Supervisor Joel Anderson's Internship Program

Supervisor Joel Anderson is bringing his award-winning internship program from the State Senate to the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County. Currently, he has a limited number of internship opportunities in his El Cajon District Office (ECDO) as well as the County Administration Center (CAC).

Frequently Asked Questions

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This is an opportunity for you to get involved in the public policy process, develop job skills, and get a head-start on your career. In our office you will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment, build your resume, and network with elected officials and business leaders. Also, this opportunity may fulfill your community service and internship requirements.

Supervisor Anderson’s office is a customer service organization. Our office works to respond quickly to the needs of all of our district’s constituents. For nearly 650,000 unincorporated residents in District 2, the County is their only form of local government. In addition, our office actively participates in community events and works hard to establish solid relationships with local business and community leaders. Interns in Supervisor Anderson’s office will be intimately involved in the implementation of programs that work to accomplish all these important goals. Interns will also have an opportunity to aid with analyzing and developing policy proposals. 

Your responsibilities range from essential office tasks, policy research, constituent correspondence, working with government agencies, research projects, aiding in community outreach programs, maintaining, and operating databases, public speaking, attending community events on behalf of the Supervisor, and creating and presenting certificates of recognition. We also have a media department where interns have the opportunity to research, write, and polish articles and stories for publication in local newspapers, our newsletter, and select Online outlets.

The internship program requires a 125-hour commitment. Scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate your school, work, and prior commitments. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Interns should be flexible and willing to attend early morning, evening, and weekend events along with various training sessions held throughout the year.

Supervisor Joel Anderson’s Internship Coordinator, Michelle Surakhanova, can be reached via email at or by phone at (619) 441-4327. 


Please use the form below to submit your application to Supervisor Anderson's internship program.
You may also download the application, fill it out, and send it to our staff by email or by mail.

Contact Information

Emergency Contact (All) or Parent/Guardian Contact (If Minor)




Additional Information (Office)

Will you receive credit for this internship?
If yes, would you be willing to drive to district events?

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Additional Documents

Please provide us with a copy of your résumé. If you are under 18, you may submit a cover letter instead of a résumé)

Certification Statements

I understand that once I am formally designated as a County of San Diego Volunteer, I am subject to all rules and regulations governing the program, as set forth by the County of San Diego.
I certify that the information contained in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that any false statement is grounds for immediate dismissal from this legislative internship program.