Internships - Transportation and Storm Water

Floodplain & Asset Management Internship-2 Paid

Internship Title: Floodplain & Asset Management Internship

Department Name: Transportation and Storm Water


Number of Internships Available: 2

Paid or Unpaid: Paid

Hours: We prefer interns to start between 7 and 8am and be available for 6-8 hours to allow sufficient time for field and/or office work.  However, we are flexible and will work with them to balance their school and work schedule.

Date Posted: May 20, 2019

Internship duration: One Year

Internship description: The Floodplain & Asset Management Section of the City of San Diego, Transportation and Storm Water Department is responsible for overseeing the City's storm water infrastructure.  This includes knowing what we own, their locations and condition, and maintaining that information in a way that is accessible and useful to other City staff.  The management intern positions are filled by students seeking a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in civil engineering, environmental, construction or related fields of study.  Interns assist staff with GIS research, contributing to reports and presentations, preparing exhibits, advanced GIS analysis and some investigative fieldwork.  Duties include:

  • desktop, field, and administrative support tasks related to floodplain and asset management
  • research and reporting on data
  • data entry
  • collecting and verifying GPS and GIS data
  • maintaining clean workspaces and vehicles
  • fieldwork involves driving, hiking, heavy lifting (e.g. manhole lids), hazardous conditions (e.g. heat/cold, snakes, ticks, wildlife, poison oak), soiled water (you never know what gets flushed down the storm drain), sunshine, beaches, streams, and rivers
  • interns assist in the office with data entry and other administrative tasks, using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ArcGIS

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