The Student Intern Program provides early training for career-minded college students seeking employment in the following fields:
- Real estate appraisal/property taxation
- GIS/AutoCAD mapping
- Business auditing/accounting
The program is used as a tool for recruitment and early staff development for employment in the Assessor's Office. Employment in the Student Intern Program is subject to the following limitations:
- During the school term student interns may work up to 24 hours per week
- During school vacation (or break), or up to one year following graduation, student interns may work up to 29 hours per week and up to 129 hours per month
- Student interns may work a maximum of 3 years in the intern program
The Assessor's Student Intern Program Offers:
- Flexible schedules and valuable work experience
- Exposure to real property appraisal for California's property tax system
- Exposure to the auditing process for California's property tax system
- Opportunities to experience the inner workings of local government
- Real-world, hands-on training in specific areas of appraisal and taxation
- Important job contacts that could lead to a permanent position in this office
- Possible work experience class credit for some college/university classes
- A valuable addition to your resume and a potential job reference
- On the job mileage will be reimbursed. Office parking is free
- Salaries vary from $10.50 to $20.00/hour for community college students, and from $10.00 to 18.50/hour for university students.
Student interns assist assessor's staff in the enrollment and valuation of real and personal property. Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
- Measuring buildings
- Scale drawing preparation
- Gathering and recording construction details
- Construction cost estimation
- Analysis of questionnaires
- Analysis of property statements
- Interpreting legal property descriptions
- Analysis of official surveys and recorded map information
- Application of GIS and AutoLisp
- Parcel map quality control
- A variety of other data collection activities
Qualifications Appointment to the Student Intern Program is limited to students enrolled in an accredited technical school, junior college, or four-year college or university. Students must be enrolled full-time as determined by the school they are attending. They must be pursuing a program certificate, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or advanced degree in:
Applicants for the Student Intern Program must be sophomores (or above) and provide proof of the completion of 30 semester units, or 45 quarter units.
- Business Administration
- Real Estate
- Related course of study
Senior Student Interns must meet the requirements of a Student Intern (above). They also must have completed the junior curriculum in their course of study and be a full-time student. They will be required to provide proof of the completion of 90 semester units or 135 quarter units.All Student Interns Must:
- Possess an automobile. The use of two (or three) wheel vehicles is prohibited.
- Have a valid California driver's license.
- Provide proof of legally mandated minimum auto insurance coverage. Interns should notify their insurance company that their vehicle will be used for business purposes.
- Perform basic math computations quickly and accurately. Interns will provide their own personal calculator.
- Write clearly, concisely and legibly.
- Be able to work in the field without direct supervision.
- Be able to professionally represent the Assessor's Office when interacting with the public.
- Dress in a manner consistent with business professionals who meet the public. Casual dress is acceptable.
Application and Hiring Process
- UEI and InternSource will screen the applications and select an applicant pool.
- Pre-screened applications will be forwarded to the Sacramento County Assessor's Office.
- The Assessor's Office will schedule interviews and make employment offers.
- Pay and benefits will be handled by UEI and InternSource.