Internships - Transportation and Storm Water

Policy & Enforcement/Think Blue Outreach Internship-2 Paid

Internship Title: Policy & Enforcement/Think Blue Outreach Internship

Department Name: Transportation and Storm Water


Number of Internships Available: 2

Paid or Unpaid: Paid

Hours: Work hours are anytime between  7am and 5pm, but we prefer interns are available for 4-8 hour blocks to allow sufficient time for work.  Nevertheless, we are flexible and will try our best to help you balance your time here with your school schedule. 

Date Posted: May 20, 2019

Internship duration: One Year

Internship description: The City of San Diego has a Municipal Separate Storm Water Sewer System Permit (MS4) issued by the San Diego Regional Water Control Board, which allows the City to convey dry and wet water runoff into receiving waters (rivers, lakes, and ocean).  The Policy & Enforcement Section of the City of San Diego Transportation and Storm Water Department is responsible for providing recommendations for policies, legislation and other regulations regarding the City's MS4 permit, and also enforcing the City's Municipal Code that prohibits discharges into our storm water system (gutter, storm drains and channels).

This section also assists the Communication Department with managing the Storm Water Division's Think Blue Outreach program.  This program provides education and outreach regarding the storm water, water quality and associated subjects.

Management intern positions are filled by students seeking a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in policy, planning, environmental, life sciences, or related field of study.  Interns must be able to work individually as well as part of a small, fast-paced team.  Must have a California Driver's License of the ability to obtain one before the internship begins as we require the ability to drive a city-issued vehicle. 

Intern duties include:

  • review and research properties, policies, legislation and grant opportunities
  • writing reports and summaries
  • data entry, scanning, filing electronic and physical files
  • maintaining databases and spreadsheets
  • assisting Code Enforcement Officers in the field with tasks including water quality sampling and evidence collection
  • Think Blue outreach event preparation and tracking
  • managing educational materials and giveaways
  • other duties as assigned
  • 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