Our College to County (C2C) program is celebrating its 10 anniversary. In 2011, C2C started with 4 interns and has now grown to 54 interns during the summer of 2021 across all departments. Over 200 students have participated and over 30 students are regular status Multnomah County employees. There is an enormous demand for providing job experiences in our community.  Working with our community partnerships, we had 260 applications this year. 

C2C Mentorship program provides internships for college students of underrepresented communities at Multnomah County. The program holds a special emphasis on the recruitment and mentorship of promising college students to perform work on county projects. The internship assists the students' understanding of the pathways to employment and leadership in various county careers. Our program honors and advances the County’s commitment to diversifying our workforce, as we incorporated it into our Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) as the signature workforce pipeline and recruitment program. 

Learn more about C2C program at our Website or if you want to get involved in the C2C program by hosting an intern next year connect with Cole Whitehurst, College to County Program Coordinator at cole.whitehurst@multco.us.