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Summer 2014 Jobs & Internships

Dear Gateway Families,

Summer is rapidly approaching and there are great opportunities in San Francisco for both employment and internships. Applications are out for many of the opportunities and deadlines are approaching. Please review the listings below for some of the opportunities that might be of interest. If you are aware of other opportunities for our students, please let us know. You can email Greg Grossman at Thanks.

Youth Jobs & Paid Internships:

1) YOUTH WORKS - Applications available later in March - (Rising 11th-12th grade students)
  • San Francisco YouthWorks is a high school internship program that teaches young people crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. Within the program, 11th and 12th-grade students work in paid internships (20 hours a week) with San Francisco city employees.
  • To apply or learn more:
2) MYEEP (Mayor’s Youth Employment & Education) Applications will be available on March 24th and due by April 18th - (ages 14-17)
  • As a collaborative of non-profit organizations, the mission is to provide job readiness training, work experience, academic support, and personal development to San Francisco youth challenged in their attempt to access employment.
  • Paid jobs for SF residents between the ages 14-17 (prior to June 2014) and reside in San Francisco
  • To apply or learn more:
3) JUMA Ventures – Recruiting February-March (all students)
  • Juma Ventures is a youth program designed to help students get into and graduate from college. As a Juma student, you receive: Job skills training and part-time paid employment, financial guidance, funds to match your college savings, college campus tours, college application and financial aid help, tutoring and SAT prep, support through college completion.
  • Juma recruits students in February through March of each year. Apply today! For more information, and to receive an application, email
  • For more information:
4) Jewish Family and Children's Services' YouthFirst Program (Rising 10th-12th graders)
  • Offers paid summer internships for high school students to gain valuable experience working either at JFCS or in local businesses and organizations in locations throughout the Bay Area.
  • The 2014 Internship program will run from Monday, June 23 through Friday, August 1, 2014. Students will work for 20 hours a week over the course of the 6 weeks, earning $10.74/hour. Additionally, students attend a weekly workshop withYouthFirst staff to learn about resume writing, informational interviewing, conflict resolution, public speaking, and additional relevant topics.
  • They highly recommend that students interested in the internship attend one of our Career Night programs in March, where they will have an opportunity to hear from professionals in a variety of fields. Regional Career Night: San Francisco: Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm in San Francisco.
  • To apply click here.
5) Matchbridge:
  • MatchBridge is a youth employment program focused on placing young people in jobs and internships that enable work-based learning. The program coaches MatchBridge participants throughout the job search process, helping them gain exposure to careers and a positive future. Since 2005, MatchBridge has connected more than 1,300 young people, ages 16-24, to work experiences in a variety of business settings. For more information about Matchbridge, check out:!
6) Enterprise for High School Students:
  • Mission is to engage and empower high school students to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interests through training, guidance, and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment. EHSS programs provide students with the ability and opportunity to find and retain jobs, explore career opportunities through internships and job shadowing, get career and college counseling, and develop life skills crucial for their transition from high school to adult life. EHSS also operates one of San Francisco's largest job banks focused exclusively on high school students. For more information on Enterprise for High School Students, please check out:
7) Exploratorium High School Explainers (Ages 15-18)
  • High School Explainers engage visitors at exhibits, lead demonstrations, and run many museum operations. Some are interested in science; all build their own skills while learning to help others.
  • Important Dates: May 3, 2014 and September 6, 2014. Call (415) 528-4344 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the dates listed below to schedule an interview. Interviews will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until all interview slots are filled.
  • For more information about Exploratorium High School Explainers, please check out:
8) Spotlight on the Arts – Application due by April 15, 2014 (Low Income Youth – Ages 14-17)
  • Youth workforce development program of California for the Arts that places youth in internships at arts organizations and businesses in all sectors and provide complementary workshops in job preparedness, resume writing, interview skills, professional panels in the arts, tours of arts facilities. This is a seven-week program that begins in mid-June to early August for low-income youth 14-17.
  • Youth earn a stipend of $800. Contact for an application and more program information available here:

Science Opportunities (Internships & Camps)

1) California Academy of Sciences (offer a number of great opportunities)

Careers in Science Intern Program – March 1-April 6, 2014 (All high school youth)

  • Paid multi-year, your round science education and youth development program for high school youth underrepresented in the sciences
  • To apply or learn more:

Teen Advocates for Science Communication – Applications: March 1– May 4. 2014 (all high school students)

  • Volunteer Program for rising 8th through 12th graders interested in creating fun and innovative science experiences for museum visitors
  • To apply or learn more:

Student Science Fellows – Applications March 1 – April 6, 2014 (open to current 10th graders who will be 11th graders next year)

  • Two-year, unpaid research fellowships for highly motivated youth who are serious about science as a career
  • Work directly with Academy scientists on a university-level research project
  • Gain experience in fieldwork, laboratory techniques and scientific writing
  • Program runs September 2014-June 2015
  • To apply or learn more:

Science in Action Filmmaking Summer Intensive - Applications: March 1-May 4, 2014 (All high school students)

2) San Francisco Clinical Psychology Camp
  • Second annual San Francisco Clinical Psychology Camp. This is an exciting opportunity for a select number of students. Clinical Camp is not treatment, and no counseling or treatment will take place. Instead, we will offer a group of 15 students an intensive look at the world of clinical psychology in a college preparatory experience for two weeks over the summer.
  • More information can be found at:

All of the listings above can be found in Spanish here.

Even more resources for summer jobs here!

NEW LISTING! Summer Time Poetry Events & Workshops 2014

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