Become An Intern

Youth Program Information

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


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.

You can contact us at 415-202-7903 or 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.