Internship

District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim's internship program provides a unique opportunity to engage in the daily operations of the City and County of San Francisco.  Recently re-elected for a second term to the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Kim represents one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in San Francisco encompassing the Tenderloin/Civic Center, South of Market, South Beach, Mission Bay, and Treasure Island.

Our office is dedicated to providing high school, college, and graduate student interns a hands-on, substantive learning opportunity regarding the local government process. Applicants who are well-organized, able to take initiative, follow instructions, and communicate well with others are highly valued in the District 6 office. Women, people of color, disabled individuals, members of the LGBTQ community, and District 6 residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship Responsibilities

  • Daily office management, data entry, and constituent response (both online and in-person)
  • Committee clerking and prep work for the various committees on which the Supervisor sits
  • Work with a high level of responsiveness and timeliness
  • Be well-versed in and track current events, policy initiatives, and local politics
  • Staff a variety of policy meetings with City departments and community based organizations
  • Perform outreach to neighborhood groups, community leaders, and constituents
  • Represent the office at community meetings in the district, as well as citywide convening and events
  • Commit to a regular schedule of 10 to 12 hours per week for 6 weeks minimum - the office is willing to be flexible with school/job commitments
  • Attend mandatory Intern Orientation

Application Process

  • Please send a resume and cover letter to Noelle Duong (Noelle.duong@sfgov.org) with the subject line "Internship Application." Your cover letter should include: (1) the particular social, policy, and political issues that interest you (e.g., homelessness, Budget & Finance, Land use/housing, domestic violence, immigrant rights, etc.); (2) what you hope to accomplish during your tenure (e.g. Are you hoping to build city experience? ls this for school credit?  Will staff be required to regularly evaluate your performance?); and (3) your available time commitment (e.g. Mon/Wed/Fri mornings, Tues/Thurs afternoons, etc.) If you are interested in/available to intern for longer than one semester, please also indicate that in your cover letter.
  • After processing your resume and cover letter, we will schedule a follow-up phone interview, which will allow the candidate an opportunity to ask staff questions, as we ll. Please make sure to review the Supervisor's information at www.sfbos.org/kim and be prepared to confirm basic knowledge of Supervisor Kim's background and policy agenda.
  • Qualified candidates will then be offered a probationary training period, completion of which will result in full acceptance into the internship program.

Program Duration

  • Summer Program: minimum duration June-August (Intern Orientation at end of  May)
  • Standard Spring Semester Program: minimum duration January - May (Intern Orientation in early or mid- January)
  • Standard Fall Semester Program: minimum duration September - December (Intern Orientation at end of August or beginning of September)