San Francisco YouthWorks (YW) is a unique high school internship program that provides youth with paid work experience to develop their readiness for work and promote interest in public service careers. Since 1997, YW has served over 7,500 youth from every neighborhood in San Francisco.

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San Francisco YouthWorks Will be Hiring for the Summer 2016 Session in March!

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SF YouthWorks offers paid internships in City Government ($12.25-13.00/hour). Interns can work up to 20 hours a week during the Summer 2016 session (June -August).

2016 Summer Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Entering the 11th or 12th grade for the 2016/2017 school year
  • Live AND go to school in San Francisco
  • Be able to work at least 16 hours per week, Monday—Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm
  • Be able to participate for the entire session (June – August) and not miss more than a week of work
  • Be able to present original documents to meet YouthWorks’ requirements

Required documents are:

  • Social Security (must be original and signed)
  • Picture ID (CA ID, School ID, Passport, etc.)
  • Proof of Age (if ID does not list birth date)
  • Valid Permanent Residents / Alien Card (if applicable)

Applications will be released on March 14, 2016 online and at our office located at 2012 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115. Priority will be given to applications received by April 08, 2016 before 5:00pm

Please feel free to contact SF YouthWorks at (415) 202-7913 or email us at info@sfyouthworks.org if you have any questions or would like to request an application workshop for a group of 10 or more.


About SF YouthWorks

San Francisco YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program that teaches young people crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. Within our program, 11th and 12th-grade students work in paid internships with San Francisco city employees.

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:


“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

SF YouthWorks ⋅ 2012 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 ⋅ 415-202-7911 ⋅ fax: 415-563-7137