Jobs and Internships

Encinitas is looking to fill a non-benefitted 1000-hour contract position for a GIS Technician. Schedule can be flexible and hourly pay ~ $21.00 hour. For those interested please email a resume to Job details below.


 The City of Encinitas has an open (contract position) for a GIS Technician. The candidate for this position should have good people skills and will work in an environment focused on enterprise business solutions. The position is focused on GIS; however it will include additional duties such as helpdesk response, some web site support and updates, general software troubleshooting, and other potential ad-hoc duties as assigned. The City of Encinitas IT offers a dynamic and fast paced environment with a strong team approach – ability to multi-task required.

Examples of duties/qualifications:

  • Internal and external communication with staff and outside agencies/ customers
  • Good customer service skills
  • Prior intern practicum experience preferred, prior editing experience preferred
  • Interpreting and “reading” of As-Built drawings
  • Data Maintenance, such as:

o   Land Records (parcel fabric experience a plus)

o   City Assets

o   Addresses

  • Map requests
  • Digital data requests
  • Mailing list requests
  • General GIS support for staff
  • GPS unit and Collector for ArcGIS support
  • Additional support for GIS-based applications
  • Minor web site administration and content updates
  • General Helpdesk tickets, not necessarily related to GIS
  • Other duties as assigned

David Van Pelt | IT Supervisor

Business Applications/GIS

City of Encinitas


Assistant Estimator Job Description

Great Opportunity for Graduating Seniors in LA

Interested in being a Regional Planning Assistant for Los Angeles? See the link below!

Paid Storm Water Planning Internships
City of San Diego – Transportation & Storm Water Department

The Storm Water Division of the Transportation and Storm Water Department is looking to fill five (5) intern positions. These positions are anticipated to start as early as late July 2018 and may last up to one (1) year, while enrolled in school. Preference is given to candidates who desire a year-long work experience. Please personalize your cover letter for the application (there is the capability to post three different letters if you are applying to multiple internships). The internship positions are described in the attache flyer:

2018 SWD Internship Flyer_Combined

City of San Jose Planner Position

The Planning Division for the City of San Jose is currently recruiting for multiple entry level to experienced planners as our division continues to grow. The job description is attached and available at the following link: This recruitment will close June 1st.

City of San Jose Planner I.II.III position

CivicSpark Fellowships!

Interested in getting real-world experience in the sustainability and water fields? Would you like to effect positive change at the local level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, may be right for you!

CivicSpark places 90 Fellows for 11 months throughout California to help build the capacity of local governments’ to address community resilience issues in three thematic tracks:

The CivicSpark program is a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to take a gap year to gain professional experience in the sustainability and water fields, as well as knowledge of the public sector space.
Apply now to be a CivicSpark Fellow for the 2018-19 service year! If you’re interested in learning more, register for our final Fellow Informational Webinar, set for May 21st from 3-4 pm PDT to hear about the program and our application process, and ask any questions you may have. The priority deadline for Fellow applications is June 1, 2018. Applications will be received on a rolling basis after this date.

Learn More and Apply

Register for a Webinar


Logan Heights Community Development Corporation-Part Time Position

Great Opportunity for recent graduates!

Logan Heights Community Development Corporation –San Diego, CA

$15 – $20 an hour – Part-time
Essential Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.

· Coordinates day-to-day operations related to economic development activities, including but not limited to the business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts as well as general marketing and media communications as it relates to the Central Village Business Association (CVBA).

· Organize projects and marketing strategies by working with Logan Heights CDC staff and business leaders, determining needs, analysing trends, scheduling and coordinating meetings, implementing strategies, preparing and submitting reports, and developing solutions and strategy analysis.

· Facilitates, implements and evaluates operations of specific assigned programs; examples include entrepreneurial training programs, CVBA, and special events.

· Builds and maintains community relationships by representing Logan Heights CDC, reporting and/or presenting to the community groups, and serving on various committees.

· Conducts research and surveys to identify emerging needs, trends, and services related to Logan Heights, and compiles and analyzes data.

· Conducts business retention visits, compiles data resulting from visits, logs all relevant data, and reports regularly on trends with recommendations as to programs or policies to assist in business support.

· Designs and implements marketing and/outreach materials to ensure public exposure to program offerings through print publication design, web site editing, social media, e-newsletters, direct mail and other applicable mediums.

· Documents, tracks and generates reports through a client-tracking database.

· Assists in developing, utilizing and monitoring program budget.

· Identifies funding sources for programs; participates in writing and administering grants.

· Ensures project compliance with applicable internal and external requirements.

· Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hour


  • economic development: 3 years (Preferred)

Apply here:

WRCOG is Hiring!

Staff Analyst – Communications & Special Projects
Join our team! We are seeking qualified candidates for the following position:
Staff Analyst I – Communications & Special Projects

The Communications & Special Projects Staff Analyst will work on a variety of projects in WRCOG’s Transportation & Planning Department and across the Agency.  S/he will be responsible for duties in areas ranging from government relations, communications, and event planning, to regional planning, policy, and program development.

Filing Deadline: May 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST.
For more information on this job opportunity, contact Andrea Howard at or (951) 405-6751.




Founded in 1961, PCI is an international development and humanitarian assistance organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and currently operates in 16 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Sectoral focus areas include humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management; health and nutrition; water and sanitation; food and livelihood security; and disease prevention and mitigation. With a staff of over 800 around the world, PCI serves approximately 11.5 million people annually.

Below you can find four internships with PCI

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Technology


This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience at an international development non-government organization with a focus on technology for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL). The intern will help develop MERL technology training resources and disseminate them to PCI staff at headquarters and country offices. By developing training resources, the intern will help PCI achieve its goal of having 100% of its country programs using mobile technology for data collection. The intern will also have the opportunity use the resources they develop to provide remote training to project field staff. The intern will work within the MERL unit and be supervised by the ICT Officer. This is a paid internship.

  • Working closely with the ICT Officer, develop MERL Technology training resources for use by PCI staff, with a specific focus on the mobile data collection application called CommCare
  • Create content such as video tutorials, blog posts, and interactive guides on PCI’s internal mobile technology website
  • Work closely with the ICT Officer and other MERL staff to help organize and facilitate in-person trainings at the headquarters office and remote trainings of field staff to use technology for MERL
  • Create innovative ways to facilitate learning through the use of new media around current MERL technology platforms being used by PCI
  • Work with MERL staff and other units to promote the use of technology for MERL
  • Work with the ICT Officer to raise awareness across the organization about PCI’s mobile technology website, and update it to improve usability



  • Must be current student pursuing a masters or other post-graduate degree in public health, international development, social sciences or other relevant field
  • Working knowledge and understanding of international development required, including program monitoring, evaluation, research and/or applied learning
  • “Tech-savvy” with ability and desire to learn new platforms and technologies for data collection, management and presentation
  • Working knowledge, skills, and experience in applied research methods, including survey design and primary data collection preferred
  • Experience with Excel formulas and macros or experience with other logic based formulas preferred
  • Ability to communicate and present complex ideas in a clear and concise way to both technical and lay audiences
  • Experience with one or more of the following preferred: Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere and Photoshop) or equivalent, mobile data collection platforms, data visualization platforms and WordPress
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver work on time
  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI



We are looking for dedicated individuals willing to commit approximately 250 hours completed over up to 12 weeks, depending on university requirements and the intern’s availability



If you feel you would be a good fit for this opportunity, please include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying which volunteer/intern opportunity you are interested in, why you are a good fit for the position, and start/end dates of estimated availability
  • Resume or CV

Please apply ASAP as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. Ideally, internships will begin by June 1, 2018, but we are flexible for students based on their academic calendar.

Digital Marketing Intern


Under the supervision of the Digital Marketing Officer, the intern will assist with PCI’s social media efforts and support efforts to raise PCI’s visibility in the digital space. The intern will also assist with other marketing-related tasks to help with PCI’s overall storytelling.


Social Media

  • Draft content for PCI’s social media platforms
  • Assist in posting to PCI’s Instagram account, contributing to Instagram strategy, and growing PCI’s follower base on the platform
  • Assist with social media research and implementation of best practices to grow online presence
  • Assist in identifying current trends or campaigns that are in line with our brand (#BringBackOurGirls, #unselfie, #OrangeUrWorld, etc.)


  • Draft blog content
  • Post content and images to PCI blog using WordPress platform

Digital Asset Management

  • Assist in the development of systems for obtaining and entering stories from the field into an online storytelling system
  • Assist with photo and story uploading and categorizations
  • Clean up digital media archives (images, videos)

Public Relations

  • Maintain PCI’s media distribution lists
  • Increase visibility by sharing PCI events on community calendars

Administrative Tasks

  • Organize and maintain catalog of usable content
  • Archive publications as needed
  • Provide other administrative assistance as needed



  • Current undergraduate or graduate student studying preferably marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or a related field
  • Applicant must be a current student and either able to receive academic credit or able to provide an official letter from the school stating that the internship contributes to intern’s education.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Experience with social media platforms (especially Instagram)
  • Interest in NGOs and international health and development
  • Eye for photography
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Computer skills including WordPress and MS Office
  • Ability to use own computer a plus
  • Video creation/editing experience a plus



  • Spanish proficiency a plus



Flexible schedule of 15 hours per week for a minimum of 16 weeks, some tasks may be able to be performed from home office. This internship is a paid position, located at 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 320, San Diego, CA  92123.




If you feel you would be a good fit for this opportunity, please include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying which volunteer/intern opportunity you are interested in, why you are a good fit for the position, and start/end dates of estimated availability
  • Resume or CV


Please apply ASAP as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. Ideally, internships will begin by June 1, 2018, but we are flexible for students based on their academic calendar.

Sex Trafficking Prevention Initiative



As an organization dedicated to improving community health, promoting women’s empowerment and integrating gender equity throughout its programs, PCI is addressing the problem of human trafficking, more specifically sex trafficking, at local, national, and international levels. Having its roots and headquarters in the San Diego region, PCI is focusing most of its anti-trafficking efforts in the San Diego/Tijuana border region with a particular emphasis on prevention, community awareness and collaboration efforts.  As part of its primary prevention initiatives, PCI implements Girls Only! and Boys Only! a prevention education, group mentoring program designed to promote self-esteem, develop life skills, and inspire positive motivation in at-risk youth aged 8-15 years.

The PCI Sex Trafficking Prevention Internship is a period of professional learning where students currently enrolled in a B.A. or Master’s program can apply theory to practice with colleagues in a professional setting. Through PCI Internships, we hope to contribute to a student’s personal and professional developmental goals and to build their capacity as future leaders of the global health and development sector.  The internship will consist of assignments of short-term professional tasks in support of the Girls Only! and Boys Only! program that will contribute to the overall expansion and support of PCI’s prevention initiatives in the U.S. and Border Region in the areas of research, curriculum building, training and program support, and program evaluation.


  • Literature review and research on evidence-based programs in primary prevention of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of youth
  • Research and documentation of measurement tools for primary prevention programs
  • Support the development of a faciliator’s academy and young professionals working in youth prevention programming
  • Co-facilitate Girls Only or Boys Only youth mentoring groups
  • Support the measurement of the Girls Only or Boys Only program
  • Recommend enhancements and improvements to the Girls Only / Boys Only program



  • Currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution in pursuit of a Bachelors or Master’s program



  • Writing, research, communication skills
  • Knowledge of non-profit/social service work
  • Previous experience working with youth (at-risk youth preferred)
  • Understanding of the problem of sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and/or gender-based violence


Duration: Up to 180 hours (June 15, 2018 – August 15 ,2018)

Days: Flexible

Hours: Flexible


If you feel you would be a good fit for this opportunity, please include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying which volunteer/intern opportunity you are interested in, why you are a good fit for the position, and start/end dates of estimated availability
  • Resume or CV

Please apply ASAP as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. Ideally, internships will begin by June 15, 2018, but we are flexible for students based on their academic calendar.

Finance Internship


The Intern will assist the Finance team with daily, weekly and monthly tasks.  The candidate should possess a general knowledge of basic accounting principles and theory.


  • Assist with accounts receivable, accounts payable and various account analysis and reconciliations
  • Record keeping and file maintenance
  • Provide support to several electronic initiatives
  • Other projects as assigned



  • Undergraduate studies in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and theory
  • Must receive academic credit or be able to provide an official letter from the school stating that the internship contributes to intern’s education
  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI



  • A desire to learn about accounting and the finance operations of an international nonprofit organization
  • Strong analytical skill set and application
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Organization; the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills; the ability to articulate orally and in writing
  • Thoroughness; strong attention to detail and ensures that work is complete and accurate


We are looking for dedicated individuals willing to commit to approximately a 3 month internship up to 25 hours per week during business hours.


If you feel you would be a good fit for this opportunity, please include the following:

  • Cover letter specifying which volunteer/intern opportunity you are interested in, why you are a good fit for the position, and start/end dates of estimated availability
  • Resume or CV

Please apply ASAP as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis. Ideally, internships will begin by May 21, 2018, but we are flexible for students based on their academic calendar.


Beyond the Bomb ACTION CORPS


This past year has made it clear: we cannot trust our political leaders to stop us from going to nuclear war. Whether he’s tweeting “fire and fury” or proposing increasing our arsenal tenfold, the President’s threats and actions have placed our communities and our world in more danger.


We need a movement of trained leaders who will demand their politicians bring us back from the brink of nuclear war, and who will demand an end to weapons that can destroy whole cities.


Each year, we bring together activists from across the country ready to take action in their community to ensure we never go to nuclear war. We’re looking for folks who are ready to dig in to the work: build connections across their campus or city, hold events to educate and mobilize their peers, and ensure nuclear disarmament is a key issue in the upcoming elections.


And we’ll give you the skills to do it! We bring together the whole team in DC each year to train on fundamental campaign skills, the history of the nuclear threat, and the importance of organizing. Our field team mentors organizers throughout the year over the phone, with online resources, and occasionally by helping them hold events in person. This year, organizers will focus on demanding their city council and congressional candidates are in support of checks and balances on the President’s unilateral ability to launch a nuclear weapon whenever, wherever.


Ready to apply? Fill out the application here. A member of the field team will reach out if you are selected for an interview.


Early application deadline May 20th. Application deadline June 10th.

Time commitment is 3-5 hours a week for a year starting in August.

Take Action on Sustainability with CivicSpark!
Are you interested in gaining experience in the sustainability or water field and effecting positive change at the local government level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, and access to opportunities. During the 2018-19 service year, 90 CivicSpark Fellows will support over 100 cities, schools, and other public agencies to implement local sustainability projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, climate action planning, water conservation and drought response, and affordable housing, among others. Fellows gain exceptional career experience, training to become future leaders in California’s response to community resilience issues.
CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience, start their career in the sustainability and water field, and make a lasting impact! Learn more about CivicSpark by attending a Fellow Recruitment Webinar and by visiting our website at Applications for the 2018-19 service year are now being accepted. 
See the attached flyer for more information: 18-19 Fellow Recruitment Flyer

Conservation International

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CI is currently recruiting a GIS Intern for a paid summer internship in our Arlington, VA office. The internship is to take place from June 1st, 2018 thru August 21, 2018.


 The GIS Intern will work on one of the following efforts currently underway at the Geospatial Applications Team:

  •  Implementing a national level investment prioritization for nature-based solutions to climate change, including reduced emissions from deforestations and degradation, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem-based adaptation.
  • Firecast system testing, outreach, and content development.
  • Documenting MCS’s use of technology as part of CI’s “Digital DNA” program.
  • Assist in creation of Story Maps and posters to represent CI projects at the Esri UC.

The GIS Intern will also assist in gathering and distributing routine GIS data and information. As directed, the Intern will generate, collate, organize, maintain and archive GIS data. They will help serve as a technical resource for the Moore Center for Science and help provide decision makers with relevant GIS data needed to make informed decisions, build capacity, and help implement conservation priorities throughout CI.


  • Coordinate administration of a survey to the division, following up with interviews in person or over the phone, and compiling responses into a database; writing a guidance document for continuing this effort throughout CI.
  • Generate GIS digital data, thematic maps, map layouts and other spatial products.
  • Collate and encode spatial data to facilitate data archiving, retrieval and processing.
  • Load and update GIS in existing databases using appropriate software.  Secure data with appropriate backup procedures.
  • Develop maps and related data for inclusion in reports and publications.  Ensure consistency with CI’s intellectual property rights prior to publication and/or release.
  • Assist in providing GIS technical input to planning, project development, report writing, and related activities.
  • Provide user support and technical assistance to LGUs, NGOs, and other partners as directed.
  • As directed, organize technical meetings, manage correspondence and meeting minutes, and coordinate with partners.


Typical office environment.


  • Current Student, pursuing either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Conservation, Environmental Science, Applied Geography, Remote Sensing, or a related field.
  • Experience with ArcGIS, QGIS, and other GIS software.
  • Cartography experience.
  • Ability to clearly document and communicate technical workflows.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with remotely sensed data sources and concepts.
  • Able to work and coordinate in an international environment.
  • Python, Java, R, or GEE scripting preferred.

For more information and to apply please visit: