Summer Intern

4 Positions Available
City Administration
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$14.89-$18.11 Hourly


501 Primrose Road Burlingame, 94010


In conjunction with the Two-County (San Mateo and Santa Clara) Regional Internship Program, the City of Burlingame has several paid internship opportunities for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students who are interested in contributing to the community.  Our internships are project orientated and are designed to give students a solid general overview of future employment opportunities and current issues in the Public Sector.  You will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow City and County interns, and participate in professional development activities in San Mateo County and/or Santa Clara County.    


  • Human Resources: The ideal candidate will have an interest in human resources be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior level student pursuing a major in Business Administration, Human Resources, Psychology, Public Administration or a related field. They will have good communication and organization skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Potential projects include: facilitating the regional internship program, conducting salary surveys in support of labor negotiations, assisting with recruitments for the City and researching and making recommendations for a paperless recruiting process, collating and analyzing data from exit interviews, gathering EEOC information, and other related projects in support of the Human Resources department.
  • Parks and Recreation: The ideal candidate will have a background in community involvement, experience program planning for a variety of ages, knowledge of special event planning, or have an interest in marketing. The candidate will need to have strong written and oral communication skills. The candidate may take on special projects with the Parks or Recreation division as assigned, and have the opportunity to develop into the fast paced inner workings of a Parks and Recreation department.
  • Public Works Department – Communications/Marketing: The ideal candidate will be enrolled within a degree-seeking program and have completed two or more years of college-level coursework with focus on Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Graphic Design, or related major. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and other major programs. Preferred skills include: strong writing skills, marketing, social media, photography or cinematography, and an interest in environmental issues. Potential projects include: assisting Public Works staff with researching, designing, writing, and editing letters, social media posts, webpages, promotional materials, brochures, and other written materials and reports as needed; assisting with digital media assignments (video, photography); attending outreach events and promoting stormwater and water conservation programs; creating mailing lists and assisting with direct outreach to the community; monitoring social media and effectiveness of outreach activities.
  • Public Works Department – Engineering Division: The ideal candidate will have a background in civil engineering, including college coursework at the undergraduate level.  Potential projects include: working on the sidewalk repair program and a variety of engineering tasks; identifying and recording defective sidewalks; coordinating repairs with contractors; inspecting repairs; measuring quantities and processing payments; issuing permits; investigating public complaints.

You will join a dynamic, talented, professional and enthusiastic work environment.  We are looking for highly motivated, reliable, and quick-to-learn individuals to join our team.  Applicants must be college students currently enrolled in and pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or a recent graduate.  Undergraduate candidates must have a minimum of 48 semester units or equivalent completed.  Applicants should also be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to use Microsoft Office Suite, demonstrate good research ability and have the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. 


Salary range for Interns is $14.89 - $18.11 per hour.  The hours will vary depending on the internship.  The internship will last approximately 12 weeks and the start date is flexible depending on the student’s availability. 


Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application at https://www.calopps.org/city-of-burlingame.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  First review of applications will be March 26, 2018.


The applications will be screened and a limited number of applicants possessing the most relevant qualifications will be accepted to participate in an oral interview.  Recommendations for appointment to the position will be based on the results of the oral interviews.  Prior to appointment, fingerprinting for submission to the Department of Justice must be completed with favorable results.


Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 Paid Sick Leave Benefit. This benefit accrues at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked to a maximum benefit of 24 hours per year. There is no cash value associated with benefit. No other benefits are offered. This position is at will and is not part of the City's Civil Service System. There is no guarantee of hours and employment may end at any time.

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