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Student Intern - General Application, Fall 2019
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City Of San Antonio, TX | San Antonio, TX
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Job Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, is assigned to a City Department to assist in general administrative functions for the purpose of developing a working knowledge of a targeted area in municipal government. Performs internship duties in accordance with benchmarked professional positions. Level of duties performed depends on type of program and degree program the student is enrolled in. Exercises no supervision.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

If you would like to request an internship with the City, complete a General Internship application. An application must be submitted for each semester during which you are interested in interning. As part of this application, you can request either a paid or unpaid internship and also indicate the department(s) you are interested in working with. Eligible applications will be forwarded to the requested hiring department(s) for consideration. If a department is able to host an intern, a hiring manager from the department will schedule interviews with selected applicants.

Essential Job Functions

* Learns about area of career interest by observing and assisting professionals in the assigned department where work will be performed.

* May assist in the coordination, administration and/or monitoring of specific programs.

* May assist with collecting and organizing data for research.

* May assist with performing analysis and prepare data for reports.

* May suggest solutions to existing problems and discuss recommendations with administrative personnel.

* Assists with special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Student Intern I:

* Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

* Must be enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited Associate's Degree program, vocational or technical school, with the first year of the program completed.

Student Intern II:

* Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

* Must be enrolled in U.S. Department of Education accredited undergraduate degree program.

Student Intern III:

* Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

* Must be enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited graduate or post graduate degree program.


A resume is required and must be attached to your online application.


Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment, but may vary depending on assignment.


* Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
* Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
* If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Effective interpersonal skills.

* Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing rudimentary software.

* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

* Ability to gather information for reports.

* Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.