EDC Internship Program

Internship Program Overview

San Diego Regional EDC and our Foundation offer a competitive internship program that provides students with valuable experience in economic development, marketing and communications, research, and more. An independently funded non-profit organization, EDC promotes the San Diego business community, facilitates business expansion in a variety of industries, and supports the diverse talent pool that drives their success, and is dedicated to rebuilding a post-pandemic economy that is more inclusive and resilient than before so prosperity reaches more people.

EDC values diversity of thought, experience, and perspectives, and encourages individuals with non-traditional backgrounds to apply for these positions. We are a passionate group of professionals committed to supporting inclusive economic growth in San Diego, and are especially interested in applicants who are eager to learn and join us in this important work.

Please read the descriptions below and follow the application instructions. Note:

  • Use the forms to apply for open positions.
  • No unsolicited calls or emails regarding the internship program.
  • The following are paid, part-time internship positions.
  • Availability of up to 15 hours per week and proof of vaccination is required.

EDC’s internship program is currently closed to applications. Follow us on LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information on careers at EDC.

Please no unsolicited calls or emails regarding employment or internship opportunities.

Future Opportunities

Applications for the following positions are not currently open, but may become available in future programs. Please sign up for the mailing list below to be notified when these applications open.

EDC’s Economic Development Intern will support the Economic Development team in executing programs, economic research projects, virtual and in-person events/meetings, and support the team in economic data collection to help highlight San Diego’s economic strengths. This position reports to the Coordinator, Economic Development.

This is a part-time internship position paying $15 per hour, up to 15 hours per week.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties
Project and Program Support
– Support the implementation of plans, strategies and activities that support the growth of San Diego’s economy.

  • Support the economic development team on projects, programs, meetings, and events.
  • Provide administrative support for company project work.
  • Maintain internal economic development databases and business resources.

Research – Responsible for collecting and analyzing data on San Diego’s economy.

  • Assist with data collection, analysis, and writing of in-depth industry-specific reports.

Marketing/Communications – Support the economic development programs and projects with communication pieces to inform companies, investors, board members and partners.

  • Track relevant news related to business growth in San Diego.

Administration – Support the staff at EDC with office management tasks.

  • Assist the coordinator staff with inquiry and request responses.
  • Assist with data and information maintenance.

Key Qualifications

  • Recent grad or current student studying economics, business, political science, international relations, urban planning, statistics/data analytics, finance, journalism, marketing, communications, and/or related fields.
  • Self-directed and motivated team player with ability to manage multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please, no unsolicited resumes or applications via email or phone. 

This internship program is made possible by donations to our 501(c)3. If you are interested in contributing, contact Jennifer Storm.

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Jennifer Henry Storm
Jennifer Henry Storm

Executive Director, Foundation