Jobs and Internships

Transportation Planning Intern- Summer 2019- San Diego

Job Description

Words like – motivated, enthusiastic, collaborative, independent, willingness to learn and take initiative – describe our ideal student candidate.

What’s in it for you?

  • Work with, learn from and be motivated by industry professionals
  • Play an integral role in projects
  • You will be treated like any other member of your team; not “just a student”
  • You will be given as much responsibility as you show us you can handle
  • Direct industry exposure in your field of study
  • Access to our student community – Campus Connext
  • Potential part time employment during the school year and full time permanent opportunities upon graduation

 Where will you be working? The Transportation Planning practice in our San Diego office provides a wide range of opportunity for those interested in the transportation planning field. We have a portfolio of projects, which involve transportation services and facilities, involving the need and justification for new transportation projects (primarily transit), alternatives analysis, GIS analysis, transportation demand management planning, transportation system/network planning and operations, bus rapid transit planning, transportation master plans, and sustainable transportation.


• Research industry best practices for TDM, transit, or traffic analysis
• Conduct traffic operations analysis
• Document and verify field conditions
• Utilize GIS to perform planning level analysis and create maps
• Attend project meetings
• Prepare reports and technical memos
• Support of business development and proposal initiatives


Candidates must be enrolled (undergrad or graduate) in either a City/Urban Planning, Public Administration or Geography program. Candidates must have demonstrable above average oral and written communications skills.

Airports Division Internship

Department Name: Real Estate Assets

Number of Internships Available: 1

Paid or Unpaid: Paid

Hours: 20 hours per week during school, up to 40 hours per week during vacation and breaks

Date Posted: June 6, 2019

Internship duration: One Year

Internship description: This position will assist the Airports Division in GPS field data collection, such as airport real estate mapping, vernal pool mapping and monitoring, field studies of native and non-native plants and animal species, including assisting the Airport Biologist with wildlife hazard assessment surveys, data management, report production.  This position will also use GIS is assisting the airport operations staff and property manage staff with their GIS and mapping needs.

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 onboarding process from posting date.  If you have not received a response 8 weeks after your application, please contact


The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  We’ve run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, and Fair Share Alliance.

This summer, we are running an office in Los Angeles to build support for Environment California’s campaign to ban polystyrene, or what most folks call styrofoam.

For decades our society has depended on products that we don’t need, and have known that we shouldn’t be using – like foam cups and take out containers These products end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans where they injure and kill birds and marine animals, like sea turtles.

We need to pass a statewide ban on polystyrene to protect our environment. We are working to give our elected senators and assembly members the support and backing from the public that they need to stand up to powerful special interests.

We are hiring staff this summer to build public support to defend the places that we love, the air we breathe, and the water we drink! As paid campaign staff, you  will build grassroots power, learn the building blocks of political organizing, and work closely with our senior staff management team.

This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience and making up to $20/hour.

Fill out the form here to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available.

The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST 

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Geographic Information Systems Analysts perform the design, operation, and administration functions related to the development and analysis of various Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data pertaining to the County of San Diego. This is the journey level class.

Incumbents serve the GIS program by employing the GIS methods, techniques, and tools used to conduct spatial data analysis and to interpret and report on analysis results.  Additionally, GIS Analysts are expected to employ their knowledge of relational databases, software licensing, programming techniques, data compilation and conversion, documentation, and quality assurance processes.

Geographic Information Systems Analyst positions are allocated to various departments throughout the County of San Diego.

More information can be found here:

C2C Live Well San Diego Southeastern Internship Program

The County of San Diego is seeking to develop a pipeline of local talent for its upcoming Southeastern San Diego Live Well Center. The Live Well Internship program will provide job training to 75 youth in the area, followed by paid internships for 50 of those youth to work in the County’s Health and Human Services Agency, and opportunities for interns to apply for long-term employment with the County.

In addition to training provided by the San Diego Workforce Partnership and case management from Access, youth who are selected as interns may receive business clothing from Banana Republic and transportation assistance.


  • 18-24 years old
  • Live in Southeastern San Diego (eligible neighborhoods below)
  • Have flexible availability in the summer

If the program receives more applications than it has capacity to accept, priority of service will take effect. This means space will be reserved for foster youth, youth living in households with low-to-moderate income (income table below), and youth who are not enrolled in school.

All program participants will be asked to complete a background check, but criminal backgrounds will not necessarily prevent you from participating in the program. Many of the internship opportunities available are open to individuals with certain criminal backgrounds.


All participants should primarily reside in one of these neighborhoods:

Alta Vista
Bay Terraces
Barrio Logan
Broadway Heights
Chollas View
Emerald Hills
Lincoln Park
Logan Heights
Mount Hope
Mountain View
Oak Park
Paradise Hills
Skyline Hills
Valencia Park

More information and application available at:


GIS Analyst

About the Job

We are seeking a full-time entry-level GIS Analyst to join our GIS team. The GIS Analyst will based in the Environmental division, but provide support for all disciplines in the firm. This position will be based in our Encinitas office.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Creates hard copy and digital map products using ArcGIS for various reports, meetings and exhibits to clients, jurisdictions and end-users
  • Creation, maintenance and QA/QC of geographic data sets using ArcGIS including digitizing, editing, research, editing of attributes and merging of data from different sources, applications and procedures
  • Operates and maintains a variety of GIS equipment, including, plotters, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and other related equipment
  • Provides GIS support, mobile software integration, spatial analysis, and online Web map/mobile app applications for a range of projects

Education and Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in geography, planning, ecology or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate); applicable work experience/internships preferred.     
  • Demonstrated competence using ESRI’s ArcGIS software applications and extensions.
  • Demonstrated cartographic ability, including design principles and understanding of map creation procedures and standards.
  • Experience working with end-users to determine GIS needs.
  • Demonstrated experience with ESRI Collector, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS online
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate biological, cultural and other environmental resources information from a variety of sources and present the information in map, tabular, chart, written and oral formats.
  • Ability to interpret technical planning drawings.
  • Knowledge or interest in biological resources and planning.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator a plus.

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to over 400 professionals in California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

As an employee owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our office environments are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

Please visit to learn more!



City of San Diego Positions

The City of San Diego’s Planning Department is pleased to announce that it has opened the recruitment lists for the following positions:


An exciting opportunity to join the Transportation & Planning Program at City Heights Community Development Corporation is now available. City Heights CDC is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization in City Heights community of San Diego with a mission to enhance the quality of life in City Heights by working with our community to create and sustain quality affordable housing and livable neighborhoods and foster economic self-sufficiency.
The Transportation & Planning Program (formerly the Active Transportation Program) works to facilitate community-shaped policy/systems/environmental change to achieve livable, active, and healthy neighborhoods in City Heights. In doing so, the Transportation & Planning Program interfaces with agencies and residents, while connecting residents to planning and decision-making opportunities related to active transportation, transit, open space, land use, and parks. The Transportation & Planning Program works to shape plans and advocates to have plans implemented.
City Heights CDC is seeking a Transportation & Planning Program Intern who will be responsible for assisting the Senior Program Manager and Program Coordinator in performing tasks related to the activities of the Transportation & Planning Program, including meeting grant deliverables related to researching the impacts that displacement and gentrification have on the Residential Transit Orientation Index of City of San Diego Transit Priority Area communities.

More information can be found at:

Job Opening with the Port of San Diego: