Jobs & Internships

SDCTA is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. 

Position: Policy Analyst Intern

Job Description: The SDCTA policy analyst intern will research and develop policy briefs on such matters as state and local ballot propositions, taxation, regional transportation, public finance, performance of governmental agencies and major public works projects.  By participating in substantive discussions with various agencies, interns will gain a clear understanding of the structure and process of the many layers of San Diego county governance.  For those students pursing a career in public policy/administration or government affairs, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical work experience.

Although this is an unpaid position, students may earn academic credit for the internship through their university's internship program office.

Qualifications:  The Association is seeking interns with demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and prepare cogent and well-written reports in a timely manner with minimal supervision; understanding of local issues and policy-making processes is helpful.

Political Science, Economics, and Math majors preferred.

Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 8 hours a week for 10 weeks (a commitment of two quarters or one semester is preferred). 

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@sdcta.org.


Position: Marketing Intern

Job Description:  The SDCTA marketing intern will assist with updating website content, preparing bi-monthly newsletters, and planning special events.  S/he will also assist in developing initiatives to attract and retain membership; maintaining the database and membership information kits; researching and responding to member inquiries; and performing other duties as required.

This is the ideal internship for a student pursuing a career in marketing, public relations or non-profit management.

This position requires a 8 hour per week commitment for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Desired experiences and skills include:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to respond to changes in priorities and demands for work
  • Ability to think analytically about issues and express ideas clearly
  • Demonstrated experience working independently under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and writing or creative sample to info@sdcta.org.