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Internships

The following are unpaid internships available at the City of Sacramento.

economic development WEB & DIGITAL MARKETING INTERNSHIP

The City of Sacramento Department of Economic Development has developed an internship program to provide college students with an opportunity to learn more about the public sector, marketing and communications to develop their professional skills.  The role of the Web & Digital Marketing Intern is to be a part of the Economic Development Department and SEED Corporation Team to enhance and learn new skills in marketing, website management, social media and communications.

 

Potential Intern Projects:

  • Copy-edit/proof articles. Create compelling titles and summaries.
  • Select and edit compelling images.
  • Post articles and images in content management system.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of digital marketing plans for all online communications, including social media and e-newsletters.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a college/university.

  • Web and social media savvy, with a keen awareness of the latest digital tools, platforms, etc.

  • Outgoing, detail-oriented, and organized.

  • Working knowledge of HTML and content management systems preferred.

  • Experience with Photoshop; Familiarity with video editing software and additional Adobe CS applications is a plus.

  • Strong experience writing and editing, preferably for the Web.

  • Ability to accurately proofread for grammar and punctuation, craft intriguing headlines, and summarize content is essential.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multitask and prioritize time and workload.

  • Applicant must have outstanding leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

* All interns are encouraged to share ideas and actively participate in initiatives, and will assist in the overall Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations Strategy for the SEED Corporation.

Duration:

 

 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) Internships

Seeks interns or volunteers to assist with its various programs, including:

Art in Public Places — Provides visual art experiences in public locations through the production of temporary and permanent works of art in public places and rotating exhibitions at the Robert T. Matsui Gallery (at City Hall) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility Gallery.  A volunteer docent or tour guide program provides tours and presentations to the general public, community organizations, and students.

Grants and Cultural Programs — This program oversees the distribution of County and City funds to arts organizations in Sacramento, and cultivates professional development and stabilization of artists and arts groups.

Arts Education — Provides professional development to teaching artists, and produces arts education programs in Sacramento schools, social institutions, and other community organizations.

The work schedule and timeframe are flexible. SMAC’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the website at www.SacMetroArts.org or call 916-808-3992.  If interested, please email a resume to: LLittlefield@cityofsacramento.org

 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES - CITY OF SACRAMENTO VOLUNTEER SERVICES ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

The Volunteer Services Assistant helps with and coordinates various aspects of the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. This unpaid position will offer the student intern/volunteer the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community. The Volunteer Assistant will write volunteer activity descriptions, post volunteer opportunities on a variety of platforms, answer questions from the public and refer volunteers to opportunities, assist internal and external clients with use of volunteer management system, assist with planning volunteer events, update the youth volunteer directory, assist with updating the Volunteer Orientation Handbook, participate in the production of multimedia content for marketing, assist with creation of e-newsletters, social media post as needed, serve as brand ambassador at meetings, community events and volunteer fairs and other duties as assigned. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, experience in volunteer management and experience in database management a plus.  Ability to multi-task and self-motivate important.  Strong communications skills required.  Communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or administration experience preferred. To apply, please contactMary Lynn Perry, mperry@cityofsacramento.org or call:  916-808-8317. Please submit a resume, 3 references and a writing sample

Information Technology Geographic Information Systems Internship

The Central GIS Unit is offering student internships (unpaid) to assist with data updates, mapping projects, rectifying historical aerial photos, and other GIS data maintenance activities.  The internship is always open for submitting resumes and letters of interest and is filled based on current available need, project workload and City GIS staff to assist.  Obtain quality training and mentorship to build skills in data collection, field experience, data maintenance, and quality control for GIS data that is used throughout the City.  Qualifications: Fundamental knowledge of GIS and ESRI products preferable.   Enrollment in the GIS certification program a plus. This is currently an unpaid internship.  Contact a college advisor or department for the fulfillment of an Internship requirement.  Minimum commitment:  10 hours minimum/week, preferable 20+/week.  Prefer a regular schedule to be maintained throughout the duration of the internship. Please contact Nathan Jennings at 916-808-7857 or email: njennings@cityofsacramento.org for more information.  Nathan is also an adjunct staff at American River College and Sacramento City College.