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College Intern
City of Menlo Park, San Francisco/Peninsula

City Administration

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(650) 330-6670
Close Date: Apr 17, 2013
Salary: $12.00 - $20.00 Hourly


The City is actively promoting a summer intern program to provide students a meaningful experience in public service as well as work experience.  Interns will be encouraged to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm into the organization.
About the internship program
The Intern Progran will be structured to provide summer interns with exposure to public policy issues, including preparing background information, preparing staff reports and presenting the findings and recommendations to Department Heads and possibly City Council.  All interns will recieve direct supervision for the particular project (s) assigned to them, to insure a successful experience for Intern and completion within the Internship period.  Several Departments are offering Internships, including Information Technology, Public Works, Ecomonic Development, Community Services and City Manager’s office.  Applicants should identify particular areas of interest. Depending on the complexity of the project assigned, the Interns will receive wages of between $12.00 and $20.00 per hour. We are offering a flexible work week ranging from between twenty and forty hours per week for a twelve to sixteen week period. City Hall is closed on alternate Fridays. This program is designed to provide work experience to graduate students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into an accredited graduate program, or undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and carrying twelve semester units or greater.

The Internship Process
·         Qualifying students must fill out a standard City application and, upon acceptance, must complete normal hiring procedures. For purposes of this program, student interns are considered part time, seasonal employees.

·         Once hired, the intern will require project direction, a work space and the proper tools to carry out their work assignments. Interns will receive ongoing feedback and instruction as necessary. 
·         At the completion of the program, student interns will receive a summary of their work experience and departmental recognition for their efforts.
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