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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, visit us on Facebook or find us on Instagram.

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

Office Intern - Office of Councilmember Eric Guerra Internship

 

Importance of Position: The District 6 Internship Program offers an exceptional opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic, energetic and progressive Council offices.  Councilmember Guerra is seeking an unpaid intern immediately for the duration of one semester.

 

Duties Include:

  • General administrative tasks
  • Answer and respond to constituent calls
  • Assist staff on specific topics or projects
  • Issue research
  • Attend meetings
  • Outreach to communities
  • Photographing events
  • Organize community events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Develop press releases and newsletters

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.  Scheduling is flexible.
  • Have an interest in city government and public service.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media navigation tools
  • Ability to work in fast paced environments
  • Must provide own transportation.  Parking will be provided.

 

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English/Cantonese/Mandarin/Vietnamese
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

 

Duration of assignment: Semester based

 

Hours: 20 hours per week.

 

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

 

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

  

Contact:

Name: Alejandro Cabrera

Email: acabrera@cityofsacramento.org
Address: 915 I Street, 5th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone Number: (916) 808-7006

 

Special Consideration:  Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.  If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at 916-808-8795. 

 

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Alejandro Cabrera at acabrera@cityofsacramento.org  or apply online:  http://bttr.im/k4o34  

Environmental Health & Safety Intern - Department of Human Resources

Importance of Position:

The intern provides support for EH&S tasks. The position is important for extending hands-on education opportunities to volunteers for their University’s occupational health and safety program.

 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

Admittance in a university-level occupational health and safety program

Knowledge of Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA laws and regulations

Knowledge of basic industrial hygiene

PPE: hard hat, steel-toed boots, eye protection

 

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

Assists with PowerPoint and training development

Setup and delivery of basic training topics

Scanning and filing training information

Assists with indoor air quality testing, sound level testing, respirator fit testing, and inspections

 

Training Provided:

Training to assist with scanning and filing training information, and with indoor air quality testing, sound level testing, respirator fit testing

 

Person supervising volunteer: 

EH&S Specialist and/or EH&S Officer

 

Duration of assignment:

Variable

 

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule:

150, flexible schedule on week days during normal business hours

 

Assignment location:

Varied

 

Benefits of Volunteering: 

Education

Work experience

  

Contact:

 

Cha Yang

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Human Resources Risk Management Division

cwyang@cityofsacramento.org

 

Special Consideration:  Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.  If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at (916) 808-8795.

 

Positions may be filled as these internships are offered on a semester basis. We welcome applications for future openings.

 

Please apply:  http://bttr.im/8y7xh

Application Developer - EAM Intern - Department of Information Technology

Importance of Position:  The City of Sacramento Information Technology Department Enterprise Applications Division Enterprise Asset Management Application Team is responsible for the City-wide applications like Customer/Citizen Relationship Management System (Oracle Service Cloud) used by 311, Enterprise Asset and Work Order Management System (Infor EAM and M5), as well as integrations to different business line systems like Animal Care system (Chameleon), Utilities Systems (PeopleSoft and CityWorks), Geographical Information Systems (ArcGIS ESRI) and with the Citywide Content Management system (CCM/Documentum/CARA). Provisioning the position allows us to work on integration projects and web application projects that we are not able to move forward to due to lack of resource.

 

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

C# .NET, JavaScript, Java, Oracle, SQL Server, SharePoint, Git

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Help in Quality Assurance for upgrades and/or maintenance of existing systems.

Help in Production Support for systems supported.

Create/maintain reports in Crystal Reports, COGNOS or SSRS.

Develop .NET modules for integration projects involving different systems.

Engage with Development Team in Scrum.

 

Training Provided:

Oracle Service Cloud, Infor

 

Person supervising volunteer: 

Venkat Yerneni

Duration of assignment:
6 months

 

Hours: 

20-40 hours

Assignment location:

City Hall


Benefits of Volunteering:
 

Exposure to enterprise application development, testing, deployment and support while being provided guidance on industry best practice.

  

Please apply online:  http://bttr.im/0hwvf

Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg Internship Program

OUTREACH AND CONSTITUENT CONTACT COORDINATOR

Desired length of Internship: Minimum of 3 months, maximum of 6 months.
Schedule: M-W-F (2 shifts a week, 4 hours each shift), may require some evenings and weekends.
Reports to: MOCE / Director of Constituent Services
Duties:
• Research and follow up on calls into the office regarding issues that are with the City jurisdiction
• Assist in the development of materials for community events
• Assist at community events and coordinating services
• Check constituent services voicemails and log all voicemails in tracking software
• Check USPS mail for office and log all mail in tracking software or distribute mail as needed
• Check and research ceremonial requests
• Conduct and share research as needed for constituent services
• Draft ceremonial documents with direction from Director of Constituent Services
• Draft responses to emails received on engagesac.org email
• Draft responses to emails received through contact form on City of Sacramento website
• Answer calls and log information into tracking software
• Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
• Enrolled in community college or university
• Proficient in MS Office Suite, specifically MS Excel and MS Word
• Must have specific interest in one or more of the following areas: public service, case work, community organizing, public policy, or social work
• Some customer service experience
• Written response on application, must demonstrate strong writing skills
Students who complete this internship should be able to:
• Prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines both personal and external
• Understand and describe the unique processes for addressing common issues in the City of Sacramento
• Develop strong user skills of MS Outlook and CRM Software
• Improve public speaking skills and interacting with others in a professional and courteous manner
• Improve customer service and problem-solving skills
• Create strong networking connections for future career opportunities, build a record of work experience, and explore career opportunities

Due to the quantity of applications received, there may be a delay before an interview is scheduled or before we have a position available. We strive to help each applicant find the right fit for their interests and skills and we do our best to accommodate school and other work opportunities. We encourage you to  fill out an application and send us your resume as our intern needs and openings can change month to month.

Apply here.

Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg Internship Program

Constituent SERVICES ASSISTANTS INTERNSHIP

Desired length of Internship: Minimum of 3 months, maximum of 6 months.
Schedule: M-W-F (2 shifts a week, 4 hours each shift)
Reports to: MOCE / Director of Constituent Services
Duties:
Check constituent services voicemails and log all voicemails in tracking software
Check USPS mail for office and log all mail in tracking software or distribute mail as needed
Check and research ceremonial requests
Conduct and share research as needed for constituent services
Draft ceremonial documents with direction from Director of Constituent Services
Draft responses to emails received on engagesac.org email
Draft responses to emails received through contact form on City of Sacramento website
Answer calls and log information into tracking software
Organize materials and resources in the office
Work with University Constituent services intern to follow up constituent requests
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
High School Senior or Junior
Should have above a 2.5 GPA Cumulative
Will consider students with lower GPAs if they have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or an administrator
Will also consider recommendations from community organizations
Must live in the City of Sacramento
Basic computer skills (MS Word and using email), some MS Excel familiarity is a plus
Students who complete this internship should be able to:
Write concise and effective communications on complex issues
Prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines both personal and external
Accurately describe the work flow of City resources to effectively help residents who call the office
Develop strong computer user skills through extensive on the job training associated with MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word and various online platforms used by the office.
Develop strong interpersonal skills in responding to and acknowledging challenging social situations
Improve interacting with others in a professional and courteous manner
Create strong networking connections for future career opportunities, build a record of work experience, and explore career opportunities

Due to the quantity of applications received, there may be a delay before an interview is scheduled or before we have a position available. We strive to help each applicant find the right fit for their interests and skills and we do our best to accommodate school and other work opportunities. We encourage you to fill out an application and send us your resume as our intern needs and openings can change month to month.

Apply here.

Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg High School Internship Program
EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE AND EVENT REQUEST ASSISTANT

Desired length of Internship: Minimum of 3 months, maximum of 6 months.
Schedule: T / Th (4 hours each shift)
Reports to: MOCE / Executive Assistant
Duties:
Check voicemails and respond as directed by Executive Assistant
Review and organize event and meeting requests in chronological order
Prepare digital packets of requests for EA and MOCE to vet with team or Mayor
Prepare or assist in preparation of briefings as needed
Research event requests and community organizations
Find existing community events using various online and social media calendars
Update community engagement calendar
Follow up on any requests made by MOCE staff for events/meetings
Prepping meeting room for guests and welcoming them into the office
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
High School Senior or Junior
Should have above a 2.5 GPA Cumulative
Will consider students with lower GPAs if they have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or an administrator
Will also consider recommendations from community organizations
Must live in the City of Sacramento
Basic computer skills (MS Word and using email)
Students who complete this internship should be able to:
Follow up on any requests made by MOCE staff for events/meetings
Prioritize work assignments effectively to meet internal and external deadlines
Enhance their communication skills by focusing on clear, concise communication in verbal and written situations
Develop strong computer user skills through extensive on the job training associated with MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word and various online platforms used by the office.
Create strong networking connections for future career opportunities, build a record of work experience, and explore career opportunities

Due to the quantity of applications received, there may be a delay before an interview is scheduled or before we have a position available. We strive to help each applicant find the right fit for their interests and skills and we do our best to accommodate school and other work opportunities. We encourage you to  fill out an application and send us your resume as our intern needs and openings can change month to month.

Apply here.

Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg Internship Program

POLICY RESEARCH INTERN

Desired length of Internship: 3 months minimum / 1 year maximum, contingent on performance.

Schedule: M-F, 2-3 days a week, 3 hours each shift – must maintain a consistent schedule

Reports to: Dependent on needs of office – would be assigned to a staffer on a specific project

Duties:

    • Work with project lead on defining the scope of the project and developing clear milestones and goals for research, and meet weekly to track progress
    • Conduct research on the assigned project, synthesize findings, and present conclusions and recommendations both orally and in writing. Research should utilize a broad array of methods and sources of information, including conducting internet research, reading published reports and other documents, and talking with key individuals and organizations in order to develop a thorough, in-depth understanding of the issues.
    • Draft interim and final reports or other written materials to brief senior staff on research
    • Present findings and answer key questions for senior staff
    • Assist senior staff in preparing for meetings with stakeholders
    • Assist, as necessary, project lead with grant applications or other necessary documents.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

      • Enrolled in university or community college
      • Must have a specific interest in housing or transportation policy, public policy development, community development, local governance, finance, economic development, or infrastructure management
      • Proficient in MS Office Suite, specifically MS Excel and MS Word
      • Understand basic research methodology and documentation
      • Written response must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills. (We will send you a question based on your area of interest).
      • Prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines both personal and external

      Students who complete this internship should be able to:

        • Describe the main priorities if the Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg
        • Display a thorough understanding of the policy issues connected with their research topic
        • Improve public speaking skills and interacting with others in a professional and courteous manner
        • Create strong networking connections for future career opportunities, build a record of work experience, and explore career opportunities

        Positions may be filled as these internships are project based and offered as we have projects available. We welcome applications for future projects.

        Apply here.

        Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg University Internship Program
        COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

        Desired length of Internship: Minimum of 3 months, maximum of 12 months.
        Schedule: 2-3 days a week, 4 hour shifts. Occasionally weekend or evening work will be required
        Reports to: MOCE / Communications Director

        Duties:

        Develop, research and write posts for http://engagesac.org by working with MOCE team and Communications Director
        Work with City IT Department to keep the Mayor’s City of Sacramento page up to date
        Manage incoming questions from social media and aggregating them for formal responses either from the Mayor or from staff
        Maintain the Office of Civic Engagement YouTube channel
        Work with Director of Constituent services to respond directly to inquiries on social media regarding requests for City services
        Process and edit videos and photos for general use by the office as well as maintain existing digital warehouse of images and videos for the office in a clear and easily accessible way
        If applicant has Spanish language skills: Assist with the translation of existing blog posts into Spanish
        Assist the communications director with incoming calls and press conference briefings
        Other duties as assigned

        Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
        Must be at least 18 years of age
        Enrolled in community college or university
        Proficient in MS Office Suite
        Some background with web design platforms, photo and video editing software, and various social media platforms
        Must have specific interest in one or more of the following areas: journalism, public relations, communications, advertising, writing professionally, web design, and graphic design
        Written response on application, must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills
        Spanish language skills a plus but not required

        Students who complete this internship should be able to:
        Prioritize work effectively to meet deadlines both personal and external
        Develop strong user skills of MS Outlook, media platforms and basic web design
        Improve journalistic writing skills and research skills
        Improve public speaking skills and interacting with others in a professional and courteous manner
        Create strong networking connections for future career opportunities, build a record of work experience, and explore career opportunities

        Positions may be filled as these internships are project based and offered as we have projects available. We welcome applications for future projects.

        Apply here.

        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.

          

        Special Consideration:  Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.  If you require a reasonable accommodation please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at 916-808-8795. 

         

        Positions may be filled as these internships are project based and offered as we have projects available. We welcome applications for future projects.

         

        Apply Online.

        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  

         

        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.

        This is a continuous recruitment position.  Internship positions are filled as needed. We welcome applications for future needs.

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