Placer County

Student Intern (#19111)

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$15.00-$18.73 Hourly / $2,600.00-$3,246.53 Monthly / $31,200.00-$38,958.40 Yearly



To learn to perform administrative and/or professional work in an assigned area by assisting in varied administrative assignments such as research, analysis and report writing or routine technical and professional work. 


Receives general supervision from higher level staff in subject area to which assigned.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in a variety of administrative tasks within various County departments; provide research assistance; collect and analyze data, prepare correspondence and reports; may interview and consult with officials, employees, agency clients and other interested individuals or groups.
  • Perform routine work pertinent to the subject area to which assigned such as general public administration, surveying, drafting and engineering, architecture, counseling, social and mental health services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: None required.

Training: Enrollment or recent graduate of an accredited college or university in the subject area to which assigned. Some positions may require additional education in a specific course of study.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. 

Note:   Employment in this class is restricted to students enrolled or recently graduated in a college curriculum in a field appropriate to assigned duties. Employment in this class is temporary in nature and is designed to offer the student a practical learning experience. No full-time permanent appointments will be made in this class. 


Knowledge of:

  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Basic principles and practices used in the work of subject area to which assigned.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time; know and understand the job and observe safety rules.  Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing work papers, making computations, working at computer equipment; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and see and hear sufficiently to communicate by visual and auditory signals while working in the field; lift moderate to heavy weight depending upon the needs of the assignment.
  • Learn a variety of administrative and professional tasks.
  • Learn to prepare effective reports and make recommendations on assigned matters under study.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

CLASS: 19111; EST: 2/1/1996; REV: 5/1/2003;