Ascend Internship Opportunities

Department: SFFR & Health

Wage: $14.00

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls Health and Fire Rescue operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the One Team framework.
  • Review Cardiac Arrest cases, extract accurate cardiac arrest data and enter data into the CARES database.
  • Assist with CPR and Stop the Bleed training.
  • Assist with EMS quality review.
  • Assist with ambulance supply and equipment inspections.
  • Observe and assist with Community Risk Reduction and Fire Prevention programs.
  • Maintain EMS patient confidentiality and comply with HIPAA requirements.
  • Other opportunities may be available depending on the licensure or experience of the selected candidate, including Falls Community Health Clinic, Emergency Management, City immunization program or City Inspections.

Qualifications Required:

Students with healthcare or public safety experience (Paramedic or RN preferred) who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal, written and data skills.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and/or Crystal Reports

The City of Sioux Falls is an equal opportunity employer.

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Department: Public Works-Engineering

Wage: $16.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

This Engineering Intern will be involved in a variety of engineering related activities performed in support of design, construction, or maintenance of City of Sioux Falls’ public infrastructure.  This person will working with the following areas within Engineering:  Streets, Traffic, Drainage/Storm Water, Sanitary Sewer, Water, Lighting, Project Construction, and Subdivision Construction.  This individual will be assigned a research or field project in engineering to study and provide a recommendation for implement moving forward for our division.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants enrolled in an engineering curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university or vocational-technical school for the fall 2019 semester preferred.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

The City of Sioux Falls is an equal opportunity employer.

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Aid in the planning and design of future parks & recreation development projects: Examples of tasks may include:

  • Inventory and analysis of existing park facilities.
  • Gathering of stakeholder and park user input.
  • Park site observations and reporting.
  • Notation of usage patterns, opportunities, and constraints.
  • Preliminary park & trail planning
  • Schematic park & trail design
  • Research into national/regional trends for the purpose of discovering and vetting future park elements and programming opportunities.
  • Construction observation of parks and trail construction projects.
  • Complete reports, evaluations, and documentation of various park development initiatives.

Qualifications Required:

Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program.

Must have an interest in the design of parks, public spaces, trails, and multi-use recreational facilities. 

Must have basic understanding of landscape architecture design principles, including land use planning, recreational programming, site design, and master planning.

Must have strong research and analytical skills. Proficiency or exposure to Adobe design software, ArcGIS, Autocad is preferred.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including creation of project reports and public speaking. 

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage:   $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Perform duties related to the horticulture field

Operate site specific equipment

Assist with planting annuals and perennials

Assist with maintaining existing landscaped areas

Assist with maintenance practices including: pruning, seeding, and weed preventative applications

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a horticulture related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

The City of Sioux Falls is an equal opportunity employer.

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage:   $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Perform duties related to the preparation and care of athletic fields

Operate site specific equipment.

Assist with Special Events including setup, maintenance during event, and cleanup.

Assist with irrigation repairs.

Assist with turf cultural practices including fertilization, seeding and herbicide applications.

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a sports turf related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage:   $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

General park maintenance including janitorial services, minor plumbing repair, irrigation repairs, and light carpentry.

Operate site specific equipment

Assist with Special Events including setup, maintenance during event, and cleanup.

Assist with aquatic facility maintenance and operations.

Assist with turf cultural practices including fertilization, seeding and herbicide applications

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a horticulture, landscape, or sports turf related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage:   $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Supervise, develop, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of Parks and Recreation activities, events, facilities and projects. Examples of responsibility areas may include:

Summer Playground Program

Concerts in the Park

Adult Athletic Leagues

Community Center Operations/Programming

Aquatic Facility Operations/Programming (Indoor & Outdoor)

Various Youth, Adult and Senior Programs

Various Special Events

Assist with reservations, scheduling and supervision of facilities

Attend department staff meetings and trainings

Complete reports, evaluations and documentation for participant and employee feedback

Assist with the scheduling, training, and providing direction for part-time/temporary and volunteer staff.

The internship project will include the development of a new program based on the 2019 Needs Assessment and the recently adopted Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a Parks and Recreation related curriculum as a full-time student or related field.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends

Knowledge and experience working with recreation programs and activities

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Parks and Recreation

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Provide assistance with various urban forest management activities, which may include, but not limited to:  inventory updates, marking trees for removal, coordinating with homeowners and performing site inspections.

Work closely with City of Sioux Falls contractors removing street trees to monitor progress and inspect work for quality assurance.

Assist with the City of Sioux Falls planting permit program performing initial site inspections and re-inspecting planted sites.

Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls forestry website providing review and feedback of page content and assisting with the development of updates to the website and various PDF publications. 

Assist with community events, public education and outreach pertaining to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), tree planting and urban forest management.

Assisting Parks and Recreation Division staff with day-to-day operations within the office and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a forestry, arboriculture, natural resources management, horticulture, landscape design, agriculture or closely related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Innovation & Technology

Wage: $16.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls IT Department operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the One Team framework.

Work closely with the City of Sioux Falls IT Network Administrator team with equipment maintenance and deployment.

The internship project will include assisting in equipment deployment and upgrades.

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in an Information Technology related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school, preferable with a Network Administration focus.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Ability to analyze and troubleshoot networking problems.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Innovation & Technology

Wage: $16.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the City’s plainimetric, topographic, topologic, cadastral, and other GIS feature datasets; and geospatial solutions including data, maps (traditional and web), web mapping applications, models, reports, graphics, and other related applications.  

Create, edit, manage, analyze, report, display, and publish cartographic quality geospatial solutions and geographic data using spatial analysis procedures or GIS technology, equipment, or systems.

Provide GIS software support for users of desktop, web, and mobile GIS products. Recommend appropriate tools and applications to assist users and enhance workflows.

Provide basic GIS technical and project support to other business systems.             

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a Geography or GIS curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

 

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Department: Fire

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls Emergency Management operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the One Team framework.

Provide assistance to the City of Sioux Falls in emergency preparedness and planning projects.

Work closely with the City of Sioux Falls in community preparedness, response and recovery to disaster incidents.

Assisting staff with day-to-day operations within Emergency Management Division office.

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a government, emergency management, public administration, law enforcement, communications, public policy, or social science related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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Department: Police

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Respond to crime scenes and assist Forensic Specialists with the documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.

Work within the Forensic Chemistry and Fingerprint disciplines to assist Forensic Specialists with the examination and analyses of physical evidence submitted by Law Enforcement.

Assist Evidence Staff with the intake, inventory, and release of physical evidence in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Assist with community events such as: National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, and SFPD Citizen’s Police Academy

Development and complete a 10 week department-focused project.

Qualifications Required:

Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university working towards a Bachelor’s degree in criminalistics, natural science, forensic science, or related field (focus will be given to those entering their senior year).

Must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Must pass background check prior to employment that may include:

  • Interview
  • Criminal and personal history investigation
  • Previous employment verification and performance checks
  • Review of application
  • Any felony arrest will disqualify an intern from participating in the program. Misdemeanor arrests will be reviewed and may be a cause for disqualification.

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Department: Police

Rate:   $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Participate in activities in various areas of the department which may include, but not limited to:  Investigative Services, Traffic, Patrol, School/Community Resource Officers, Crime Lab, K9, and Training.

Assist with community events such as:  National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, and SFPD Citizen’s Police Academy

Development and complete of a 10 week department-focused project.

Qualifications Required:

Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university GPA of 2.5 or above 

Must pass background check prior to employment that may include:

  • Interview
  • Criminal and personal history investigation
  • Previous employment verification and performance checks
  • Review of application
  • Any felony arrest will disqualify an intern from participating in the program. Misdemeanor arrests will be reviewed and may be a cause for disqualification.

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Department: Planning and Development Services

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Work closely with the City of Sioux Falls building services team in all aspects of the inspection and permitting process.

The internship project will include assisting the plans examiners in reviewing plans and assisting all of the inspectors to do on-site inspections of commercial and residential structures.

Qualifications Required:

Students shall be enrolled in a Construction Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Program as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.
Ability to understand and apply City ordinances and codes regulating building construction and maintenance.
Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess or be able to obtain prior to hire a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to stand and walk throughout residential/commercial properties on various terrains.
Sit to drive truck and perform general office tasks and computer work.
Lift 20-pound ladder to and from 27 inches, carry 50 feet to job site, and return to truck.
Push 30 pounds with preferred foot to depress gas/brake pedals. Push 60-pound force to shut tailgate.
Climb 90 8-inch steps and 16 ladder rungs for inspections. Climb 18 steps in/out of truck.
Reach to ground for various inspection purposes.
Grip 20 pounds bilaterally to control steering wheel and carry ladder.
Hand coordination to operate computer.
May have to climb scaffolding.

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Department: Human Resources

Wage: $14.00 hourly

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls Human Resources operations and processes while obtaining first hand experiences that align with the One Team framework.

Work closely with the City of Sioux Falls employment team in all steps of the hiring process.

The internship project will include assisting in developing a defined recruitment campaign for the City of Sioux Falls.

Qualifications Required:

Students enrolled in a business, human resources or communications related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.

Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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