SF YouthWorks interns have the option to work 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, click here).
- SF YouthWorks interns work in paid internships for up to 10 hours per week (during the school year session) or 20 hours per week (during the summer session).
- Interns are paid San Francisco’s minimum wage. To find out San Francisco’s current minimum wage, click here.
- Each SF YouthWorks intern works with a mentor within a city government department-mentors are more than just supervisors; they care about interns’ growth and teach interns important on-the-job skills.
- The daily tasks of interns vary, depending on the worksite. Most SF YouthWorks internships are clerical, involving administrative work in an office setting.
- YouthWorks staff provides ongoing support for SF YouthWorks interns, monitoring the internships and helping interns navigate the workplace environment.
- SF YouthWorks interns attend career development workshops on topics such as Job Readiness, Money Management, Resume and Interviewing Skills, and Career Exploration.
- SF YouthWorks interns attend career development events where they can meet professionals who work in all different areas of public service.
- SF YouthWorks staff help interns figure out what their next step is after they graduate from the program.
“The experiences and skills which I have been able to gain throughout my participation in YW are things I could not have attained through another job. This program is incredibly unique and is an asset to the youth of San Francisco” — Aoife O’Leary, YW intern
“This internship is my first real job experience. Working in the office of a Supervisor has really opened my eyes to the world of politics, and how the city runs. I was able to be a solution to many of the hardships that people face in the community.” — David Go, YW intern