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Small Business Engagement Team Internship

Please Apply Through External Application ONLY.

The City of San Diego is responsible for numerous programs and services some of which provide revenue to the city while others use this revenue to help develop the community. Looking to learn more about how the City helps fund the San Diego community. The Business and Finance Internships will give you the opportunity to learn how a vast organization like the City of San Diego manages its financial commitments and more. 

Internship Title: Small Business Engagement Team Internship
Industry Sector: Business and Finance
Department Name: Economic Development
Application Deadline: July 22, 2022
Number of Internships Available: 1
Wage per hour*: 16.62
Benefits: Earned Sick leave, Free MTS Transit Passes, Technology if working remotely, Access to Employee Mentoring Academy and LinkedIn Learning and other resources. 
Format: Hybrid
Address: 1200 3rd Ave San Diego, CA 92101
Hours per week: up to 20 hours during school and up to 40 hours during vacation, hours between Monday and Friday 7am-6pm
Date Posted: July 5, 2022
Internship duration: one year
Internship description:
Intern will work with Small Business Engagement team on efforts to connect with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations serving business to build capacity. Overall goal is to connect businesses to resources that allow them to expand or stay in their desired communities by ensuring that they have necessary tools and resources to participate in inclusive economic growth.
The Small Business Engagement team conducts business walks and is often the first connection point or liaison to City's assessment and Tourism Marketing districts.
Duties and responsibilities will include coordination of business walks, community outreach activities, creation of marketing materials, and assessment and/or creation of tools to assist small business owners.
1. Visit and engage with at least one new business association each month.
2. Identify at least 3 potential tools/strategies for business attraction, retention, or growth through best practice analysis.
3. Recommend at least one way that innovation can be utilized to improve customer service experience.
4. Collaborate with another EDD Division or business unit and recommend one process improvement that would impact revenue, business creation, or access to funding.
*To confirm your eligibility for the CaliforniaForAll Grant please fill out the Internship Eligibility section in application as completely as possible.
Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic program. Please select school name in application.  Please personalize your cover letter for the application (there is the capability to post three different letters if you are applying for multiple opportunities). You will need to provide proof of enrollment in an academic program if selected. To expedite the process you may attach proof in your application. Please allow for 6-8 weeks for the City of San Diego intern on-boarding process from posting date. If you have not received a response 8 weeks after your application, please contact TLWILLIAMS@SANDIEGO.GOV.