Opportunities at SDCTA

Full Time Positions

SDCTA has the following openings:

Policy Analyst


SDCTA has a robust internship program for both undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on experience with local public policy research, nonprofit operational management, and external and internal engagement.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please see the below current openings for more information.

Current Openings

Policy Analyst Internship
Business Operations Internship
Public Affairs Internship
Historical Research and Policy Internship

Internship Testimonials

“I would definitely recommend this internship to other students. The staff at the organization is super friendly and great to work with. Also, there is plenty of autonomy, so you will get out of it what you put into it.”

Adam Schmit, Former Intern
Junior at UC San Diego

“It was a pleasant experience working with the staff. I got the opportunity to really get involved and also to work independently. Overall, I have gained a lot of local policy-making knowledge and have made friends with my mentor and fellow interns. Definitely a good time working with everyone.”

Chuyue Zhang, Former Intern
Sophomore at UC San Diego

“[SDCTA internships are] a good experience for students hoping to improve their skills in quantitative methods and to more deeply understand the local policy process.”

Aaron Mannis, Former Intern
First year Masters student at University of Gothenburg