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Housing Element 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: Housing Element Internship
Industry Sector: Business and Finance
Department Name: Planning
Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
Number of Internships Available: 1
Wage per hour*: 16.38
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: 9485 Aero Dr. San Diego, 92123
Hours per week: up to 20 hours during school and up to 40 hours during vacation
Date Posted: July 26, 2022
Internship duration:  one year
Internship description: The Planning Department is constantly seeking new ways to strengthen our programs and policies that implement the recently adopted Housing Element.  Developing new analytical frameworks that focus on socioeconomic data is an important facet of the planning process and is critical to ensuring that our policies and procedures are data-informed and address issues of social equity in housing policy.  The Planning Department is seeking a highly motivated intern, for a duration of 12 months (20-25 hours / week) who can aid with strengthening our analytical framework in support of Housing Element implementation.
1. Assist planning staff in researching and developing socioeconomic analytical approaches that will assist the formulation and implementation of housing policy. 
2. Aiding staff with reviewing existing housing policies within the city, and in compiling best practices from peer cities. 
3. Identifying analysis and data sources needed to strengthen housing policy development and implementation.
4. Aiding with staff in conducting preliminary analysis of new data sources and assisting with data visualization and presentation. 
5. Aiding staff in conducting community outreach and soliciting public feedback on Housing Element implementation.
The intern will develop a stronger understanding of how cities implement housing elements. Specifically, the housing intern will achieve the following goals:
1. Learn how housing elements are structured and implemented
2. Identify new databases used for socioeconomic analysis
3. Develop an analytical framework to aid with policy formulation
4. Develop analytical skills and community outreach skills.
*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 JTRYAN@SANDIEGO.GOV.