Oct 16, 2018

Public Works Intern


Internship Opportunity: Rancho Santa Fe Association

Internship Position: Public Works Intern


Organization Background

The Rancho Santa Fe Association manages the community of Rancho Santa Fe. The Association was incorporated in July of 1927 as a California nonprofit corporation for the purpose of managing the planned community of Rancho Santa Fe. In 1928, property owners entered into a mutual agreement to preserve and maintain the character of the community and its rare landscape features. That mutual agreement was called the “Protective Covenant”, which remains as the principal governing document for the community. Although technically a Homeowners Association, the Rancho Santa Fe Association functions very much like a small city, with a building department, planning department, parks and recreation department, and 24-hour-a-day security services.


Key Responsibilities

Research zoning and other land use information on Covenant properties

Assist in the construction and management of the RSF Connect fiber project

Help coordinate with SFID regarding rate studies, water sources and other projects

Help liaise with SDG&E for possible undergrounding and other projects while staying

informed of future projects

Prepare reports and correspondence with committees, consultants and outside agencies

Assist Association Committees and management with review of local or regional

projects or issues that may impact the Covenant area

Attend occasional meetings with other jurisdictions or agencies that involve issues that

may impact the Covenant area

Work with the County of San Diego on transportation related issues including roadway

maintenance, engineering projects, traffic studies and strategy


Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

Basic knowledge of utility planning and infrastructure

Basic land development practices and permit processes

Telephone, office and online etiquette

Read, understand and interpret maps, grading plans and improvement plans

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Association management,

staff members and outside agency contacts

Utilize computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Provide excellent customer service to Association members

Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions or providing information to the



Additional Information

Desired Hours per Week: 24

Compensation: Yes, depending on experience. Position Start: 10/15/2018 Position End: 12/31/2018

Location: 17022 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067



We are interested in someone who is currently studying or has studied in the Public

Works field.


If you are interested in this internship, please send a resume and cover letter to: Gia Lentini

Rancho Santa Fe Association

17022 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

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