POWER YOUR CAREER
Accounting and Finance Internship and Rotation Program
Are you looking for the direct path to your finance or accounting career? At Sempra and San Diego Gas & Electric, we provide the resources and opportunity to transform bright students into confident, well-rounded, valuable employees with a strong network of accounting and finance connections.
12-week paid internship in one department and an opportunity to showcase your abilities as a potential candidate for our post-graduation, three-year rotation program.
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Ongoing authorization to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship
Interns must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
Rotation candidates must be a graduate of a bachelor's or master's program in Accounting, Finance or Economics
If you have questions or need assistance, please email Colleen McKnight, Sr. HR & Staffing Advisor.
Sempra's mission is to be North America's premier energy infrastructure company. With more than $60 billion in total assets reported in 2019, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra companies' more than 18,000 employees deliver energy with purpose to over 35 million consumers worldwide.
Sempra has been consistently recognized for its leadership in sustainability and diversity and inclusion, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index. The company was also named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for 2021 by Fortune Magazine.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)®
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PXiSE Energy Solutions
I chose to work at Sempra because of its presence within the San Diego community. The company gives me an opportunity to be proud of the work that I do and I look forward to coming to work every day.
The interview process from one rotation to the next. This has developed my interviewing skills and gave me confidence to speak to other department managers. I learned a lot about other groups and the company in general through the process.
I would definitely recommend the program, because you are given exposure and work normally reserved for experienced employees. The program puts you in a position to shine early in your career, which can lay the foundation for success long term.
Sempra is a great company to work for because they truly care about their employees and continually invest to help them succeed. Through internal and external training, mentoring, and rotations, the program gives you invaluable cross-functional experience.
If you are adaptable and a quick learner, the rotation program will be a great place to discover your strengths and interests to cultivate your long term career aspirations.
This program is definitely helping my career. Because of events and the program reputation, many managers, directors, and executives know us by name. I am also gaining a broad knowledge of Sempra and SDG&E which is important to career advancement within the company.
The opportunity to work in multiple departments in a compact period of time. This has provided great networking opportunities with managers from a wide range of departments.
Placements are determined through a formal interview process. When preparing for annual rotations, program participants select the departments they wish to interview with based on their professional goals. Participants are given an opportunity to interview for the rotation position in the selected department. Following the interviews, feedback is collected, and the rotation program steering committee does final matching of employees to departments.
All rotation participants are paired with mentors upon joining the program. Mentors are experienced Sempra employees who are familiar with the program. Participants are then given the opportunity to regularly meet with their mentors to learn and grow within the company. Sempra also has a corporate-wide mentorship program available to all employees. Rotation participants are able to apply for participation in this program as well.
Within each department employees are given specific training to be successful in their jobs. This is done through a combination of on-the-job and technical training, if required. The rotation program also provides all members other types of training, to support personal and professional growth. This includes advanced Excel, effective presentations, business writing, critical thinking, and other soft skills that will support a successful career.
Sempra is a large, diverse company with many departments and projects. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills, become high-functioning employees and advance throughout the company. Sempra also supports cross-functional skills. After the formal entry-level rotation program is completed, participants are encouraged to apply for any open positions for which they are qualified. Sempra management is very supportive of this; managers and mentors are available to provide further guidance.
Sempra strongly encourages and supports further education and development. Financial and other support is available for program participants who actively work on accounting and finance certifications, such as the CPA and CFA, during their three-year rotation. The company also has a tuition reimbursement program to help fund educational advancement in a masters or MBA program. Visit sempra.com/careers to learn more.
Although we heavily rely on our internship as an extended interview process for the rotation program, we often hire recent graduates into the program who have not completed an internship. We interview students in their senior year and often have great success finding capable graduates to join our program.