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HUD Programs Internship


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 allow you to learn how a vast organization like the City of San Diego manages its financial commitments and more. 

Internship Title: HUD Programs Internship
Industry Sector: Business and Finance
Department Name: Economic Development
Expected Fill Date: September 2022
Preferred Education Level (Currently enrolled in): Graduate School
Number of Internships Available: 2
Wage per hour*: 15.75-16.36 depending on education level (5% raise expected July 2023)
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 3rd Ave San Diego, CA 92101
Hours per week: up to 20 hours during school and up to 40 hours during vacation
Date Posted: September 8, 2022
Internship duration: one year
Internship description: The purpose of the internship through the Employ and Empower grant is to provide meaningful job experience in the Economic Development Department that will help connect interns to their community while participating in community revitalization efforts. Two Interns will work within the HUD Programs team of the Community Development Division (CDD), specifically the Project Management and Policy & Performance Teams. HUD Programs administers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds allocated to the City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The seven Consolidated Plan goals for these HUD entitlement grant programs include job readiness and economic development programs; public infrastructure and nonprofit facility needs; affordable housing; homelessness; and services for vulnerable populations. Responsibilities and Projects will include the following:

1. Implementation of Nonprofit Academy
2. Creation of Quarterly Fair Housing Newsletter
3. Needs Assessments
4. Website management
5. Updating Operating Manuals
6. Consolidated Plan Updates
7. Creation of publications and other materials for community engagement

Recommendations on enhancements or priority focus for the next five-year plan based on needs assessment, best practices, and funding projections.
Opportunity to work directly with nonprofits serving the community through implementation of Nonprofit Academy; provide 2-3 policy recommendations on how City can better advocate for critical tools/resources
Identify 1-2 process improvements related to citizen participation processes (language barriers, access to data, equity, and inclusion)
Creation of Fair Housing Newsletter and other publications and media
*To confirm your eligibility for the Employ + Empower Grant please fill out the Internship Eligibility section in the application as completely as possible.
Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic program. Please select the school name in the 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 onboarding process from the posting date. If you have not received a response 8 weeks after your application, please contact TLWILLIAMS@SANDIEGO.GOV.