"Having an experience in city government will give students great perspectives on their own careers and open up a whole new range of options for their futures." - Supervisor John Avalos, 2014
Internships for youth
San Francisco YouthWorks provides an enriching employment experience for high school students throughout San Francisco. Since 1997, SF YouthWorks has placed more than 7,500 youth in paid internships within San Francisco city government.
In a supportive environment
Each intern works closely with a mentor who is a city employee, gaining essential job skills and learning about public service careers. SF YouthWorks staff members oversee every internship to ensure a successful experience for both interns and mentors.
Where interns gain job skills and explore careers in public service
In addition, SF YouthWorks provides workshops and activities that teach interns job readiness and help them explore opportunities for public service careers. Participants have the option to intern in more than 30 city departments, such as the Department of Public Health, the District Attorney's office and the Board of Supervisors (for a full list of departments, see our About page).
Learn more about our mission and program by watching this video featuring youth interns, mentors, and YouthWorks staff:
SF YouthWorks ⋅ 2012 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
415-202-7911 ⋅ fax: 415-563-7137