The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy and advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. It is a nonprofit organization supported by more than 325 member companies representing the top employers in the Bay Area and a staff of 36 employees. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives in the Bay Area.

In a recent anonymous employee survey, colleagues said they like working at the Council because of:


We engage business and civic-minded leaders to solve the most challenging regional issues to ensure the Bay Area is the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive and globally competitive place in the world.

Current Opportunities

Policy Manager, Transportation Focus

The Bay Area Council is looking for a bright, energetic and committed leader to serve as a Policy Manager, with specific focus on transportation issues. The Policy Manager is a member of the public policy team, responsible for managing and implementing independent projects, as well as supporting one or more Senior Vice Presidents in all aspects of their respective policy functions, shaping policy that affects millions of Bay Area and California residents. The Policy Manager will be assigned lead responsibility for one or more policy area or policy project.

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Internship Opportunities

Intern or co-op student needed to provide research, analytical, communications, marketing, planning and administrative support to this public policy advocacy organization for the Bay Area business community.  Support for the organization’s global initiative, including promoting trade and investment between China and California may also be involved.  Assignments may range from public policy research and analysis, program design, market research, trade and investment promotion, foundation funding analysis and requests, website content development, event management, and database development.  Administrative support such as coordinating mailings, managing contact lists, and arranging meetings will also be involved, but will not be a major part of the workload.


Interns will have the opportunity to attend Council events and policy committee meetings to see first-hand how the Council and its CEO-level members engage with stakeholder groups in the shaping of public policy for the region.
The work environment is a highly professional office located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District.
The internship is unpaid.


Summer:  Full-time (30-40  hours per week) for a two to six month period
Fall-Spring-Winter:  Full-time and part-time schedules are available (15-40 hours per week)
Applicants please submit cover letter with resume to  No telephone inquiries please.

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