9910 Public Service Trainee - 2017 High School Summer Internship

Recruitment #TEX-9910-072347


Effective July 1, 2017 the salary rate will be at $14.00 per hour.


Temporary-Exempt/As-Needed:  Temporary exempt as-needed appointments may not exceed 1040 hours within a continuous 12-month period.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a world-class, award-winning airport serving more than 51.4 million guests each year.  SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international airports on 39 international carriers.  The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 78 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines.  In fiscal year 15/16, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $7.8 billion in business activity and supported nearly 39,400 direct jobs.

SFO's mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel.  SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest project in the Airport’s 10-year, $6.1 billion Capital Improvement Plan.  For more information about SFO, visit www.flysfo.com.



San Francisco International Airport has a robust internship program and hosts more than 100 interns annually. Our Summer High School Interns will work 20 hours per week, in one of the many offices at the airport. Each intern will work directly with an SFO Mentor who will give them daily tasks and larger scale projects.


Interns will also be given the opportunity to attend tours of SFO, Meet and Greets with Airport leadership, and other workshops and events aimed at professional development.


The diverse career fields represented at SFO make the internship an excellent opportunity for career exposure.  In addition to providing training, career clothing if needed, BART and SamTrans tokens, interns benefit from the mentorship of diverse Airport Commission staff.  Participating Airport Commission offices have included, for example:

        Customer Service

        San Francisco Police Department: Airport Bureau

        Information Technology and Telecommunications

        Business and Finance

        Marketing and Communications


        Human Resources

        The SFO Museum



As Needed. Part-time, summer only internships, generally for a duration of 10 weeks.  Internship is scheduled to begin in June 2017.  The schedule will be 20 hours a week between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. Those enrolled in daily summer school classes should consider whether their school schedule will allow them to work 20 hours per week during the days and hours of Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., including travel time to and from the airport.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in high school or have received a high school diploma no more than 6 months prior.
  • Must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2017.
  • Must commit to 20 hours per week for at least ten weeks during the summer.

Note: Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this internship.


Please Note:

Students who are not graduating by Spring 2017; who live and go to school in San Francisco, must apply through San Francisco YouthWorks at www.sfyouthworks.org. YouthWorks applications will become available beginning March 2017.  For further information regarding YouthWorks, please refer to their website. 



The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Applicants with no prior Internship experience at SFO are desired.
  • Please take time and care in completing your personal statement and application, as these are the main tools we use to select candidates for interviews and employment.
  • Please note that while anyone 16 or older by June 1, 2017 may apply, however, priority will be given to Juniors, Seniors, and those who have recently graduated in the selection process. 


Applicants must submit required transcripts by close of business, Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Failure to submit the required transcripts may result in rejection of the application.


Applicants must submit transcripts by upload ALL documents through JobAps.  No hand deliveries will be accepted.



All minors under 18 years of age employed in the state of California must have a permit to work, except in limited circumstances defined in law and summarized in the child labor law booklet.


Prior to permitting a minor to work, employers must possess a valid permit to employ and work. During summer months or when school is not in session the work permit is obtained from the superintendent of the school district in which the minor resides.


Typically, after an employer agrees to hire a minor, the minor obtains from his or her school a Department of Education form entitled "Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit". The form must be completed by the minor and the employer and 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 employ and work.


Permits issued during the school year expire five days after the opening of the next succeeding school year and must be renewed.

How To Apply


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness, 4th Floor, San Francisco, or the Airport Commission Human Resources at 710 N. McDonnell Rd., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94128 for use by the public to apply for City jobs.  The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The following required documents MUST be submitted online through JobAps at time of application filing (www.jobaps.com/sf):


Personal Statement – Please tell us about yourself, including information on why you are interested in gaining work experience at SFO.  You may include accomplishments you are proud of, volunteer or prior work experiences, internship goals, careers of interest, and characteristics unique to you.

School transcript - copies of unofficial transcripts accepted.  (Please upload transcripts to the online application.)


All application materials and support documentation MUST be submitted online as attachments to the application through Jobaps. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility that all application materials and support documentation be received in a complete and legible form.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Karen Ma at Karen.Ma@flysfo.com, (650)821-2027 or the SFO Interns program (650)821-5241 or sfointernships@flysfo.com

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.  Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.  If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.


Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:

Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to provide a complete employment history for the past ten (10) years and an explanation of all gaps in employment during that period.  The past ten (10) years of the candidate's employment will be verified.  In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.


Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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