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Internships

The Mayor's Office has a limited number of internship opportunities in our communications, community engagement and policy departments. Interns perform a wide variety of tasks including assisting the Mayor and mayoral staff. Internships allow students to get a head start on their careers and learn many professional skills including legislative process, public affairs, constituent services and networking. Interns not only have the ability to build their resumes, but also have the opportunity to network with elected, government, civic and business leaders.

What departments in the Mayor's office can I choose to intern in?

  • Communications
  • Community Engagement
  • Policy

Who are good candidates for a Mayor's Office internship?

Good candidates are responsible, self-motivated, and enthusiastic students that are willing to learn.

What is the time commitment?

Internships are offered during the summer, fall or winter school terms. The duration of the internship is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate your schedule. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Interns should be flexible and willing to attend early morning, evening, and weekend events.

What should I wear?

The appropriate attire for the Mayor's office is business formal.

How can I apply?

Please submit your resume to our internship coordinator, John Ly at JLy@sandiego.gov