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2023 Summer Planning Intern (9910)

Recruitment: RTF0129755-01153575

Published: December 16, 2022


Michael Eng -
Ya Jian Feng -

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Department: City Planning
Job class: 9910-Public Service Trainee
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Summer Internship
The San Francisco Planning Department is currently looking for twelve (12) bright and enthusiastic interns to work full-time with staff on a variety of planning projects this summer.

Appointment Type
Temporary Exempt (TEX).  TEX position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.  

The duration of this internship is June 5, 2023 thru August 25, 2023.   Upon completing the internship, there is no implied offer of extension.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening - December 16, 2022
  • Application Deadline - January 27, 2023, 11:59 PM PST
  • Recruitment ID - RTF0129755-01153575
  • Compensation - $31.69/hour
  • Analyst - Zoey Feng

The Department
The San Francisco Planning Department (CPC) plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City. The Department works with other City agencies and the community to help achieve great planning for a great city.   

Our Mission
The mission of the San Francisco Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and the region by: generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code. 

Our Racial and Social Equity Vision 
The Department’s racial and social equity vision is:  

  • We envision inclusive neighborhoods that provide all with the opportunity to lead fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy lives. We envision a city where public life and public spaces reflect the past, present and future of San Franciscans. We envision a city where a person’s race does not determine their lives’ prospects and success.  
  • We envision an inclusive Planning Department and Commissions that represent and engage the communities we serve. We envision a Department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in both internal operations and external Planning work. Together, we are reimagining what the Planning field is and can be – inclusive, diverse and one that centers racial and social equity both as a practice and as an indicator of success.  
  • In order to achieve this broader city vision, we must do our part and address racial and social equity within the Planning Department’s policies and practices.  

Role description

The San Francisco Planning Department is currently looking for twelve (12) bright and enthusiastic interns to work full-time with staff on a variety of planning projects this summer (June 5, 2023 thru August 25, 2023). This will be a rewarding and valuable experience for those interested in the planning field and desire introductory work experience or college credit. Interns will conduct research, collect, and analyze data, and prepare draft documents for planning work related to housing, historic and cultural resources, social and racial equity, community engagement, urban design, climate change, and many other issues.


  • SF Citywide Cultural Resources Survey (two positions)
  • Preservation Equity (Mills Act and Landmark Designation) Audit
  • Historic Resource Findings Audit
  • Sunset District Community Development
  • Equity Library:  Tools and Resources for Staff Development
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • SF Young Planners Program
  • Housing Element Implementation and Rezoning
  • Shared Spaces Equity Projects
  • Storytelling - Area Plan Capital Projects
  • Outreach for Transportation Policy and Planning Projects

For complete description of the available internships, please visit: 

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled in an accredited university or a community college in the following related field: city, regional, or urban planning, or a closely related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, geography, urban studies, public administration, historical preservation, or environmental studies.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Falsifying one's education training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

What else should I know?

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

How to Apply:

Part I - Online Application

To be considered, please submit a SmartRecruiters application and attach to your application:

  • An updated resume

Part II - Supplemental Questionnaire

After you have submitted your online application, please complete the Supplemental Questionnaire here.

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

For additional information about the application process, please visit this video as this will walk you through the process of filling out a job application on the City and County of San Francisco's new job application portal, SmartRecruiters.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Zoey Feng, by telephone at 628-652-7628, or by email at

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.