Welcome to SF YouthWorks

"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


Youth Served Annually


Different Internship Opportunities


SF Neighborhoods Served


Youth Served in the Last 25 Years

Internships for Young People
SF YouthWorks matches high school juniors and seniors with mentors in city government departments throughout San Francisco. This unique relationship allows for young people to gain paid work experience and job skills while mentors gain the necessary support in the workplace from having an intern.  Each year, SF YouthWorks places 450+ youth in paid internships within San Francisco city government departments.

Long Lasting Impact
Interns are exposed to a variety of public service careers and begin creating a network through their mentor and workplace. Mentors are an incredible support system for our youth and are given the opportunity to refine their management, communication and task delegation skills. Mentors can request multiple interns to support them in their jobs. Each Mentor-Intern match have an SF YouthWorks Staff member assigned to case-manage and ensure a successful and productive experience for all. 

Professional Development Workshops
Interns are paid to attend bi-weekly workshops led by their assigned SF YouthWorks Employment Coordinator. Workshops train interns in skills associated with career focused exploration, job skills and allow them to connect with other participants in the program. These sessions allow for the Employment Coordinator to build relationships with each intern to better support them in their internship and future plans.

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

Important Announcement:

The office will be closed until the "shelter in place" directive has been lifted. Please continue to apply for the summer internship online. Paychecks will be available for pickup 1pm-4pm on Fridays.