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San Diego Promise Zone 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: San Diego Promise Zone 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 Third Ave, Suite 1400 San Diego, CA 92101 
Hours per week: up to 20 hours during school and up to 40 hours during vacation
Date Posted: July 5, 2022
Internship duration: one year
Internship description: The San Diego Promise Zone covers a 6.4-square-mile targeted area that spans East Village and Barrio Logan east to Encanto and is home to the City’s most culturally rich and ethnically diverse neighborhoods, but also some of the most disadvantaged and underserved communities. More than 80,000 San Diegans live in the Promise Zone, an area where unemployment is high (15.61 percent, pre-pandemic), and poverty is concentrated (39.06 percent). Our promise is to co-create an ecosystem of opportunity and investment through collaboration that addresses systemic racism and inequities to improve the quality of life of Promise Zone residents. We will do this by fostering partnerships with community-serving organizations, government agencies, philanthropic, corporate, and educational institutions with shared goals. 
1. Provide recommendations on framework to institutionalize the Promise Zone as a priority area of investment among all partner agencies.
2. Research best practices on how to co-create investment opportunities and incorporate social impact investing.
3. Provide recommendations on how to strategically expand the engagement of residents, organizations, and neighborhoods not actively involved in PZ.
4. Collaborate with another EDD Division or work unit and recommend one process improvement that would impact access to resources that reduce barriers to those living, working, and going to school in PZ.
5. Identify one area or policy implication in which the City could improve to ensure resiliency of PZ after designation ends.
*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