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2023 Summer College Intern - SFO (9920)

Recruitment: RTF0132753-01107929

Published: March 16, 2023


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Department: San Francisco International Airport
Job class: 9920-Public Service Aide - Assistant To Professionals
Pay range: $23.9625/hr - $23.9625/hr
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Intern


San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco (CCSF), has approximately 1,700 CCSF employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, Care, and Equity. Learn more about careers at SFO.

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Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
  • Compensation Range: $23.9625 Hourly

Role description

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has unique internship programs and hosts interns year-round.  Interns will work part-time, up to 32 hours per week for eight weeks.  Interns work directly with an SFO Mentor who will supervise daily tasks and larger-scale projects. This year, SFO is offering internship opportunities in the following areas:

Airside Operations: As an Airside Operations Intern, you will learn about the responsibility of the Airside Operations department within the broader scope of airport operations. Throughout this 8-week program, you will gain hands-on experience with Airfield Safety Officers, such as opening and closing runways and taxiways, providing vehicle escorts, and responding to incidents throughout the airfield. The Airside Operations Intern will gain an understanding of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 and Part 1592 compliance as well as construction planning and logistics. You will also gain firsthand knowledge of the airport's wildlife mitigation program and airport-issued Notice to Airmen or Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs). In addition, this internship provides an opportunity to learn about how Airside Operations interacts with other airport departments to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public.

Aviation Security: As an Aviation Security Intern, you will be part of a team and learn about our daily operation, ensuring the Airport's Federal Regulatory Compliance. The Aviation Security Intern will gain hands-on experience with construction projects and planning and conducting an Aviation Security Tabletop Exercise in which multiple agencies participate. In addition, this internship provides an opportunity to participate in planning and hosting multi-agency meetings hosted by Aviation Security.  In addition, you will be able to assist in the Administrative duties such as updating, formatting, and maintaining the Airport Security Program. You will receive training in, and help with invoice processing, purchase order management/reconciliation, routing of confidential documents, and much more!

Marketing & Communications: No two days are ever the same in the MarComm department with responsibilities that run the gamut from corporate and internal communications to marketing campaigns to project management. You’ll work side-by-side with SFO’s Marketing & Communications team in a fast paced and fun environment, allowing you the opportunity to grow your experience, hone your understanding, and apply your skills to real-time, meaningful projects and assignments.
The MarComm intern will complete a project that supports SFO, but that is tailored around personal interests and skills. Past projects have included: producing an episode of Inside SFO, writing a social media strategy paper, developing new sections of, and developing a video script and shot list.  Projects and assignments can include: writing articles, conducting interviews, taking pictures, shooting video, posting content on websites and social media, interpreting marketing and social media analytics.  To succeed the intern must have excellent communications skills, strong writing skills, an attention to detail, and familiarity with social media, photography and video production, web development and design. Creative and willing to learn.

Safety and Heath: As a Safety and Health intern, you will assist in performing site visits and maintaining safety supplies and equipment; meeting with employees to follow-up on safety concerns; maintaining various databases, monitoring appointments, and safety data sheets; assisting with the coordination of safety and health training programs; reviewing and updating training content and employee training files; participating in ergonomic assessments; conducting basic safety inspections; assisting in the ordering and tracking of safety purchases; assisting with industrial hygiene monitoring; and performing other duties as required.


  • The SFO Summer College Internship is part-time, up to 32 hours per week.
  • The internship runs from June 26, 2023 - August 18, 2023 (total of 8 weeks).
  • Housing is not provided, and we do not currently offer any housing resources or housing search support.

How to qualify

  • Summer College Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or graduate degree program for Fall 2023; AND
  • Have completed at least two (2) years of college; equivalent to 60 credit units or 90 quarter units

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail with a commitment to consistently deliver excellent quality work
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

**Important Information: Instructions to Apply**

  1. Complete the job application on SmartRecruiters by clicking on “I’m interested” and completing all sections.
  2. Attach a resume - Upload in the "Resume" section.
  3. Attach unofficial college transcripts - On "Preliminary questions," upload under "Additional attachments.”
  4. Attach Letter(s) of Recommendation (optional) - On "Preliminary questions," upload under "Additional attachments." 
  5. Only individuals who submit a completed job application with an uploaded resume and unofficial college transcripts at the time of application submission will be considered.
  6. Qualified candidates will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted for further consideration in the internship program.

Selection Procedures:

The selection process will include evaluating applications with minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Airport may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Airport will be invited for an interview.

Notes: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

What else should I know?

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Question: if you have any questions regarding this job, please contact the Talent Acquisition Business Partner 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.