Summer Civic Career Program

Overview

Summer Civic Career Program

Rocklin students use surveying equipment as part of the Rocklin Summer Civic Career Program.

The City of Rocklin has joined with the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF) and the Rocklin Unified School District to offer the Summer Civic Career Program (SCCP) which shares the many local government career opportunities with students. This program allows students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience.

Rocklin students use surveying equipment as part of the Rocklin Summer Civic Career Program.

The City of Rocklin has joined with the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF) and the Rocklin Unified School District to offer the Summer Civic Career Program (SCCP) which shares the many local government career opportunities with students. This program allows students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience.

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Program Highlights

The Summer Civic Career Program provides participants insight into careers in municipal government, inspires them to become more active members of their communities, and highlights the potential of a career in local government. Students will work with a variety of departments and programs within the city.

Police Department

Students will work with staff in the Police Department in the office and in the field, gaining hands- on experience with police officers in ride-alongs, dispatchers in the communications center, and the paperwork side of law enforcement with the records unit.

Public Services Department

Public Services is a wide-ranging department that includes engineering and environmental services, facilities and fleet upkeep, care of city-owned streets and landscape, and traffic signal maintenance. City-owned construction projects are managed through Public Services.

Community Development Department

Community Development is another large department that helps the public with things like permits, building inspections, new development, code enforcement, planning, and housing.

Parks and Recreation Department

Parks and Recreation is responsible for the maintenance of the amazing parks in Rocklin, planning and organizing fun events and services for our community, promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring there are places that make that happen

Administrative Services, City Attorney, City Clerk, and City Manager’s Offices

These offices are responsible for key compliance requirements of local government. Ensuring the city addresses finance and budget needs, liability concerns, legal procedures, public notices, public outreach (including social media) and hiring needs. Students will also participate in a Mock City Council Meeting and learn about the Brown Act which provides public access to meetings of California local government.

Fire Department

Students will work with Fire Department staff at a fire station and in the administration office learning about fire prevention, fire suppression, and firefighting equipment.

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Program Details

During the two-week program, students will partner with City staff and assist with a variety of programs and projects in various departments. Ten students will be selected for the program from Rocklin Unified School District high schools.

A Rocklin high school student using surveying equipment and giving a thumbs-up during a Rocklin Summer Civic Career Program event.Program Dates

The schedule for the program will be July 11 through July 21, 2022, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students must attend the entire program to be eligible for the scholarship program. Selected students must attend the SCCP Kick-Off meeting at City Hall on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Participation Requirements

  • Must currently be enrolled at a Rocklin Unified School District High School
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • A senior for the 2022/2023 school year
  • Available to attend each day of the program
  • Reliable transportation to and from different locations within the City of Rocklin

Throughout the two-week program, students will keep a journal and share entries in group discussions with their fellow students. Participants will be asked for meaningful feedback on their experience in an effort to continuously improve the program. At the conclusion of the two-week program, participants will submit their journal and a short essay (no longer than 500 words) describing what they have learned and how it will benefit their future.

Upon successful completion of the program, REEF will award each student a $500 scholarship. The scholarships will be presented to students at the Rocklin City Council Meeting in September.