Office Description

The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department of the City of San Jose manages 206 parks, 50 community centers, over 61 miles of trails, neighborhood services that help keep our communities safe, programs that keep seniors healthy, activities that keep youth engaged, and public life events that connect our communities. We are proud of the broad range of programs and services we offer and our role in serving our community. We aspire to do even more, while meeting high expectations and navigating a wide variety of challenges.

The Parks Division operates and maintains the outdoor spaces that provide the
residents of San José access to nature.

Potential Projects

The intern/fellow will assist the Parks Division with various equity analysis. We are looking for a fresh look at our volunteer management analysis by determining which Parks in the city will most benefit from a volunteer event in their local park. We are also trying to create an equity analysis for all of the parks in the city and establish a protocol on how to better allocate our resources to ensure we are being equitable in our decision making. This will involve gathering date from the park condition assessments (PCA), using census data, data from the Healthy Places Index (HPI) and CalEnviro Screen. Assist in creating dashboards and other visualization tools to present to upper management.

We also need assistance with various other projects including water usage analysis, chemical analysis and various report writing. The intern/fellow will attend meetings via zoom or in person as required and work closely with our Park Managers, Division Managers and will report directly to the Analyst.

Desired Skills

  • Be familiar with Excel and how to manage large sets of data.
  • Understanding of how to interpret data and give recommendations based on the outcome
  • General knowledge on the concept of equity and how to apply it in a government program
  • Familiarity with PowerBI or other dashboard software is desired, but not necessary.

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