City & County of San Francisco

Student Intern

Engineering · Architecture · Planning· Computer Science/Information Services

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), 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:$31.45 per hour ($2,516 Bi-weekly salary)

Minimum Qualifications

At the time of filing, the applicant must be in an accredited Mechanical, Machine, 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, at a university or a related field at a community college. An applicant must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering/continuing a graduate program in the Fall 2022. Students who will soon graduate are encouraged to apply. Applicants can still apply if it is their second-to-last or last semester, as they may still be appointed to work within six months of graduation.

How to Apply

Please apply online: Submit the following (a) Cover letter (limited to 1 page), briefly addressing your interest in Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Computer Science/Information Services · Biology · Natural Resources discipline area(s) and career goals, (b) a current resume; (c) your current college transcript all in pdf format. Failure to submit a copy of college transcripts with cover letter and resume may result in rejection of application. Submission date for college transcripts may be extended if it is impossible to obtain them by the filing date. Applicants must submit a signed statement explaining why transcripts cannot be obtained by the filing date. Extension requests will be granted on a case-by-case basis. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility that all application materials and support documentation be received in a complete and legible form.

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Application packages must be submitted online at (All file attachments should be in PDF format)

The following dates are tentative and subject to change:

Application Start DateDecember 10, 2021
Deadline for Filing: February 11, 2022
Notification of Interview:March 4-12, 2022
Conduct Interviews:March 22-April 2, 2022
Selected applicants to be contacted with additional hiring instructions:April 3-22, 2022

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