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 SDG&E, 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
Rotations are offered in 30+ departments, including:
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 Jennifer Abramson, Senior HR and Staffing Advisor, at [email protected].
Applications will open again mid-September 2023.
Sempra’s mission is to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. With more than $79 billion in total assets reported in 2022, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra companies’ 20,000 employees deliver energy with purpose to approximately 40 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 2023 by Fortune Magazine.
Sempra offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Visit sempra.com/careers to learn more.
The Sempra companies are on a collective mission to build North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. Every day, our teams innovate, collaborate and adapt in order to deliver energy with purpose to nearly 40 million consumers across North America who rely on us for energy.
Our growth platforms are strategically positioned in attractive markets in North America. These locations are among the leaders in solar and wind production and lower-carbon fuels, supporting the clean energy transition.
Serving approximately 40M customers
$79 billion in total assets
Approximately 300K miles of transmission and distribution lines
Approximately 300K miles of transmission and distribution lines
10+ awards for diversity and inclusion efforts
Why did you come to work for the Sempra family of companies?
I came to work at Sempra because I love the culture that exists within the company. The teams that I have been a part of while I was an intern and now as part of the rotation program have always welcomed me and created a positive and encouraging environment that has pushed me to learn and develop myself professionally.
Ixchel Rivas Torres
University of California San Diego
Would you recommend this program and why?
I would recommend the rotational program to recent college graduates because of the diverse experience that you will receive in an environment that constantly presents new opportunities.
University of San Diego & Eastern University
What is your favorite part of the program?
The program has given me the opportunity to work in different areas of the company and has helped me acquire new technical skills.
Allana Kelly Gonzalez
San Diego State University
How has the program helped your career?
The program has helped my career by providing valuable experiences, skill development, networking opportunities, and a competitive edge in the job market, all of which can contribute to the advancement of my career.
What do you most enjoy about working for the company?
I enjoy being part of a company that promotes diversity and seeks to create an inclusive environment.
Which of our company values resonates with you the most and why?
Shape the future! As a San Diego native, I have a vested interest that my community prospers. SDG&E is a recognized industry leader in wildfire prevention and mitigation. I am proud to have played a part in the company’s wildfire mitigation efforts and I am optimistic that we will continue to shape the future for good.
California State University San Marcos
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 usage, 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/benefits 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.