City Services Auditor Internship Program

Creating Change Through Auditing

Paid Internship Opportunity at the City and County of San Francisco



City Services Auditor Internship Program

The City Services Auditor (CSA) Audit Intern Program provides an opportunity for students preparing to enter their final year in an accredited bachelor's or master's degree program to explore a career in government performance auditing and public service. Interns will assess the performance of programs in a dynamic local government setting that includes both city and county functions and services. Interns will join our high-functioning, high-trust, highly productive and cohesive team and refine their critical thinking, analytical, writing, and technical skills as they work to ensure that the City and County of San Francisco's functions and programs are efficient and effective. Interns will work with CSA staff to complete audits and similar projects.

The program is currently accepting applications. 

About Us

city hall CSA is a division of the City and County of San Francisco's Office of the Controller. CSA's Audits Unit promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of city departments and city-funded contractors, including nonprofit service providers. Through our audits we ensure that government is accountable and support informed policy decisions by providing timely information in high-quality, reliable reports. We also administer the City's Whistleblower Program, which includes a website and telephone hotline for complaints. Our investigators act on complaints about the misuse of government funds and improper activities by city officials, employees, and contractors.

What Our Interns Do

As an Audit Intern, you will:

  • Audit city departments under the guidance of experienced audit staff.
  • Learn about and assess the effectiveness of departmental processes.
  • Determine whether processes are functioning efficiently and effectively.
  • Make meaningful recommendations to departments that improve city services.

Eligibility and Application Process

The paid internship program is open to any student who will earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university. The selection of interns is based on a review of city eligibility and departmental requirements, oral interview scores, academic history, and supplemental essays. If you would like to pursue a career in government auditing, please follow this link to complete an application.