Meet our Preferred Providers of Business Talent and Apply for an Intern

As the year comes to a close, Advancing San Diego partners remain committed to connecting San Diego students to local companies into 2021. We’re excited now to announce our Preferred Providers of business talent, and to open our application round for small companies in need of business interns.

First up: Meet the Preferred Providers of business talent

EDC, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Advancing San Diego partners are excited to announce the following schools as Preferred Providers of business talent. Through a competitive application process, these Preferred Providers are colleges, universities, and certificate programs recognized by local employers for training the next generation of business professionals in San Diego.

Preferred Providers of business talent:

  • CSU San Marcos
  • MiraCosta College
  • National University
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego State University
  • UC San Diego Extension
  • University of San Diego

The Preferred Provider network serves as a resource to better connect employers to locally-serving education programs. Earlier this year, we announced the cohorts of Preferred Providers of software and engineering talent. View the full network of programs on EDC’s Preferred Provider map. Learn more about their respective programs

And finally, Do you need business interns?

We’ll pay them for you.

Through the Advancing San Diego Internship Program, small local companies can host remote business interns at no cost to them. All interns will be sourced from Preferred Provider programs mentioned above and will be paid $20/hour. If you are a small company (<100 employees) interested in hosting business interns in the spring and meet the eligibility criteria, please apply now! Twelve companies will be selected to host interns starting March 2021. Applications will close December 18, 2020.

Hear first-hand testimonials from some of the 34 small businesses who have already hosted interns in our blog series here.

Apply to host interns by December 18!