Advancing SD Internship Programs

Looking for interns?

We’ll find and pay the talent.*

Through Advancing San Diego, we will provide up to 100 San Diego-based companies (see *eligibility requirements) with paid interns. Applications for summer interns are now closed. Small companies interested in hosting interns in the fields of software engineering and general engineering starting in Fall 2020 may apply now. An additional cohort of marketing/operations sales interns will become available Winter 2020.


Advancing San Diego is funded by
JPMorgan Chase

How it works

  1. YOU create an internship job descriptionyou know what’s best at your company!

  1. Advancing San Diego vets the students and the programs they come fromWe’ve worked to create a list of ‘preferred providers’ – vetted talent providers that companies have deemed effective at helping prepare students for software engineering jobs.

  1. You receive access to a pool of qualified students & recent grads who are interested in opportunities at your companyWe provide ‘matchmaking’ services to help you find the best fit. Interns will go through your hiring process.

  1. Advancing San Diego pays your intern and provides support services to help your intern succeed!No really, we do. In addition to taking care of the wages, select interns may be eligible for a $500 stipend to help with transportation to and from the internship site, attire, training coursework, and more!

Stay tuned for upcoming programming regarding Fall/Winter interns by joining the distribution list!


Company Eligibility Requirements

  • Have an established office in San Diego County
  • Have fewer than 100 employees
  • Possess a need for STEM talent (particularly software engineers, general engineers, and marketing/sales within innovation industries)
  • Commit to a minimum of two interns for a 240 hour internship each
  • Submit an internship project description that outlines a meaningful work experience for students

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a quesitons about the company internships for Advancing San Diego?

Check out the FAQ

Meet the Software Preferred Providers

Preferred Providers are recognized by employers for providing the skills and training necessary for students to pursue jobs or internships in software engineering positions. Students from Preferred Provider programs will come from diverse backgrounds and will be at varying stages of their education journey. Each Preferred Provider was evaluated against a skills-based criteria for entry-level software engineers that was created by employers.

Cal State University San Marcos
MiraCosta College Computer Science Department
San Diego Code School
UC San Diego Extension

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