Student Worker Program

The Student Worker Program encourages students who are in the process of completing their education to become interested in a career with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. Students are encouraged to apply for positions that are related to their field of study or interest. Student worker assignments may include: Administration, Accounting, Reception, Facilities, Information Technology, Family Protection and Victim Assistance.

General Qualifications: Applicants must maintain full-time student status, either undergraduate or graduate, at an accredited college or university and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA.) At the beginning of each new school year (or semester/quarter), student workers are responsible for submitting a “student unit load verification” completed by their academic institution. Students are also responsible for submitting an official transcript upon completion of each semester/quarter.

Salary: Students are hired on a temporary basis, are paid at an hourly rate, and do not receive benefits. Hourly rates are based on the level of education completed.

Undergraduate Students (0905 Student Worker – Undergraduate)

Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree. To be considered full time, students must be carrying at least 12 semester units/15 quarter units, unless permanently disabled.

Salary Steps 1 2 3 4 5
Hourly Pay Rate $13.00 $13.65 $14.33 $15.05 $15.80
Semester Units Completed 0 – 29 30 – 59 60 – 89 Over 90 Post Graduation Bachelor’s Degree
Quarter Units Completed 0 – 44 45 – 89 90 – 134 Over 135 Post Graduation Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate students who perform duties that are not related to their field of study in graduate school will be paid as Undergraduate student worker steps.

Post Graduate Students (0906 Student Worker – Graduate)

Students must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To be considered full time, students must be carrying at least 6 graduate-level semester units/9 quarter units, unless permanently disabled. Student worker positions/employment work assignments must correspond to the student’s declared degree. Fifth year undergraduate students or those completing a fifth year of study (e.g. for a teaching credential or other certification) do not qualify as graduate students but may qualify as undergraduate students.

Salary Steps 1 2 3 4 5
Hourly Pay Rate $16.29 $17.10 $17.95 $18.85 $19.79
Semester Units Completed 0 – 6 7 – 12 13 – 18 19 – 24 Over 24
Quarter Units Completed 0 – 9 10 – 18 19 – 27 28 – 36 Over 36

How to Apply: To apply for the Student Worker position, please submit both a (1) Resume and (2) Official or Unofficial Transcript in PDF form through email to ERDirect@sdcda.org