Become an Intern or Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in serving your Diamond community. The Diamond Business Association’s mission is to create partnerships between business and property owners that promote economic revitalization in the neighborhoods served by Southeastern Diamond Business District.

What are the requirements to become an intern?

You must be an outgoing, self-starter, detail-oriented individual with the ability to multi-task. Interns are expected to assist with various office duties and may be asked to attend community events or outreach to local businesses, so reliable transportation and willingness to travel within the district is a must. A minimum of one semester (3-4 months) commitment is required. Weekly scheduling is flexible.

Why become an intern for the Diamond Business Association?

Interns have the chance to work on a variety of projects ranging from working with business owners on improving their social media skills to helping plan a major street festival. Interning for the DBA can help individuals learn about different business marketing campaigns and activities, gain an overview of the different aspects of running a business and build a track record. A letter of recommendation may be earned upon completion of the program. Though this internship is unpaid, we hope you’ll find the experience, skills, and network gained invaluable.

Download: Internship Application

Fill out the application and send it along with your resume to Program Manager, Karina Velazquez, at

If you would like more information, please contact Program Manager, Karina Velazquez, or (619) 255-3604

Thank you!