Welcome to RMA

The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety, and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting, and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.


In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work, and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery


College Student Internship Program


The purpose of the internship training program is to provide the student intern/s an overview of all the Environmental Health (EH) programs and hands-on field work with the guidance of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). The training will enable the students identify which programs they are interested in which may help them decide which career path to take. 


The internship announcement will be sent to the University Internship Coordinator one month before the school interim begins. The standard announcement will describe the duties, qualifications, benefits and other information pertaining to the internship. 


The student must submit a resume, schedule of classes and a cover letter prior to the given deadline for evaluation. The selection will be based on the students’ commitment to the given time schedule, resume and a phone interview.

If selected, the student must submit a ‘Volunteer Form’, a copy of a driver’s license and social security card to Human Resources which are necessary for a background check. It includes inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record.

The student will then be notified for eligibility. Up to two students may be selected during the fall, spring or summer terms. Once eligible, the EH Internship Coordinator will contact the University Internship Coordinator to finalize the selection.


An Intern’s responsibility is to perform in a professional and ethical manner consistent with the EH Standards. The intern’s evaluation will be based on these expectations:

  • The intern is required to maintain a record of total hours worked during the internship by using the training log.

  • The intern shall follow through on commitments.

  • The intern is encouraged to communicate with the Internship Coordinator of any questions, potential problems or areas of concern during his/her internship period.

  • The intern shall dress in an appropriate manner in business casual attire with sturdy close-toed shoes.

  • Interns are required to adhere to their working schedule and arrive punctually. In the event of possible tardiness or absence, interns must call and/or e-mail the Intern Coordinator and/or Supervisor to notify their late arrival or absence.

  • The intern must abide to the employee technology use policy.

  • The intern must learn to accept constructive criticism and strive to improve and grow professionally.

  • The intern must learn to be observant, note how employees organize their ideas and ask questions relating to the EH program.

  • The intern must be fair, considerate, honest, trustworthy, and cooperative when dealing with colleagues.


  • Researches, compiles, synthesizes, analyzes and interprets information and data necessary to meet EH objectives

  • Prepares reports and makes recommendations for completion of environmental health projects

  • Observe an environmental health specialist when conducting field inspections and investigations at a variety of sites to gain first-hand knowledge from various EH programs

  • Complete educational outreach public displays pertaining to EH for public viewing

  • Provide three Environmental Health-related articles to share with EH staff weekly 


The interns will receive training in all EH programs in Ventura County. These trainings will consist of in-office program orientations (usually via PowerPoint) and field time involving job shadowing EH staff performing their daily inspection activities.