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Internships

The City of Sacramento and its non-profit partners have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and internships for youth and adults. These include unpaid internships, as well as short-term and on-going volunteer activities. For further information contact Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 808-8317. Follow us on Twitter or visit us on Facebook.

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

Office Assistant Intern - Department of Human Resources/Employment, Classification & Development Division

 

Importance of Position:  The individual fulfilling these duties is part of the Department of Human Resources for the City of Sacramento.  It’s very important that the initial impression be professional. Confidentiality and integrity are of utmost importance.

 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment: The Office Assistant needs to have comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and have a professional phone manner, be a quick study and able to be highly discreet and keep all information confidential.  Ability to file, general computer skills, fluency in English, patience and professionalism required.  Willingness to learn new computer software and programs important.

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):  The office assistant will scan, index, file, type, assist with mailings, work with databases and e-learning programs.

Training Provided: Orientation to the City’s programs and departments, written orientation handbook, on-the-job support and supervision.

 

Person Supervising: Sally Ly, Employment, Classification & Development Division Manager, Department of Human Resources or designee.

 

Duration of assignment: This is an on-going position and will be filled as vacated.

 

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule:  Flexible schedule Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:00 pm. 8-10 hours per week for a semester (spring/summer/fall)

 

Assignment location: Historic City Hall, 1st Floor, 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Benefits of Volunteering:  Develop or improve office skills, support local government programs, gain references and work experience.

 

Contact:  Mary Lynn Perry – mperry@cityofsacramento.org or call:  916-808-8317.

 

Apply online:  http://bttr.im/8y7xh

Social Media and Communications Intern - Department of Human Resources

 

Importance of Position: The Social Media and Communications Intern or Volunteer  assists with and coordinates social media as well as a variety of communications and marketing tasks for the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. This position will offer an intern or volunteer the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community and to utilize their marketing and communications skills.

 

 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

 

Knowledge of and experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

Graphic design skills

Concise and creative writing skills

Ability to multi-task and self-motivate

Strong communications skills 

Microsoft Office Suite

Communications, public relations, marketing or journalism experience

Some photography and video experience is a plus.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):

 

  • Manage and engage in a variety of social media platforms
  • Draft a consistent schedule of content for various social media channels
  • Analyze and track impressions and engagement across platforms
  • Support relevant community influencers
  • Research social media trends and innovations
  • Participate in the production of multimedia content for marketing
  • Create e-newsletters
  • Post volunteer opportunities on a variety of online platforms
  • Create flyers and other promotional materials
  • Create social media toolkits to assist with promotion
  • Assist with planning volunteer events such as volunteer fairs, orientations, trainings, volunteer coordinator meetings, etc.
  • Serve as brand ambassador at meetings, community events and volunteer fairs
  • Administrative duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Training Provided:  On-line training provided through various platforms.

 

Person supervising volunteer:  Mary Lynn Perry, Program Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator

 

Duration of assignment: Minimum one semester

 

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule: 8-16 hours per week, unpaid, flexible work schedule in a dynamic work environment, on and off-site.

 

Assignment location: Department of Human Resources/Administration, Historic City Hall

 

Benefits of Volunteering:  Gain additional communications skills, participate in efforts to create a positive community, experience a government work environment, free parking at nearby garage.

 

Contact:  Mary Lynn Perry, mperry@cityofsacramento.org or call:  916-808-8317.

 

To Apply:  Complete your application online: http://bttr.im/8y7xh      

 

Oak Park Social Media Internship

Create and maintain Oak Park Community Center's email and social media accounts to promote recreational activities and opportunities to the community.

 

- Showcase strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design skills.

- Be able to present concepts verbally and graphically.

- To display excellent organizational and planning skills.

- Maintain strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.

- Remain self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.

- Complete tasks in a timely manner.

- Follow City of Sacramento policies and procedures.

- Knowledge of Publisher, Canva, and email software.  Ability to learn other software.

- Knowledge of digital photography and basic photo enhancing.

 

Schedule: weekdays, based on agreement between OPCC and the volunteer intern.

Length of internship:  4 months

Location:  Oak Park Community Center - 3425 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd.

Contact Linda Hoschler at 916-808-6151

Oak Park recreation for elders internship

Assist us with our recreation programs for older adults, aged 50+

 

- Be able to present concepts verbally and graphically.

- Display excellent organizational and planning skills.

- Remain self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to customers and management.

- Complete tasks in a timely manner.

- Follow City of Sacramento policies and procedures. 

- Knowledge of older adults aged 50+

- Knowledge of Publisher, Word and Outlook software.  

 

Schedule: weekdays, based on agreement between OPCC and the volunteer intern.

Length of internship:  4 months

Location:  Oak Park Community Center - 3425 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd.

Contact Linda Hoschler at 916-808-6151

 

Teen Program Internship - Front Street animal Shelter

The Front Street Animal Shelter is looking for a skilled volunteer who enjoys working with teens. The shelter has a great teen volunteer program and needs an intern who can lead the program on Saturdays.  Teaching background or prior experience with youth is preferred or current education or recreation major.

The intern will

  • Engage teens with educational opportunities (bring in special speakers, work with our other training volunteers to teach our teens how to handle animals, etc.)
  • Create program content
  • Put together program materials
  • Be proactive in searching out service opportunities for the teens – actively look for ways that they can help here at the shelter
  • Be able to move our long-term teen projects forward
  • Help organize additional teen opportunities – like car washes for raising money for the long-term projects

For more information and to apply, contact Janice Wagaman at (916) 808-8166.

Office of Councilmember Eric Guerra - Intern 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Eager to take on new projects
  • Able to work with other people
  • Able to self-manage
  • Critical thinker
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite

 

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):

  • Answering phones inquiries, direct calls and answer basic questions that constituents may have,
  • Filing documents and organizing them as needed,
  • Taking notes during meetings,
  • Checking voicemails,
  • Check emails,
  • Design flyers for events,
  • Draft documents,
  • Update social media platforms,
  • Input information, data, and records, and
  • Help in the preparation of events.

 

Training Provided:  Training will be provided on how to answer phones and emails. You will also be trained on how to use Microsoft Suite, and all other software used in the office.

  

Duration of assignment: Semester based.   Academic credit may be available for CSUS students.

 

Hours: 10-30 Hours

 

Assignment location: 915 I Street, 5th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Benefits of Volunteering: As an intern you will have the opportunity to help improve from local parks to streets. You will be part of local government and get firsthand experience of what a career in public service is like.

 

Apply online:  http://bttr.im/k4o34  

  

Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement -  Intern

 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

Basic understanding of Microsoft Office and Windows. Above average written and verbal communication skills.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):

Supporting the Office of Civic Engagement with constituent correspondence, outreach activities and Mayor’s staff on issue specific research assignments.

 

Training Provided:

Training on the office’s constituent management software “Romulus.” Also access to the BrainStorm QuickHelp suite, which provides trainings on Microsoft Office, Skype for Office and other tools.

  

Duration of assignment:

Spring Semester with a potential for Summer extension.  Academic credit may be available for CSUS students.

 

Hours:

8-10/week 

 

Assignment location:

New City Hall, Office of the Mayor (3rd floor)

 

Benefits of Volunteering:  

Great opportunity to build your resume, learn more about Sacramento’s diverse neighborhoods and city initiatives, and gain valuable work experience in an exciting and fast paced environment.

 

Apply online:  http://bttr.im/k4o34

  

Computer Science Intern - Department of Human Resources

Importance of Position:
Implementation of this position allows technical expertise from Computer Science students to coordinate with projects requiring innovative solutions for compliance and integration between existing HR databases.

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:
Complex algorithm authorship, in languages such as C+, C++, SQL, Python, etc. Familiarity with PSQuery.

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):
Project assistance as pertains to database integration, script writing, and support with automation of systems. Code writing, research, and testing of executable scripts for use in HR systems.

Training Provided:
PSQuery and Other systems requiring integration.

Person supervising volunteer:
Emmett Bradshaw

Duration of assignment:
6 months

Hours:
20-40 hours

Assignment location:
City Hall

Benefits of Volunteering:
Exposure to integration projects in an HR environment, innovation projects, and development in compliance-related applications.

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 or call (916) 808-3992. If interested, please email a resume to LLittlefield@cityofsacramento.org

Office Assistant - Department of Human Resources

Importance of Position:
The individual fulfilling these duties is part of the Department of Human Resources for the City of Sacramento. It’s very important that the initial impression be professional. Confidentiality and integrity are of utmost importance.

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:
The Office Assistant needs to have comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite and have a professional phone manner, be a quick study and able to be highly discreet and keep all information confidential. Ability to file, general computer skills, fluency in English, patience and professionalism required. Willingness to learn new computer software and programs important.

Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):
The office assistant will scan, index, file, type, assist with mailings, work with databases and e-learning programs.

Training Provided:
Orientation to the City’s programs and departments, written orientation handbook, on-the-job support and supervision.

Duration of assignment:
This is an on-going position and will be filled as vacated.

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule:
Flexible schedule Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:00 pm. 8-10 hours per week for a semester (spring/summer/fall)

Assignment location:
Historic City Hall
1st Floor, 915 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Benefits of Volunteering:
Develop or improve office skills, support local government programs, gain references and work experience.

Contact: Mary Lynn Perry at (916) 808-8317.

To Apply:  Complete your application online: http://bttr.im/8y7xh   

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:

  • Fall Semester with the potential for extension

  • 15-30 hours per week

Contact:
Veronica Smith, Senior Project Manager
(916) 808-1046