Summer Intern

3 Positions Available
City Administration
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$15.34-$18.66 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


501 Primrose Road Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame is accepting applications for Summer Interns


Our diverse family of employees welcomes you to apply. We are a small city that gets a lot done, and each member of our team is vital to our success as an organization.

We recently asked our employees what they enjoyed most about working for the City of Burlingame, and their responses fell into five general categories:

  • Colleagues
  • Community
  • Location
  • The Work
  • The Benefits

Browse the Burlingame Welcome Brochure for more information about why employees love  working here: 

Welcome Brochure 



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.    

Ideal Candidate

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. 



  • City Clerk & City Attorney: The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, Microsoft excel trained,  and able to quickly sort through documents pulling out key information.  The candidate will be working on organizing and inventorying records in the City Clerk and City Attorney’s Office into an easily searchable form.  The candidate will have to understand the retention schedule and apply it to the City’s records.  Additionally, the candidate will be asked to formulate a policy for the future storage of records. 
  • Parks and Recreation: The ideal candidate will have a background in community involvement, experience program planning for a variety of ages, an interest in Parks, or knowledge of special event planning. 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 – Engineering Division: The ideal candidate will have a background in civil engineering, including college coursework at the undergraduate level.  Potential duties include: conducting field assessments of the condition of public infrastructure, updating GIS as-built database, assisting project engineers with administrative or technical tasks, preparing maps with Google Earth, and investigating public complaints.



Salary range for Interns is $15.34 - $18.66 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. 



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.

Special Instructions


This recruitment is open until filled, however, it will automatically close upon receipt of the first 100 applications, whichever occurs first.

Interested candidates must submit a completed online employment application. Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process. Your responses will be reviewed for appropriate grammar, punctuation, and content. Resumes are highly desirable, but a resume in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted.  


First review of applications will be April 19, 2019.





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.  


Note: The City of Burlingame reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.




Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to:  

  • pass a fingerprint check submitted to the Department of Justice
  • comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire


The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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