Summer Internship Program 2012
San Francisco 11th graders (juniors) have been preparing all year to intern over this summer as part of their industry specific academy or pathway. During the year, they've been doing interests assessments, business research, outreach phone calls, informational interviews, job shadows, have been polishing their professional skills and are now ready to spend time in the workplace. Over the summer between their junior and senior years they will need your mentoring while they spend six weeks (20 hours/week) in the workplace.
Hosting an intern is one of the single most important things a business or individual can give. Providing perspective and guidance to a young person as they navigate to adulthood changes lives in addition to building brand recognition and improving the workforce of San Francisco.
The internship program offers a terrific opportunity to work with high school students as they prepare to continue their education or enter the workforce. Supporting student internships leads to a more prepared workforce, provides an opportunity for students to actually engage in the workplace, and also allows many businesses the opportunity to catch up on those projects that never seem to get finished. Hiring a student intern for six weeks this summer is an investment in our community and in our students.
- Internships last for six weeks (6/18-7/27), and students typically report to work for 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible and can be worked out to match host and student needs.
- Students have a variety of working skills and interests—each of the City's high schools feature students with specific interests.
- Students are beginning their senior year in high school and have been preparing for this experience since they began high school through previous summer programs and exercises.
- SFUSD matches students to employers.
- Hiring a student costs a flat stipend rate of $680 total (students receive $600, $80 goes to taxes).
- City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) indemnifies the employer, and a Memorandum of Understanding is signed.
There are also opportunities for an organization to sponsor a student to work for another organization. Please let us know if you'd like to sponsor a student or if you'd like to accept a sponsored student.
Sharon Zimmern, Program Administrator
College, Career and Technical Education Department
750-25th Avenue | 2nd Floor
San Francisco | CA | 94121
T (415) 379-7750 F (415) 750-8687