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The following are unpaid internships available at the City of Sacramento.

Department of Human Resources

City of Sacramento Social Media and Communications Internship

City of Sacramento Department of Human Resources, Volunteer Program seeks an unpaid intern or volunteer for 10-15 hours per week for a semester(flexible scheduling is available).  Start date would be Fall 2015 . Duties include assisting with and coordinating social media and communications for the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. This position will offer a student the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: managing and engaging in a variety of social media platforms, drafting a consistent schedule of content for various social media channels, photographing events and posting to media, attending outreach events, and writing and editing newsletter content. Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), utilize creative writing skills, be self-motived and comfortable with multi-tasking, and enjoy meeting people and sharing information. Communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism experience with some graphic design and photography experience are preferred. If interested please contact Mary Lynn Perry at  or call (916) 808-8317. To be considered, please provide a resume, three references, and a writing sample.


District 5 is hiring an unpaid intern to assist with community outreach efforts, staffing the office, and other projects and activities. The intern will gain valuable work experience. Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.
Under the direction of the District Director, the intern will perform the following duties:
• General administrative tasks
• Answer and respond to constituent calls
• Maintain various data bases, sort and process mail
• Assist staff on specific topics or projects
• Attend community meetings & meetings
• Outreach to underserved communities
• Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
• Must be able to work 10-15 hrs per week. Scheduling is flexible.
• Have an interest in city government and public service.
• Possess excellent customer service skills, strong oral & written communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office & social media navigation tools.
• Ability to work in fast passed environments.
• Must provide own transportation. Parking will be provided.
Additional Skills Desired
• Bilingual in Spanish/English
• District 5 resident strongly preferred
Please note: there is no age limit. If a student is looking for a long-term internship that will fall in line with academic requirements, we are glad to work with the student and their campus, as needed. 
 To apply, submit cover letter and resume to:
Zelia Gonzales/Intern Coordinator:

Crocker Art Museum

Studio Experiences Internship

Crocker’s Studio Experiences program seeks to provide people with experiences that are compatible with their intellectual, social and aesthetic maturity. Interns provide valuable support in achieving this goal. The intern will assist the Manager of Studio Experiences with the Studio Experience program by serving as a community liaison for the museum, assisting with the implementation of studio art classes, and more. This is an opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, learn about museum operations, increase organizational skills and much more. Applicants must be completing or have recently completed a degree in Studio Art or Art History or have a comprehensive background in these subject areas and must be comfortable interacting with the public. This position runs from January 18 – May 25, June 20 – August 15, 2014 or both. For questions about the internship please contact Emma Moore at 916-808-1961 or To apply, submit your completed application package to Stephanie Longoria, Volunteer Coordinator, at Download the intern application at or contact Stephanie Longoria at (916) 808-8356 to receive one by mail.

Information Technology Geographic Information Systems Internship

The Central GIS Unit is offering student internships (unpaid) to assist with data updates, mapping projects, rectifying historical aerial photos, and other GIS data maintenance activities.  The internship is always open for submitting resumes and letters of interest and is filled based on current available need, project workload and City GIS staff to assist.  Obtain quality training and mentorship to build skills in data collection, field experience, data maintenance, and quality control for GIS data that is used throughout the City.  Qualifications: Fundamental knowledge of GIS and ESRI products preferable.   Enrollment in the GIS certification program a plus. This is currently an unpaid internship.  Contact a college advisor or department for the fulfillment of an Internship requirement.  Minimum commitment:  10 hours minimum/week, preferable 20+/week.  Prefer a regular schedule to be maintained throughout the duration of the internship. Please contact Nathan Jennings at 916-808-7857 or email: for more information.  Nathan is also an adjunct staff at American River College and Sacramento City College. 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) Internships

Seeks interns or volunteers to assist with its various programs, including:

Art in Public Places — Provides visual art experiences in public locations through the production of temporary and permanent works of art in public places and rotating exhibitions at the Robert T. Matsui Gallery (at City Hall) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility Gallery.  A volunteer docent or tour guide program provides tours and presentations to the general public, community organizations, and students.

Grants and Cultural Programs — This program oversees the distribution of County and City funds to arts organizations in Sacramento, and cultivates professional development and stabilization of artists and arts groups.

Arts Education — Provides professional development to teaching artists, and produces arts education programs in Sacramento schools, social institutions, and other community organizations.

The work schedule and timeframe are flexible. SMAC’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the website at or call 916-808-3992. If interested, please email a resume to:


About the Internship

The Mayoral Internship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic, visionary and high profile Mayor's Offices in the country. Interns support both policy teams and operating teams.

Interns will be based in the Mayor’s Office and must commit to at least 40 hours a week for 8 weeks during the summer and 15 hours per week for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring.


  • Currently enrolled in a college or graduate program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Top Candidates Possess:

  • Strong interest in public service/public policy
  • Demonstrated record of achievement
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting
  • Strong computer proficiency

To Apply

For the latest information, contact the Mayor's Office:  916-808-5300