Careers and Internships

The Port of San Francisco is a public enterprise entity of the City and County of San Francisco that is committed to eliminating racial disparity in all its policies, processes, decisions and resource allocations. San Francisco and its waterfront is a place that welcomes everyone, celebrates diversity, and measures its success by how its services and governance champion equity. 

The Port offers many careers ranging from finance, engineering, IT and wide variety of construction trades. The Port continues to be an employer of choice for skilled, forward-thinking individuals, who are truly passionate about serving the public.

Working for the City & County of San Francisco provides professional development trainings, flexible benefit plans with pre-tax elections that include medical and dental insurance; vision care plan; flexible spending account; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; long-term disability plan; Management Training Fund; 12 paid holidays per year; floating holidays; 10 to 20 vacation days per year depending on years of service; up to 100 hours paid administrative leave per year; 13 sick leave days per year; and a Credit Union.

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Internship Opportunities

The Port offers mentorship, internships and other experiences to students wanting a glimpse into public sector careers through City-sponsored programs. Eligible and interested students are encouraged to apply. 

The Student Internship Program is a paid internship for eligible college students enrolled in a qualifying field of study. 

Opportunities for All (OFA) provides access to career exploration and workforce development for San Francisco’s youth and young adults.

SF YouthWorks exposes rising Juniors, rising Seniors, and graduating Seniors to the public sector. 

Project Pull is a summer internship program for high school students and recent graduates to experience what it's like to work in the public sector. 

Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Staff closely supervise pre-apprentices during hands-on training in the program.

The Port has partnered with City College of San Francisco and Jewish Vocational Service for an automotive pre-apprentice program. This program provides hands-on technical experience in skilled trades and gives participants an opportunity to develop soft skills to confidently enter the workforce. 

Learn more about upcoming cohorts and apply to the program:

Read about the Port's participation in the pre-apprenticeship program.