Summer Interns Explore Career Options

This summer’s YouthWorks interns had the opportunity to attend career exposure events in order to learn about careers in public service.  Small groups of youth traveled to public departments throughout the City to explore career options. The diversity of events represent the broad nature of employment opportunities within San Francisco City government.
This summer’s career awareness events included:
  • A visit to a 911 call center gave interns the opportunity to explore the complex technological systems used in emergency management.
  • A group of interns participated in a series of interviews with city fiscal leaders and administrators to hear about their career pathways, challenges, and accomplishments. Speakers included Deputy Controller Monique Zmuda, Supervisors Scott Wiener and Ross Mirkarimi, and City Treasurer Jose Cisneros.
  • Interns interested in architecture and engineering attended a tour of the Bureau of Architecture and were able to explore how the City of San Francisco organizes and implementats repairs and construction of public structures.
  • YouthWorks participants interested in careers in health met with a group of speakers who addressed the diversity of careers in the field of childrens’ public health.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Cable Car Museum enabld youth to learn about the inner workings of an important San Francisco landmark.
  • Interns interested in the field of law were able to visit the Public Defender’s office, observe a portion of a criminal case in court, and meet with San Francisco Superior Court Judge Bruce Chan.
YouthWorks greatly appreciates those City employees who continue to support us in exposing youth to careers in public service.

Career exposure events pictured below:  Interns visiting the Bureau of Architecture with Rommel Taylor; at the Cable Car Museum; with City Treasurer Jose Cisneros; meeting Public Defender Jeff Adachi.