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. 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.


The Bay Area Council is seeking interns to provide research, analytical, communications, marketing, planning, and administrative support for its various initiatives. 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, social media creation, event management, and database development.

Interns will have the opportunity to attend Council events and policy committee meetings to see first-hand how the Council and its business leaders engage with stakeholder groups in shaping the future of public policy in the region.

The work environment is a highly professional office located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District.

The internship is unpaid; however, academic credit will be offered.


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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