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.
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
Public Works 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
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.
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.