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Professional Intern - Internal Audit (19 hrs/wk) - see additional job info.

Washoe County School District
Reno, NV, US

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Washoe County School District is committed to creating an education system where all students achieve academic success, develop personal and civic responsibility, and achieve college and career readiness for the 21st century. We are looking for highly motivated interns to support Washoe County School District in day-to-day professional administrative tasks and activities. If you are ready to kick-start your career and build real-world experience, this internship is for you.

Under general direction, receives training for highly responsible, complex and diversified clerical, administrative, and technical support functions. Practical experience in course of study, shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with seasoned professionals. Compensation available.

Incumbent performs related work as required.


This is a special classification for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Washoe County School District Business, Human Resources, and Information Technology operations and functions.

  • Understands the overall concept of Washoe County School District, the mission, strategic plan, and assigned department goals.
  • Complete a variety of assignments related to a particular function, applying principles and practices of a professional course of study, to assist with the operations and functions of an assigned area of Washoe County School District.
  • Compile data and analyze findings relating to an assigned project.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment and technical tools related to job assignments.
  • Communicate with members of the general public, officials from other agencies and community groups to gather information necessary to complete assignments and projects.
  • Incumbents may also function as a subject matter expert, providing sensitive and detailed program information to district employees and officials, the general public, and/or public jurisdictions as a significant part of the job.
  • Applies a thorough and detailed knowledge of the appropriate laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the department or program; gives information regarding the special and/or technical program to district personnel, service providers, vendors and/or the general public.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Willing to learn and receive hands-on experience.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Willing to commit 19 hours per week to be physically present at the facility.


Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain knowledge skills would be:

  1. Enrollment in an accredited college or university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree is required. Course work, prior or current, must include a minimum of 3 units pertinent to the operations of the hiring department with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


  1. Enrollment in a recognized master's degree program. Course work, prior or current, must include a minimum of 3 units pertinent to the operations of the hiring department.

Knowledge of: Principles, methods and problems of organization and management with particular reference to government functions and operations. Principals and techniques of data collection and summary reporting.

Skill at: Working independently; critical reasoning/thinking, understanding, interpreting, and applying laws, rules as they relate to specialty area(s); Operate a personal computer and a variety of software packages, proficient in Microsoft Office, gathering and analyzing data; preparing clear, concise narrative and statistical reports, records, and correspondence; performing complex clerical and technical work; typing with speed and accuracy; evaluating situations accurately and taking effective courses of action; exercising tact, judgment and strategy with a variety of people and a variety of situations; reading and writing English at a level required for successful job performance; principles and practice of supervision; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licenses/Certificates: None required.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.


The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Job Number:2022-23-E224071


Grade 18

Sch A: $14.68 (entry step)
Sch B: $17.03 (entry step)

Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.


Additional Job Information:

This position is contingent upon continued funding on a fiscal year-to-year basis. The hiring administrator may retain incumbent for the duration of the assignment without re-advertising.

Eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week receive Social Security benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses, and Credit Union benefits; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 to 24.75 hours per week received PERS retirement benefits, and the Salary Increases, Longevity Bonuses and Credit Union benefits listed below; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 25 to 27.25 hours per week receive the benefits listed below, with the exception of Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; eligible employees who are regularly scheduled to work 27.5 hours per week or more receive full benefits of the District.
Holiday: Eligible employees receive up to eleven (11) paid holidays each year. Vacation: Eligible employees receive up to twenty (20) days of paid vacation each year. Sick Leave: Eligible employees receive up to fifteen (15) days of paid sick leave each year. Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance: Eligible employees may select an insurance plan wherein WCSD contributes 100% of insurance premiums. Eligible employee paid dependent medical insurance is available for an employee's dependents. Insurance Premiums - Summer Months: WCSD contributes 100% of the district paid portion of eligible employee's insurance premiums for employees who are not scheduled to work in the summer. Life Insurance: The District contributes 100 % of employee's life insurance premiums. Salary Increases: In addition to any negotiated increases each year, eligible employees receive salary increases each July, for the first fifteen (15) years of employment. Longevity Bonuses: Eligible employees receive annual bonuses as follows: 12-14 years of employment, $700; 15-17 years of employment, $1,000; 18 + years of employment, $1,100. Credit Union: Outstanding benefits are available through the Credit Union.
No State Income Tax. No Social Security deductions for most positions working 20 hours per week or more. Retirement benefit offered is the State of Nevada retirement system, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), which is one of the best in the country.


Eligible Employees who select the employer paid salary schedule (Schedule A) will have Washoe County School District (WCSD) contribute 100% of the employee's retirement contributions. Eligible employees who select the employer-employee paid salary schedule (Schedule B) will have a portion of the legislatively designated amount paid by WCSD to PERS for retirement benefits and the employee, in turn, will pay the remaining portion of the legislatively designated amount of his/her salary to PERS. These options are introduced and explained in detail during the New Employee Orientation upon selection for employment.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Temporary employees working less than 6 months do not receive benefits.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.

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