Internships or Programs for High School Students

Bay Area Video Coalition’s Next Gen Programs

  • Internship for students ages 14-17 who live in San Francisco
  • Learn how to tell your own story through video, music, animation, game design and coding using high-quality equipment and software in a supportive, collaborative environment
  • Applications for Spring 2019 will be available December 4, 2018

BAYCAT Academy

  • Youth Media Classes for youth ages 11 – 17
    • Now accepting applications for Spring 2019 program
  • Paid Internships for aspiring media producers
    • Now accepting Spring 2019 applications

City Youth Now

  • Internship program for youth 14+ involved in juvenile justice system.
  • Youth are also given guidance, support, and resources that will help them achieve their educational and employment goals.


  • CHALK offers internships in a variety of areas such as philanthropy, childcare, technology, and community outreach.

Genesys Works

  • Genesys Works offers internships at top companies to high school students in the Bay Area.
  • They provide college application support to their interns and provide opportunities for students to network with their peers in the program.
  • Application open now – due no later than February 15, 2019

Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH High School Program

  • Ages 16- 20 (priority is given to Juniors and Seniors)
  • Eight week paid, full-time summer work experience program that includes workshops and networking opportunities
  • Interns work with mentors that provide insight on how to prepare for a career in health care
  • Must be a high school student or recent high school graduate (in the last 12 months) and have permanent residence in a Northern California Kaiser Permanente designated service area
  • The application period for summer 2019 is expected to be December 17, 2018 – January 14, 2019


  • For LGBTQQ youth and allies 14-18 years of age
  • A variety paid internship positions that include different opportunities in fundraising, community event planning, advocacy, and working with local non-profits
  • Internships include education, support, and creative opportunities to build life skills
  • Information sessions offered in December 2018 and January 2019

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Internship

  • The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking high school students who want to gain valuable transportation-related career experience by placing students with local public transit agencies in departments such as planning and public works.
  • Rolling applications

Oasis for Girls Summer Program Series

  • For young women ages 14-17  from under-resourced communities that attend high school in San Francisco
  • Offers programming during the summer and school year

Old Skool Cafe

  • For youth aged 16-22 who live in San Francisco
  • Restaurant training program with resume, budgeting, college prep, and counseling support

Outward Bound Youth Leadership Corps

  • A one-year leadership and service-focused program that starts with a 12-day expedition including rock climbing, backpacking, camping, navigation and a unique solo experience
  • The program continues with monthly service projects led by the Youth Leadership Corps students
  • The application period is open January 7, 2019 and closes February 21, 2019

Project Pull

  • Project Pull is a paid summer internship program that is sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
  • Project Pull provides professional mentorship to highly motivated, promising high school students from the diverse communities within San Francisco
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA. Ages 15-19
  • Application deadline is February 11, 2019

San Francisco Botanical Garden High School Internship

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Interns will assist staff with summer programming
  • Provides experience with developing, preparing, and presenting hands-on gardening, environmental education, and nature craft activities for children.

SF Recreation and Parks Workreation Program

  • Teens, ages 14-17, who either live or go to school in San Francisco are eligible to apply for a Workreation job
  • Teens can apply for school year positions to work after school and on Saturdays, and summer positions to work in day camps, aquatic centers, admin offices, rec centers or parks

Southern Exposure

  • A non-profit visual arts organization that offers a variety of internships
  • All internships are unpaid and require a minimum of six hours per week and approximately a 6–12 month commitment

Spotlight on the Arts

  • Internship program for  low-income youth ages 14-17 that live in San Francisco and have an interest in the arts
  • Internship site placements that reflect their interests and skills, participants get “hands on” job training and explore careers in diverse arts disciplines.
  • Participants will train with creative professionals and participate in job-readiness workshops
  • $1,200 stipend will be awarded to those that complete the program
  • Applications available early 2019

Stanford’s Office of Science Outreach Summer Internship Programs

  • Various paid and unpaid Stanford-sponsored internships for Bay Area high school students
  • Application deadlines vary by program but many are in February and March

 UCSF Summer Programs

  • Multiple summer programs in the health field
  • Most applications due in March

Youth Art Exchange Summer Internship

  • Ages 14-17; must attend public high school in San Francisco (will accept graduating seniors)
  • Three-week summer internship for youth that are interested in the arts
  • Youth will be accepted into the following internship tracks: Printmaking, Digital Photography, and Traditional Percussion and must be available for ALL work days
  • Applications for Spring 2019 now available

Youth Commission

  • The City Charter dictates that there be 17 Youth Commissioners, each of whom serve a 1-year term.
  • Commissioners must be between the ages of 12 and 23 and reside in the City & County of San Francisco.

Post High School Training Programs

Bay Area Video Coalition’s Next Gen Programs

  • Ages 18-26
  • Offers flexible pathways for young people from diverse neighborhoods across the Bay Area to help build their storytelling, social justice, and media arts skills
  • Participants are encouraged to develop their artistic talents while receiving advanced, industry-standard training in digital media production that will prepare them for careers in media arts

Bridges from School to Work

  • Ages 17-22
  • Must have a documented disability
  • Youth receive training and assistance in finding jobs in a number of fields including office work, child care, retail, animal care, machinery, restaurants, and landscaping
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Careers at SFO

  • Various opportunities listed at San Francisco International Airport including clerical, food service, and customer service


  • CHALK offers job training, coaching, and placement services
  • Drop-in hours available

The CityBuild Academy

  • CityBuild Academy aims to meet the demands of the construction industry by providing comprehensive pre-apprenticeship and construction administration training to San Francisco residents
  • Drop-in Hours available

Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative

  • For students ages 18-21 (flexible) that are enrolled in a two-to four year- college program
  • Three month (12 week) paid internship position, approximately June through August, averaging 20 hours per week for a total of 240 hours over the summer months.
  • Provides career development opportunities for students with an interest in Construction, Real Estate Development, Architecture and Engineering, Civic Engagement and Urban Design

Enterprise for High School Students

  • Youth workforce program that offers assistance in job training and job placement
  • Offers college and career counseling
  • Youth must attend school in San Francisco or live in San Francisco
  • No minimum GPA requirement
  • Students with any immigration status encouraged to apply
  • Must be available for an internship from June 11th – July 26th, 2019 for 15 hours a week (the week of July 4th is a built-in vacation)
  • Sign up available online now

Evergreen Lodge Yosemite Employment and Personal Growth Program

  • Must be 17-24 year old resident in the Bay Area and have high school diploma and GED
  • Participants will work for 16 weeks at Evergreen Lodge near Yosemite Park and assist in one of the following: kitchen, store, housekeeper, recreational assistant, or maintenance
  • Weekly hikes and other outdoor adventures (camping, rafting, swimming, etc.)
  • Individualized mentorship and goal program with a mandatory savings program

Healthcare Academy

  • Healthcare Academy provides assistance for job seekers who want to join the healthcare field in jobs like: Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Certified Home Health Aide, or Personal Care Giver
  • Healthcare Academy can help you with internship access, and job training, workshops and more

Hospitality Initiative

  • Hospitality Initiative provides assistance for job seekers who want to join the hospitality field in jobs like: Guest Services, Facilities Maintenance, Food Services, and Culinary Arts.

Mission Economic Development Agency

  • Programs in bank telling, customer service, and technology
  • Services offered in English and Spanish

New Door Ventures

  • Ages 17-24
  • Interns work at either Ashbury Images, our silk screening business; Pedal Revolution, our full service bicycle shop; or one of our local business partners.  New Door’s current roster of partners represent a diverse array of industries, such as food service and hospitality; office and administrative support for legal and financial services; childcare and after-school programs creative arts and media; and hands-on labor
  • Interns receive a stipend for two weeks of training, and are paid minimum wage once the orientation period is complete
  • New cohorts of youth will start in employment at 10 points throughout the year

Old Skool Cafe

  • For youth aged 16-22 who live in San Francisco
  • Restaurant training program with resume, budgeting, college prep, and counseling support

RAMP Program

  • OEWD partners with San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC) in providing the Reconnecting All through Multiple Pathways (RAMP) program, a non-profit job readiness, High School Diploma, and Career Development program serving young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who work within crews to address community needs through service and conservation-related work
  • SFCC job readiness opportunities for young adults include, landscaping and open space restoration, recycling of beverage containers, electronic waste, dumping tires and used oil, and Zero Waste services for special events across San Francisco
  • Concurrently and in partnership with the John Muir Charter School, participants focus on attaining their High School Diploma or participate in the Corps-to-Career higher education program.

RAMS TAY Peer Certificate Program

  • You will learn skills and knowledge to help you get a job in the behavioral health field
  • Program still in development
  • Fill out interest form to receive more information

San Francisco Conservation Corps

  • Ages 18-25 (preferred) with or without a high school diploma
  • Job readiness and education program serving young adults between the approximate ages of 18 and 25 who work within crews to address community needs through service and conservation-related work
  • Concurrently and in partnership with the John Muir Charter School, participants focus on attaining their High School Diploma and GED and/or participate in the Corps-to-Career higher education program
  • Weekly enrollment opportunities

San Francisco Police Department Cadet Program

  • For youth ages 18 and older that possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited college or university taking a minimum of 12 semester/18 quarter units toward a degree while maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • The Police Cadet program provides career training and exposure while helping to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement related positions including, but not limited to: Police Officer, Community Police Services Aide, or 911 Dispatcher
  • Police Cadets provide assistance to the San Francisco Police Department and act as a liaison between the police and youth in our community

SFO Career Connect Employment Track Internship

  • Ages 18-25
  • This internship offers young people ages 18-25 the opportunity to gain work experience at the airport .Interns work in one of the many Airport Commission offices assisting with mostly administrative, or clerical tasks. There are also internship positions that involve hands on work and customer service.
  • If you would like to apply please contact Linda Rosa at


  • TechSF provides education, training and employment assistance to both jobseekers and employers in San Francisco’s thriving Tech Sector through nonprofit partnerships

Young Adult Subsidized Employment Program

  • Designed to provide young adults who already have experience from an internship or previous work, the Young Adult Subsidized Employment
  • Program offers transitional job experience, career coaching, financial literacy training, personal development, job placement and guaranteed 12 months of follow-up support after employment
  • This program was created to provide young adults with the additional support and training they need to become successfully employed in high-demand industries

Year Up

  • Year long internship program for 18-24 year olds with high school diploma or GED
  • This free program offers 6 months of professional training and 6 months at a corporate internship
  • It also offers the opportunity to earn up to 24 college credits and a weekly paid stipend

Websites with job and internship postings as well as workforce programs like YouthWorks:

SF YouthJobs  + (scroll to bottom for available jobs):

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