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18 Internship Positions - City of San Jose

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  • Marian Duran
    Best of Luck!   Position and Duties SALARY INFORMATION Unpaid Student Intern - $0/hr (Volunteer) Student Intern Salary Range - $10.73 - $15.87/hr
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      Best of Luck!
       
      Position and Duties
      SALARY INFORMATION

      Unpaid Student Intern - $0/hr (Volunteer)
      Student Intern Salary Range - $10.73 - $15.87/hr (unbenefitted)
      Graduate Student Intern Salary Range - $14.38 - $21.26/hr (unbenefitted)

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      The City of San Jose wants YOU to be an INTERN!  We are looking for talented, diverse, innovative future professionals of all ages and fields who are eager to work in a public sector setting.

      The City of San José Internship program is designed to help students gain professional public sector work experience pertaining to their academic area of interest and/or study.

      This is an exceptional opportunity to build networking, communication and analytical skills. In addition, internships at the City of San José are project-based and can help steer students into a possible career direction.  Supervisors guide Interns by training and mentoring them through their valuable internship experience.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

      UNDERGRADAUTE STUDENT INTERN:  Any combination equivalent to completion of high school and current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program.

      GRADUATE STUDENT INTERN:  Any combination of training and experience equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree and current enrollment in a Master's degree program from an accredited college or university.

      LICENSE(S):  Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the state of California may be required in performing job duties.

      APPLICATION PROCESS

      To be considered for any of the Student Internship opportunities you must APPLY ONLINE.  During the online application process, you will be prompted to answer questions indicating which position/s you are interested in applying to (see Intern Req. #).  You must include a resume, complete the Education/Work History section of the application and answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for these positions or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. 

      Please review each internship description below for any additional information including education requirements, hours and whether the internship opportunity is paid or unpaid. 


      Contact Information
      If you have any questions, contact Holly Miller at Holly.Miller@....


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      Intern Req.: 1
      DEPARTMENT:  Transportation
      DIVISION: Transportation Planning & Project Delivery
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: approx. December 1, 2009 through June 2009 - with possibility of extending
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15-20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: $14-$18 per hour, depending on education and experience

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The City of San José's Department of Transportation (DOT) includes nearly 500 employees dedicated to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining transportation and parking facilities and programs in San José.

      ABOUT THE POSITION

      Seeking undergraduate or graduate student for this part-time position; intern will report to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program manager and focus on the following projects:
      * Manage and Administer program Website - create new content; post regular meeting and event info; administer existing content
      * Manage and Coordinate Citywide Bike Parking Program - Conduct field surveys to identify appropriate locations for bike rack installation; coordinate rack installation with DOT crews; administer grants; assist with expansion of citywide Bike Parking Program
      *  Miscellaneous Small Projects

      KEY SKILLS & EDUCATION

      Experience with and knowledge of web page design using Dreamweaver CS software; ability to work independently, manage projects and budgets, meet project deadlines; effective verbal and written communication skills.

      WORK SCHEDULE AND ENVIRONMENT

      Flexible schedule, 15-20 hours per week; business casual environment; half of work will be in the field, half in the office.

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      Intern Req.: 2
      DEPARTMENT:  General Services
      DIVISION: Facility Management - Citywide
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning January 5, 2009 through June 30, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Unpaid

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      This position would provide support to the General Service - Citywide Facility Management Division.  This Division provides facility maintenance and improvement services for over 300 City buildings.  In order to accomplish this, services need to be both in-sourced as well as outsourced.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      The successful intern will be part of Facility Management team of professionals in various building trade disciplines.  We are the 2nd largest governmental Facility Management organization in terms of area maintained in the Santa Clara County.  Our Division covers a full compliment facility maintenance and services that the intern may be exposed to.  Directly we plan to use the intern to work with City administrative processes needed to execute facility-related work, gain an understanding of a City maintenance operation, and introduce the successful individual to performance-based budgeting tools and methods.  This assignment would be a great opportunity to work with facility professionals and interact with key City staff at all levels of the organization.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Perform several duties that contribute to the execution of facility maintenance and services.  Some duties may be linked to the Division performance-based budgeting efforts.
      *  Assist with the inventorying of new City facilities
      *  Assist with outsourced contract administration
      *  Inspect and validate that facility maintenance and services have been completed
      *  Assist with other City administrative duties related to procurement of facility services
      *  Perform facility condition assessment under direct supervision
      *  Provide field investigations for various facility issues

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Preference for a graduate student earning a degree in architecture, engineering, or any administrative field.


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      Intern Req.: 3
      DEPARTMENT:  Environmental Services
      DIVISION: Watershed Protection
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 6 months with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK:  20-30, plus weekend and evening work on occasion
      COMPENSATION:  Student Intern $10.34/hr or Graduate Student Intern $14.38/hr

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The mission of the Environmental Services Department is to work with the community to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment for future generations.  The department¿s vision is that San José thrives as a sustainable city.  The department provides services for wastewater management, garbage and recycling, drinking and recycled water, and watershed protection, in addition to collaborating with other departments on a variety of environmental initiatives.  

      The Watershed Protection Division provides services that support the City's efforts to protect water quality in local creeks and in the Bay.  Key functions of the division include Environmental Enforcement, Pollution Prevention, Stormwater Management, and Laboratory Services.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      We are looking for 2-3 interns who will gain hands on experience working on projects and programs to protect our local waterways and the San Francisco Bay.  Interns will also have opportunities to work directly with the community and other City staff, providing information about the impacts daily activities can have on the environment and encouraging behavior change. 

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Assists with the following:
      *  Drafting Stormwater Pollution Protection Plans (SWPPPs) for parks and fire stations, assembling key SWPPP related documents;
      *  Assessing and organizing data on catch basin cleaning activities;
      *  Analyzing and preparing briefings or fact sheets on key water quality issues and the impacts of potential pollutants on the environment
      *  Coordinating and staffing outreach events, including mercury fever thermometer exchanges.
      *  Assisting with other related work.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Environmental/biological science or engineering concentration with an interest in storm water and/or water quality is preferred but not required. 


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      Intern Req.: 4
      DEPARTMENT:  General Services
      DIVISION: Strategic Support
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning January 5, 2009 through March 31, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: unpaid.

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      As an intern in the Strategic Support division of the General Services Department (GS), you will be part of the team that supports Budget Management for the General Services Department. Emphasis would be on assisting the Facilities Management Division Analyst, but the assignment would also include working directly with other GS Analysts, GS Account Clerks, as well as interaction with employees in other City departments such as Finance.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain valuable experience in a variety of database applications, and budget processes apply general skills such as time management and customer service, and gain familiarity with City processes and policies. 

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Support the Strategic Support and Facilities Management Divisions of General Services through the following activities:
      *  Assist in preparation of monthly budget tracking spreadsheets using FMS (the City¿s Financial Management System) and Excel.  Gather data, analyze, and complete transactions for journal vouchers (transferring charges to correct charge codes).  
      *  Gain experience in Contract management through monitoring and tracking invoices for some contracts. Work with Analyst as well as Trades Supervisors and Buyers to complete encumbrance adjustments for Open Purchase Order contracts.
      *  Create/update files for GS policies/procedure handbook (e.g. procedure for journal vouchers and encumbrance adjustments).
      *  Accompany Analyst to various meetings to gain knowledge of City processes.
      *  Utilize and improve computer skills in Word, Excel, FMS, PeopleSoft, and PowerPoint.

      EDUCATION
      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  

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      Intern Req.: 5
      DEPARTMENT:  Environmental Services Department
      DIVISION:  Technical Support Services
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT:  3-6 months is recommended with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK:  10-15 hours per week
      COMPENSATION:  Student Intern $13.00 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The Environmental Services Department works with the community to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment for future generations.  The City's Water Pollution Control Plant (Plant), located on the southern tip of the SF Bay Area near Alviso, treats wastewater for over 1.5 million people that live and work in a 300 square mile area covering most of Santa Clara Valley.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain real-world Civil Engineering experience by getting exposure to projects that improve the Plant's infrastructure.  You will interact closely with Capital Improvement Program project managers and Document Control Program staff.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Key Responsibilities:
      *  Conduct surveys and compile data for design purposes.
      *  Perform Engineering calculations.
      *  Coordinate with project consultants and vendors.
      *  Work with Plant Maintenance and Operations Staff.
      *  Assist Document Control Staff.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Preference for a student earning a Civil Engineering degree.


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      Intern Req.: 6
      Engineering Intern  (Wastewater Treatment Process Engineering)
      DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
      DIVISION: Technical Services
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning January 5, 2009 through June 30, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Student Intern - 10.34 - 15.30 hourly or Graduate Student Intern - 13.86 - 20.49 hourly

      Key Responsibilities

      *  Assist the Process Engineering staff in conducting field investigations and testing of wastewater treatment process equipment
      *  Assist the Process Engineering staff in conducting bench scale and pilot studies
      *  Assist the Process Engineering staff in performing mathematical modeling
      *  Perform data entry, data manipulation, data analysis, and report writing
      *  Review engineering drawing
      *  Provide help in projects administration

      Desirable Qualifications
      *  Proficiency in Excel, Access
      *  Coursework in hydraulics, statistics, and chemistry
      *  Ability to read plan drawings
      *  VBA Programming Skills
      *  C++ Programming
      *  Excellent written and oral communications skills

      Education:  Prefer student in sophomore year or higher in the field of Civil, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Current enrollment in an accredited college or university required.


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      Intern Req.: 7
      DEPARTMENT:  Transportation
      DIVISION: Transportation Operations and Parking
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning November, 2008 through June 30, 2009 (with option to extend)
      HOURS PER WEEK: On average, 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Graduate Student Intern $14.38/hr; Student Intern $10.34/hr

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      This position is in part of the Transportation Operations Division which devoted to moving vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians safely and efficiently through the city of San Jose. 

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain exposure to the application of GIS for asset management, staff and system operations, and project planning and management.  You will also gain the benefits of professional training and interaction with City staff at various assignment levels and job expertise.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Work on a variety of GIS projects related to Transportation Operations:
      *  Create and maintain web-based GIS applications
      *  Create maps and GIS datasets for specific projects
      *  Learn operational and business functions of the department
      *  Work with staff to increase knowledge and use of GIS to support work flows
      *  Present learning objectives and outcomes of internship to management staff

      EDUCATION

      Preference is for a graduate level student; however, upper division students or students currently enrolled in a certificate program are possible considerations.


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      Intern Req.: 8
      DEPARTMENT:  Public Works
      DIVISION: Engineering Services
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Student Intern $10.73 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      We plan, design and construct public facilities and infrastructure systems to enhance the quality of life for the residents of San Jose.  The Engineering Services Division provides technical resources such as construction management, inspection for capital and non-capital civil engineering projects, Underground Service Alert locating, survey, and materials testing.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain practical experience and exposure to civil engineering construction related work in the public right-of-way.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Manage a variety of special projects related to the City¿s Public Sector Career Initiative.
      * Provide direct support to project managers / inspection staff.
      * Create Word / Excel documents.
      * Project filing, faxing, copying, receipt and delivery of drawings, and other related documents.
      * Attend meetings.
      * Assist with the review of site documents and project reviews.
      * Identify and locate City facilities following USA North protocols.

      EDUCATION
      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required. 

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      Intern Req.: 9
      DEPARTMENT:  Public Works
      DIVISION:  City Facilities Architectural Services
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: Beginning January 2009 through June 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION FOR STUDENT INTERN: Salary Range $10.73/hr. - $15.87hr, Unbenefited

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      This intern position is with the Landscape Architecture Section of the City Facilities Architectural Services Division in the Department of Public Works devoted to the implementation of park improvement projects.  Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services are the primary Client Department, providing the project funding and community outreach.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain level exposure to the breadth of local government work while developing a philosophical understanding of organizational development related to talent management.  You will also enjoy the benefits of professional training and interaction to key City staff at all levels and areas of expertise.


      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Participate and provide support in the following tasks related to a variety of landscape capital improvement and renovation projects for the City¿s parks and recreation program:
      *  Design and project management
      *  Organizing, filing, distribution and archiving of plans and documents
      *  Graphics, AutoCAD and/or PowerPoint presentations
      *  Review construction material and product submittals
      *  Special technical projects, reports and research, etc.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in a undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Preference for students majoring in civil engineering or city/urban, regional planning.

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      Intern Req.: 10
      DEPARTMENT:  Public Works Department
      DIVISION: City Facilities Architectural Services Division
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 12 months with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 10-25 flexible around student¿s schedule
      COMPENSATION:  Paid $15.00 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The City Facilities Architectural Services Division of Public Works is responsible for the management, design and inspection of municipal building, park and related projects.   This division is currently engaged in the design and construction of multiple new building projects for the Fire, Library, Parks and Police departments of San Jose. 

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      Student interns will be given hands on experience working side by side with professional engineers and architects managing medium to large construction projects.  Interns will be able to see how engineering and design plans get translated in to built products and learn the processes that make this possible.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Primary function will be construction management support: submittal logs, contract and change order processing, project filing, communication with contractors, etc.
      Remainder of time will be spent on:
      *  Project management support- reviewing plans and specifications
      *  AutoCAD drawing support, etc
      *  Special projects- creation of punch lists, performing back-check and field verification, project research, etc.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program- landscape architecture or civil engineering major or educational concentration is required.


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      Intern Req.: 11
      DEPARTMENT:  Public Works
      DIVISION: City Facilities Architectural Services Division
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 4 months with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 10-20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION:  Student Intern $10.34/hr

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      Within the City Facilities Architectural Services Division (CFAS) is a group of dynamic individuals responsible for the latest innovations in Parks, Libraries, Community Centers, Fire Stations and everything in between.  The majority of our projects are in the million dollar range!

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      This intern position is part of a small team called `Trails¿ with the CFAS division.  We work on a large array of projects from small play areas, to miles of trails to large parks (up to 10 acres) to hazardous waste facilities and more.  Come be a part of this fun fast paced environment and help shape this City. 

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      *  Work on a variety of projects with the Trail team in the CFAS division.
      *  Construction management support (submittal logs, contract and change order processing, project filing, communications with contractors, etc.)
      *  Project management support (reviewing plans and specifications, AutoCAD drawing support, etc.)
      *  Special projects (adapting current City standard landscape specifications to CSI format, project research, etc.)

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Preferred major shall be Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering.


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      Intern Req.: 12
      DEPARTMENT:  Investment, Retirement Services
      DIVISION: Investments
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: Flexible dates - with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: To be determined
      COMPENSATION: $14.38 - $21.26/hour

      ABOUT THE POSITION

      This position is part of the Investment team responsible for managing the investments of two pension plans with roughly 4.5 Billion in assets under management.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain high level exposure to the breadth of investment work from asset allocation to manager evaluation and every aspect of investment management in between.  You will also enjoy the benefits of professional training and interaction with key City staff at all levels and areas of expertise.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      The Intern will report to the Chief Investment Officer and will be involved in a variety of Investment projects: 

      *  Asset allocation: guide the investment consultants in performing the asset liability studies;
      Review and recommend changes to the Pension Plan Investment Structure: Calculate risk budgeting analytics for risk decomposition and performance attribution
      *  Suggest a framework for our alternative investment program
      *  Develop a tactical asset allocation program
      Provide guidance regarding the selection and monitoring of investment managers

      EDUCATION
      Current enrollment in an accredited graduate or PhD program is required. 

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      Intern Req.: 13
      DEPARTMENT:  General Services
      DIVISION: Facility Management - Citywide
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning January 5, 2009 through June 30, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Student Intern $10.34 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      This position would provide support to the General Service ¿ Citywide Facility Management Division.  This Division provides facility maintenance and improvement services for over 300 City buildings.  In order to accomplish this, services need to be both in-sourced as well as outsourced.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      The successful intern would be part of Facility Management team of professionals in various building trade disciplines.  We are the 2nd largest governmental Facility Management organization in terms of area maintained in the Santa Clara County.  Our Division covers a full compliment facility maintenance and services that the intern may be exposed to.  Directly we plan to use the intern to work with City administrative processes needed to execute facility-related work, gain an understanding of a City maintenance operation, and introduce the successful individual to performance-based budgeting tools and methods.  This assignment would be a great opportunity to work with facility professionals and interact with key City staff at all levels of the organization.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Perform several duties that contribute to the execution of facility maintenance and services.  Some duties may be linked to the Division performance-based budgeting efforts.
      *  Assist with the inventorying of new City facilities
      *  Assist with outsourced contract administration
      *  Inspect and validate that facility maintenance and services have been completed
      *  Assist with other City administrative duties related to procurement of facility services
      *  Perform facility condition assessment under direct supervision
      *  Provide field investigations for various facility issues

      EDUCATION

      Preference for a graduate student earning a degree in architecture, engineering, or any administrative field.


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      Intern Req.: 14
      DEPARTMENT:  Fire Department
      DIVISION: Fiscal, Bureau of Administrative Services
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: beginning January 5, 2009 through June 30, 2009- with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 15- 20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION:
      Student Intern $10.34/hr

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The San José Fire Department's (SJFD) core mission is to serve the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response. This position will be part of the SJFD¿s Fiscal Unit, responsible for processing of accounts payable.  The Unit is responsible for ensuring proper disbursement of City funds and reporting line operations by thorough, timely processing of payment transactions.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain exposure to City and Department fiscal operations.  Specifically, you will get hands on experience with specific assignment area of increasing levels of responsibilities, that will be beneficial to a career in accounting or financial management.  You will also enjoy the benefits of professional training and interaction to key City staff at all levels and areas of expertise.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Provide critical support to Accounts Payable processing, specific duties to include:
      *  Intake processing: receive, review, log and distribute invoices.
      *  Transactions processing: review invoices, ensure appropriate back up and coordinate with appropriate personnel.
      *  Coordinate Processing for payments: system entries, completion of packets for submission to the Finance Department.
      *  Perform other duties as assigned, including:
      *  Processing cash vouchers and assisting in recording bike money revenues.
      *  Assist with processing outstanding training and travel expenses before fiscal year-end.
      *  Assist Accounting Technician with accounts receivables.
      *  Maintaining files in accordance with Department procedures.
      *  Assisting Accounting Staff with workload to meet due dates.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate, preferably accounting of finance as field of specialization.

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      Intern Req.: 15
      DEPARTMENT:  Office of the City Auditor
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: Summer 2009
      HOURS PER WEEK:  Varies (generally 20- 40 hours per week)
      COMPENSATION: Graduate Student Intern: $14.38 ¿ $21.26 per hour
      Undergraduate Student Intern: $10.73 ¿ $15.87 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The mission of the Office of the City Auditor is to independently assess and report on City operations and services.  To fulfill this mission, we conduct audit assignments that identify ways to increase the economy, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of City government, and provide independent, reliable, accurate, and timely information to the City Council, the general public, and other stakeholders.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      As an intern, you will gain exposure to the breadth of local government work while helping the City Auditor in achieving its critically important mission.  If you have a desire to make an impact in our City, and see the results of your work, have a natural curiosity, and have strong analytical and communication skills, you are the type of candidate we are interested in hiring.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      The Office of the City Auditor offers internship and special project opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.  Interns work with higher-level auditors and assist them by conducting specific audit tests and providing support for complex audit procedures.  Interns may be involved in several small projects or one large assignment over the course of an internship.  Interns could engage in performance audits, or special audits/investigations:
      *  Performance Audits
      *  Performance audits vary dramatically in both size and scope and may include determining whether a program is operating in the most economical and efficient manner possible; assessing whether the program is meeting its stated goals and objectives; and testing for compliance with laws and regulations.
      *  Special Audits and Investigations
      *  Special Audits and Investigations are limited in scope.  These audits are intended to determine the accuracy of information provided to the City Council, the costs and consequences of recommendations made to the Council and other information concerning the performance of City departments, offices or agencies as requested by the City Council.
      *  Interns may also provide independent data collection and analysis.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Applicants should demonstrate aptitude in analytical and administrative work.


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      Intern Req.: 16
      DEPARTMENT:  Public Works Department
      DIVISION: City Facilities Architectural Division
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: 6-9 months with option to extend
      HOURS PER WEEK: 10-25 flexible around student¿s schedule
      COMPENSATION: choose one: Paid approx $15 per hour

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      Within the City Facilities Architectural Services Division (CFAS) is a group of dynamic individuals responsible for the latest innovations in Parks, Libraries, Community Centers, Fire Stations and everything in between.  The majority of our projects are in the million dollar range.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      This intern position is part of a small team called `Trails¿ with the CFAS division.  We work on a large array of projects from small play areas, to miles of trails to large parks (up to 10 acres) to hazardous waste facilities and more.  Come be a part of this fun fast paced environment and help shape this City. 

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      Primary function will be construction management support: submittal logs, contract and change order processing, project filing, communication with contractors, etc. Remainder of time will be spent on:
      *  Project management support- reviewing plans and specifications
      *  AutoCAD drawing support, etc
      *  Special projects- adapting current City standard landscape specifications to CSI format, project research, etc.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program- landscape architecture or civil engineering major or educational concentration is required.


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      Intern Req.: 17
      DEPARTMENT:  City Manager¿s Office/Office of Economic Development
      DIVISION: Office of Cultural Affairs
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: January 5, 2009 ¿ June 30, 2009
      HOURS PER WEEK:  15-20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Unpaid, Volunteer

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is the City of San Jose's lead agency for supporting and promoting the development of a rich arts and cultural environment the City.  OCA programs include grants to arts organizations and festival producers, arts education, public art and special events.

      WHY INTERN WITH US?

      Get an insider¿s look at how the City meets the challenge of supporting cultural vitality in a large and diverse community. Receive hands-on exposure to public-sector grant-making by working with staff on OCA¿s annual arts grant programs.  Participate in the development of a new arts education strategic plan involving OCA, the parks department, the public library, and a variety of community and school partners.

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION & OUTCOMES

      The intern will work with OCA staff on at least two grant programs, as follows:
      *  Intake and processing of grant applications
      *  Preparation of materials for grant review panels
      *  Support for review panel meetings
      *  Research and communication with grant applicants

      The intern will also work with OCA staff on the arts education strategic planning initiative, as follows:
      *  Surveys and other forms of data collection
      *  Meeting and interview support, including scheduling and other support
      *  Support for the Arts Express program

      The successful intern will have obtained a working understanding of the steps involved in reaching sound arts grant-making decisions in the public sector, as well as significant insight into public agency planning of a substantive issue.

      EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in an accredited college or university in undergraduate or graduate program is required.  Juniors/seniors or grad students with an interest in grants/arts administration or arts education preferred. Database skills or an interest and affinity for quick learning will be very helpful.


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      Intern Req.: 18
      DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources
      DIVISION: Workforce R&D
      TERM OF ASSIGNMENT: approx. January 1, 2009 through June 2009
      HOURS PER WEEK: 10-20 hours per week
      COMPENSATION: Unpaid, Volunteer

      ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

      The City of San José¿s Workforce R&D division is dedicated to developing and sustaining programs with regional educational and professional partners, building an asset-based approach to diversity, and accelerating the professional development of current City of San Jose colleagues.

      ABOUT THE POSITION
      Gain experience in the field of Graphics Design by assisting to put together and design Workforce R&D intranet webpage
      *  Flexible work hours
      *  Miscellaneous Small Projects

      KEY SKILLS & EDUCATION

      Experience with and knowledge of web page design using Dreamweaver CS software; ability to work independently, manage projects, meet project deadlines; effective verbal and written communication skills.

      WORK SCHEDULE AND ENVIRONMENT

      Flexible schedule, 10-20 hours per week; business casual environment; work will be in the office.

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