2023 Summer Internship Program
The Office of the Assessor-Recorder seeks to invest in a diverse and equitable talent pool through our annual summer internship program. Current High School juniors or seniors who are interested in careers in Government may apply to work as summer interns for the summer of 2023. Interns will learn about and aid Assessor-Recorder operations through a series of projects spanning from late June to mid-August 2023. Projects will be selected and grouped based on educational objectives that utilize skills learned through each successive project.
Below are some examples of tasks that interns will be performing and learn about:
- Research property details from recorded documents.
- Collect and organize information for ASR department staff.
- Learn about different property characteristics and classifications utilizing our new SMART records system.
- Job shadow ASR staff from the start of an assignment to finish and see the outcome of their work.
- Learn how local government works, as well as how to interact with constituents.
- Participate in mentor sessions to aid them in their path toward higher education choices and pathways toward permanent City employment and beyond.
Internship Program Details
- Paid internship: $20 per hour
- Looking for current 2022-2023 High School juniors or seniors
- Internship will begin late June and will run through mid-August 2023
- Interns will work onsite at City Hall in San Francisco, 5-hours per day for a maximum of 20-hours per week
How to Apply
Applications for the 2023 ASR Summer Internship have closed. If you're interested in being an ASR intern for Summer 2024, click on the link below to sign-up to be notified about next year's internship opportunity.
For more information about the 2023 ASR Summer Internship, please visit the 2023 Summer Internship Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Must be a current 2022-2023 High School junior or senior
- Must be available to work late June to mid-August 2023, totaling 7 weeks
- Must be able to work in-person, onsite 5-hours per day for a maximum of 20-hours per week
- Must obtain a work permit if under 18 years of age
- Must pass a fingerprinting background check
- Must have proof of Covid-19 Vaccination
Complete the online application form. Applications will be accepted through February 20, 2023.
Your application will be reviewed by the Assessor staff. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for an interview.
We are aiming to hire 2-3 high school juniors and/or seniors for the summer.
Interns will work in-person, at City Hall, 4 days per week (maximum of 20 hours per week) over the course of 7 weeks, starting in late June 2023.
Interns will be paid bi-weekly, every other Tuesday. Your first payday will be 3 weeks after your start date. You are also encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to receive your paychecks electronically.
As an ASR intern, you represent the Assessor-Recorder and the City. Interns will be expected to dress for work according to generally accepted business and professional standards set forth by the department. ASR’s dress code is business casual.
- For men, wearing khaki pants or slacks with a polo, but without a tie would be considered business casual.
- For women, common business casual clothing an include a collared or non-collared blouse, dress, or skirt (at or below the knee), slacks, high heels, dress boots, flats.
If you are under 18, you will need a work permit. Typically, after an employer agrees to hire a minor, the minor obtains from his or her school a Department of Education form titled "Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit." The form must be completed by the minor, the employer, then signed by the minor's parent or guardian and the employer. After returning the completed and signed form to the school, school officials may issue the permit to the minor to be employed to work.
Interns will work on various projects from our divisions that will teach you about the operations of the Assessor-Recorder’s office. Below are the projects that interns worked on from the 2022 ASR Summer Internship Program:
- Public Service & Exemptions: Data Clean Up Support Project
- Interns job shadowed Public Service staff from start to finish and learned how to research mailing address records using the USPS lookup tool to clean up the weekly mailing address cleanup file from IT. ASR staff showed the interns how use this tool to correct the errors in the IT clean up file. Working side by side with the ASR staff the interns were able to see the outcome of their work from start to finish.
- To support the next project in the Transaction’s & Recorder department, cohorts learned how to search and produce official records using DigitalReel and Records Manager.
- Transactions & Recorder: Document Research Project
- Cohorts researched documents for parcels on the SMART data cleanup list for 2 weeks. This involved pulling recorded documents from DigitalReel for parcels identified with a retire date earlier than the effective date. Interns had to determine which was the correct date based on the recorded change of ownership records and make the corrections in the AS400 records management system after they were reviewed by the Transaction unit staff.
- Cohorts also job shadowed the recorder staff and learned about recorder operations.
- Standards & Mapping: Property Characteristics Research Project
- Cohorts utilizing the skills learned from the projects 1 & 2 above and conducted property characteristics research and assisted ASR staff to update the property records prior to their migration to the new SMART records management system.
- Business Personal Property: Business Classification Data Project
- Interns helped the Business & Personal Property (BPP) staff review approximately 5000 properties to determine each business for classification, such as restaurant, salon, etc. This project introduced the cohorts to our latest SMART records system upgrade that is currently in use by the Business Personal Property and the Exemptions departments. All other ASR departments are scheduled to transition to the SMART records management system in 2023.
- Budget, Finance, Contracts: Research public metrics
- Interns researched data and performance measures that other Assessors’ offices from the state of California and large cities within the United States are sharing on their public websites such as annual reports, county tax services and public property tax information they share in the public domain.
- Interns input the information from their research into an excel spreadsheet and compared & contrasted the information against the San Francisco Assessor-Recorder’s website with ASR staff to make recommendations to improve the San Francisco City & County website with similar information for the public.