Sempra     SDG&E



Accounting and Finance internship and rotation program

See yourself at Sempra

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.

Internship program(3 months*) Successfully
Your future
in accounting
and finance
Rotation program(full-time,
3 years)

Internship program

12-week paid internship

  • Focus in on one department
  • Gain practical work experience
  • Mentorship from staff and management
  • Technical and industry training
  • Early application into our Accounting and Finance Rotation Program

Rotation program

Program benefits

  • Three-year program with annual rotations in various departments
  • Be part of a high-performance team
  • Develop your skills
  • Learn about the energy industry
  • Grow your professional network
  • Present to senior leaders
  • Participate in mentorship programs
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Work/life balance and stability
  • Socially responsible company
  • Work across Sempra companies including SDG&E

Rotations are offered in 30+ departments, including:

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Financial accounting
  • Investor relations
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial reporting
  • Corporate development
  • Planning and analysis
  • Risk management
  • Billing and operations
  • Regulatory accounting
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Sustainability
  • Supply management

Program preferences

How to apply

If you have questions or need assistance, please email Jennifer Abramson, Senior HR and Staffing Advisor, at [email protected].
Applications will open again in Fall 2024.

About Sempra

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 to learn more.

The Sempra family of companies

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.


By the numbers

20,000 employees

Serving approximately 40M customers

5 companies to explore

5 companies to explore

$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

25 years advancing sustainable business practices

32,000 hours volunteered by employees in 2022


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

Ixchel Rivas Torres


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.

Zackary Hughes
University of San Diego & Eastern University

Zackary Hughes


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

Allana Kelly Gonzalez


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.

Gabriel Botkin
Gonzaga University

Gabriel Botkin


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.

Alana Norman
Spelman College

Alana Norman


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.

Lorenzo Carriedo
California State University San Marcos

Lorenzo Carriedo


How am I placed in different 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.

How do I get a mentor?

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.

What kind of training do I receive?

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.

What opportunities do I have for growth?

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.

What if I want to study further?

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 to learn more.

Can I only get into the rotation program if I start as an intern?

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.

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