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Data Science Intern

Salary Range:

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Range:
Pursuing Undergraduate Degree: $18.00/hour
Bachelor’s degree or higher: $21.00/hour.

One-year opportunity working 25-29 hours per week.

With the guidance and supervision of senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the data science profession.

Job Responsibilities
-Contribute as a team member to the research, collection, and compilation of project and program data; ensure the accuracy of information; maintain databases and documentation.
-Assist in the collection and processing of data using computer software, including developing and maintaining computerized databases, coding data for computer input, documenting computer data files, writing and running computer programs, and editing and correcting data files after identifying and resolving data inconsistencies.
-Contribute to the preparation of reports, summaries, correspondence, and presentations.
-Assist in various research, analysis, and technical duties related to the maintenance and improvement of complex models such as the land use forecast model used to support regional transportation planning.
-Participate in quality assurance/quality control processes to improve data and model analytic qualities; participate in processes to improve model transparency.

-Undergraduate or Graduate level coursework in business analytics, data science, economics, statistics, or a related field.
-Ability to conduct complex research, collection, compilation, and processing of project and program data.
-Ability to ensure the accuracy of information and participate in the quality assurance and quality control processes.
-Ability to contribute to the preparation of reports, summaries, correspondence, and presentations.
-Advanced computer skills with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Internet research; experience with SQL, R, Python or Java, and concepts of query language are highly desirable.
-Ability to maintain databases and documentation.
-Ability to communicate with various audiences using exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously.
-Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks typical of an entry-level data analytics position.

How to Apply
Interested candidates may apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application. The Employment Application can be downloaded from the SANDAG website at

Email the SANDAG Employment Application to

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at, (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), or fax (619) 699-6905.

Further Information
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.

The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.

SANDAG requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 within 45 days of hire; the COVID-19 vaccine booster also is required within 30 days from the date of hire, or 30 days after becoming eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, whichever is sooner; reasonable accommodation requests will be considered.

SANDAG employees are expected to work in-person in our San Diego office.

Careers at SANDAG
If you are a student or recent graduate, an entry-level Intern position at SANDAG is a great way to launch your career! The agency works on interesting and challenging projects and our managers are dedicated to sharing these experiences and mentoring the next generation of professionals in the industry.

The experience is substantive. If selected for an Intern position, you will be fully integrated into your team and given project responsibilities that are both learning opportunities and a chance for you to contribute to the overall success of the agency. You will enhance your technical knowledge in your chosen field and refine your abilities to collaborate, contribute to high-performing teams, and communicate – skills that are the essence of a successful professional!

Contact Us
401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101-4231
(619) 699-1900 | TTY/TDD: (888) 722-4889