Youth Program Information
The summer application for YouthWorks is now closed. Please check back in August for the school year application.
Check out more program information for youth here.
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 or entering the 11th or 12th grade
- Have time in your schedule to work a minimum of 6 hours per week during the school year or 16 hours per week during the summer. Most internships take place between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
SF YouthWorks has placed interns within the following city government agencies and departments:
Note: Participating departments may be subject to change
- Airport – SFO
- Asian Art Museum
- Assessment Appeals Board
- Board of Supervisors
- Building Inspection
- City Planning
- Controller’s Office
- County Clerk
- Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
- Department of Technology
- District Attorney
- Ethics Commission
- EDvance OECE
- Fire Department
- General Services Administration Department of Human Resources
- Human Resources
- Human Services Agency
- Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
- Mayor’s Office of Housing
- Mayor’s Office on Disability
- Municipal Transportation Agency
- Police Department
- Port of San Francisco
- Public Defender
- Public Health
- Public Utilities Commission
- Purchasing and Contract Administration
- Real Estate Division
- Recreation & Park
- Redevelopment Agency
- San Francisco Unified School District
- SF Environment
- Sheriff’s Department
- Treasurer and Tax Collector
- Youth Commission
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.
Once the application has been processed, prospective interns engage in a low barrier interview process to discuss placement options and reiterate commitment. SF YouthWorks places interns with worksites and mentors based on interest and availability.
"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.