Sacramento County Assessor's College Student Intern Program


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

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: 
      • Business Administration
      • Accounting
      • GIS/AutoCAD
      • Real Estate
      • Related course of study ​​​
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. 

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 

The Student Intern hiring process is administered by University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the Community College Foundation (InternSource). 
      • 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.​