.

  • What subject matter interests you?

  • Which days of the week are you available to work?

  • What hours are you available to work?

  • Are you prepared for a commute?

When you’re ready to apply, contact the Career Development Office at your college or university.


Internship Program
5636 E. McDowell Road Bldg. M5710
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 464-6513