Located in sunny southern California, Bakersfield is one of the fastest-growing cities in California. The area is known for its temperate climate, with long summers, brief winters, warm springs, and mild autumns. It has a lower cost of living than nearby Los Angeles and offers widespread entertainment options including excellent music venues, outdoor activities, and art museums. 

While it is widely regarded as a hub for oil production and agriculture, Bakersfield has a diverse economy. Other major industries include natural gas extraction, mining, aerospace, manufacturing, petroleum refining, and food processing. Major employers in the metro area include Edwards Air Force Base (military), Kern County (government), Giumarra Farms (agriculture), Grimmway Farms (agriculture), Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (healthcare), Wm. Bolthouse Farms (agriculture), the City of Bakersfield (government), Mercy Hospital (healthcare), State Farm Insurance, Chevron (gas and oil), and Andrews Distribution (produce distribution). 

Bakersfield also has a major university, Cal State Bakersfield, so you can take classes and work an internship at the same time. If you're looking for warm weather and a good economy, with Bakersfield, California, is a great place for a college internship.

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