The following are unpaid internships available at the City of Sacramento.
Sacramento365.com is on the lookout for a student intern to assist with administrative tasks, event outreach, and blogging. This internship provides copy editing and writing experience, as well as ways to become involved with the local community.
School credit can be earned and some recommended areas of study include (but are not limited to): English, Journalism, Arts, Computer Science/Information Tech.
If you are currently enrolled in school and available to devote 10-15 hours/week (non-paid), we'd love to see your resume.
A quick outline of what we are looking for in an intern:
- Familiar with Word, Excel, web browsing, photo editing (HTML knowledge would be great!)
- Excellent vocabulary and grammar skills are a must, as responsibilities will largely be posting events & writing about events
- Attention to detail and ability to focus
- Available to work 10-15 hours a week for a minimum of 4 months; times are flexible.
- Work is to be done in our offices (300 Richards Blvd), unless otherwise arranged.
- Friendly, upbeat personality
- Reliable transportation
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): quick outline of what we are looking for in an intern:
- Edit & post pending events in CMS panel of Sac365
- Assist with research and data collection/entry as needed
- Collect info for & post new events on the website
- Send confirmation emails to content providers
- Daily and weekly reports of work completed
- Approx 15hrs/week
There may be additional opportunities for the intern to include: staffing promotional booths at events (including set up and breakdown of table/materials), attending events on our behalf, and writing up short articles previewing/reviewing events for online posting, etc.
Please send your resume and cover letter to: Rachael Lankford, Managing Calendar Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information call: (916) 808-8642
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:email@example.com for more information. Nathan is also an adjunct staff at American River College and Sacramento City College.
Social Media Intern
City of Sacramento Office of Media and Communication 10-15 hours per week, unpaid, flexible work schedule, 6 month commitment in a dynamic work environment, on and off-site.
Details: Assist with and coordinate social media for the City Manager's Office. This position will offer a student the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community.
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
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
Other duties assigned
Knowledge of and experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Concise and creative writing skills
Ability to multi-task and self-motivate
Strong communications skills
Communications, public relations, marketing or journalism experience
Some graphic design and photography experience is a plus.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916/808.6839. To be considered, please provide a resume, three references, and writing samples. As part of the interview process, a small writing test will be given.
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 email@example.com.
MAYORAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
About the Internship
The Mayoral Internship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic, visionary and high profile Mayor's Offices in the country. Interns support both policy teams and operating teams.
Interns will be based in the Mayor’s Office and must commit to at least 40 hours a week for 8 weeks during the summer and 15 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring.
- Currently enrolled in a college or graduate program
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
Top Candidates Possess:
• Strong interest in public service/public policy
• Demonstrated record of achievement
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting
• Strong computer proficiency
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.cityofsacramento.org/mayor.
For further information about volunteer opportunities please contact Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 808-8317 or email@example.com.