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San Francisco YouthWorks (YW) is a unique high school internship program that provides youth with paid work experience to develop their readiness for work and promote interest in public service careers. Over the past 11 years, YW has served over 4,000 youth from every neighborhood in San Francisco.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in SF YouthWorks you must:

  • Be a resident of San Francisco
  • Attend high school in San Francisco
  • Be in the 11th, or 12th grade
  • Have time in your schedule to work a minimum of 6 hours per week. Most internships take place between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

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Departments

SF YouthWorks currently places interns within the following city government agencies and departments:

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How do I apply?

SF YouthWorks has two application cycles: one in the fall, for the school year session, and one in the spring, for the summer session.  Please check our website for the application at that time.

You can contact us at 415-202-7911 or janderson@jcyc.org with any questions about our internship program.

“YW has been an outlet for me to get motivation and inspiration.  It has helped me to be a respectful, mature and brighter person.  My mentor has shaped my life for the better.”  — Janicia Barfield, YW intern

“It is a one of a kind program in San Francisco.  It teaches its interns to be responsible and to think about their careers.  My mentor has really helped me to understand how to manage my time better and do new kinds of tasks.” — Sammy Kha, YW intern.