Interning, Learning and Researching

Over the next two months, YouthWorks interns will be researching, assembling and presenting projects about the work of the city departments where they are interning.  Individual and small groups of interns will be using their creative minds to develop projects that will be used to inform their peers about city government in San Francisco.

Sample projects could include:

  • A marketing pamphlet that explains what a department does and how it helps the people of San Francisco
  • A Powerpoint presentation that describes a recent major challenge faced by a department and shows how the staff addressed it
  • A video of interviews with people in the department about their career paths and current roles in San Francisco government
  • An article, poster or newsletter that present interesting and important details about the department’s work or staff

Each project will be entered into the first annual SF YouthWorks City Department Research Project competition.  Nine projects will be selected by peer voting to be in the final competition.  The final competition will be judged by city leaders who will select winning projects based on how informative and creative they are.

The final competition of the First Annual SF YouthWorks City Department Research Project and Networking event will take place on Monday, April 25th at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium. During the event the nine finalist will be presenting their projects to their fellow interns, mentors, city leaders and other members of the San Francisco community.  The event will also provide an opportunity for interns to network with city leaders, mentors and others.