City & County of San Francisco


Engineering · Architecture · Planning· Computer Science/Information Services

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns interested in various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Surveying, GIS, and IT staff. The Summer 2023 Student Intern Program is a collaborative effort comprised of the following city departments seeking to employ interns: the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Public Works, and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments.

Positions may be available in the following Areas:

Architectural Engineering Electrical Engineering Planning
Architectural Technology Environmental Engineering Project Management
Architecture Geographic Information System Regional Planning
Biology/Natural Resources Hydraulics Storm Water Management
Broadcast Engineering Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Structural Engineering
Chemical Engineering Information Technology Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
City Planning Interior Architecture Traffic/Transportation Engineering
Civil Engineering Land Surveying Traffic/Transportation Planning
Cloud Security Landscape Architecture Urban Planning
Computer Science/Information Services Mathematics Utilities Engineering
Construction Management Mechanical Engineering Water Resources
Digital Forensics

Starting Salary:$33.275 per hour

Minimum Qualifications


At the time you submit your application, you must be enrolled in an accredited university or a community college in the following related fields:
Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Architectural Technology, Architectural Engineering, Planning, Urban Planning, City Planning, Regional Planning, Computer Science/Information Services Program, Cybersecurity Program, Cloud Security, Digital Forensics, Mathematics, Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Horticulture.

• You must be returning to your undergraduate program or entering/continuing a graduate program in the Fall 2023
• Students who will soon graduate are encouraged to apply
• You can still apply if you are in your second-to-last or last semester, as you may still be selected for the program within six months of graduation


No previous experience is necessary. However, previous internship experience may be used to determine the possible level of classification into which you are hired.

• Candidates must be willing to learn architectural, engineering and planning practices depending on the various city departments and area of interests.
• Candidates must be prepared to receive on-the-job training to acquire the ability to apply professional standards and develop architectural, engineering and planning skills.

How to Apply

Please apply online:
Student Intern Program, Summer 2023 - Engineering · Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services (5380) (5381) (5382) (1010) | City and County of San Francisco (

What else should I know?

Hybrid work culture
We work in a hybrid environment, and you may be expected to work in the office up to 2-3 days per week. In-office workdays are flexible and can be tailored to fit your needs as well as the needs of the role.

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Terms of Announcement: Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

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Application packages must be submitted online in SF|Careers through the link under “How to Apply” or at (All file attachments should be in PDF format)

The following dates are tentative and subject to change:

Application Start DateDecember 12, 2022
Deadline for Filing: February 14, 2023
Notification of Interview:March 3-11, 2023
Conduct Interviews:March 21-April 3, 2023
Selected applicants to be contacted with additional hiring instructions:April 3-21, 2023

Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to Apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer