Job/Volunteer/Community Program Opportunities

Job/Volunteer/Community Program Opportunities


Energy, Environment, & Utilities

CTE Academies Resource List




Energy, Environment, & Utilities Roster



Teacher Summer Employment

  • The SFUSD Summer 2017 High School Credit Recovery program is look ing for innovative teachers in the core a-g subjects. You can earn $6,000 + for 5 weeks! If you are interested, and/or have a colleague who may be interested, please apply. Teachers must be employed b y the SFUSD now through fall 2017. More information.

  • Aim High

  • Camp Galileo Camp Director

  • CTE Summer Externship: email Kate Rennie if interested



Students Fellowships, Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities Master List



  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.  The program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.  The deadline for application is March 31, 2017.  Contact your state Sea Grant program director.


Summer Camps

  • (Grades 10 & 11) Brain Camp @ UCSF is a free, immersive, week-long experience for underserved high school students in San Francisco, led by UCSF medical students and faculty. Join us in exploring the fascinating anatomy of the brain, learning about mind-blowing advances in neurosurgery, and understanding the complex interplay between mind and behavior. You’ll learn how to suture, dissect a brain, use a reflex hammer and much more! Additionally, there will be workshops and panels on college prep as well as extensive opportunities to interact with neurology faculty and medical students. Dates: July 31-8/4. More information & to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2017

  • Grades 10 & 11: Girls Who Code Free Summer Immersion Program! Girls Who Code is the national non-profit that works to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The free Summer Immersion Program consists of 7 week programs for rising junior and senior girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. More information & to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2017.

  • Stanford Horizon Scholars Program offers up to 15 low-income, high-achieving, Bay Area high school students the opportunity to attend High School Summer College at little to no cost. Horizon Scholars attend High School Summer College as commuting students. In addition to a generous financial aid package, Horizon Scholars have access to special programming during the summer and, as alumni of the program, quarterly events during the rest of the academic year. More info, list of courses (in all fields, not just STEM) and application.

  • Sustainability & Business Camp 2017, Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business, College of Business, San Francisco State University Campus, Camp week: July 31st – Aug. 4th, 9 am – 12:30 pm) Deadline: Friday, April 28th, 2017.


Summer Jobs

  • California Academy of Sciences is now recruiting teens currently in 8th-12th grade for summer 2017. We're accepting applications for the Careers in Science and Teen Advocates for Science Communication programs. Applications close on Sunday, April 2 at 11:59 pm. For more information about our programs, visit

  • 2017 Summer Resource Fair Saturday, March 11 from 10am to 2pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. The Fair is free to attend, and will feature 200 exhibitors from organizations that offer summer programs, classes, camps, and other services for children and youth ages 0-24. The Fair is also a lot of fun: many of the exhibitors will host activities at their tables, the SF Rec & Park Department will host a range of sports, arts & crafts, and other play stations, the SF Public Library will give away books, and Play-Well TEKnologies will work with attendees to build a model of the city of San Francisco out of LEGOs! Please help us spread the word about the Fair! Visit this link for a PDF of the official Summer Resource Fair flyer.   If you have any questions about the Summer Resource Fair, please contact Emily Davis: 415-554-8991,

  • 3/18/17: Mayor’s Youth Jobs: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Hilton Hotel, San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell, San Francisco, CA. If you’re between 16-24 years old, and interested in jump starting your job search, sign up for Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Job offers will be made on the spot! Join us for a day chock full of: Job offers, Job interviews, Mock interviews, Resume edits (Don't forget to bring that resume!), Advice on navigating the job search. The best news? It's all free! We encourage you to dress to impress, but don't worry if you don’t have any business professional clothes yet: we will provide a limited supply at the fair. Job offers will be made to qualified candidates by the following companies: San Francisco International Airport, Enterprise for Youth, Macy’s, Ghiradelli, Dr. Pepper Snapple Company, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Gap, Starbucks and many more exciting companies!

  • FREE Teen Career Conference at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens for 8th-12th grade students on Saturday, March 18th.  Please help us spread the word to all Bay Area high school students!  Participants will hear from and meet with noted scientists and engineers, college readiness experts, and STEM industry professionals; take part in hands-on STEM career skill-building workshops; get free Zoo admission; and be provided with a free lunch. Full details and registration at  Check out the pictures from last year’s event at Flyer for this year attached.



  • Full Scholarship: Students on Ice Arctic Expedition!  Climate One is offering one full scholarship for a Bay Area student to travel to the Arctic this summer with Students on Ice. This Aug. 8-23rd ship-based expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future. Students must attend qualifying event on March 16. For more scholarship information Contact Kelli Pennington ASAP. Climate One website is here.

  • (Grade 12) The Bio-Rad Scholarship Program assists local graduating high school students who wish to pursue careers in science or engineering. The program provides financial assistance to deserving students so they can continue their pursuit of science and engineering in higher education. Open to students attending high school within a 50 mile radius of the Bio-Rad corporate headquarters in Hercules. More information & how to apply. Deadline for submission: March 17, 2017.

  • Better Together STEM Scholarships of $5,000 per year: Building the next-generation energy workforce, At PG&E we believe in the power that education has in strengthening a community. To give our next generation of Californians more opportunities to learn and succeed in higher education, we’re awarding scholarships to help further the studies of local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future. Understanding the Better Together STEM Scholarship program PG&E is offering Better Together STEM Scholarships of $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, to students pursuing science, technology or engineering studies in California schools. PG&E is committed to advancing student careers with hands-on opportunities in the energy industry through our University Programs Opens in new Window. The deadline to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship is March 31. APPLY NOWOPENS IN NEW WINDOW.

  • AFB Scholarships, Sponsored by American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Deadline: April 1, 2017 Description: The AFB seeks to remove barriers, create solutions, and expand possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. The foundation offers three separate funding opportunities within the AFB Scholarships program: The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship: four scholarships are awarded to undergraduates or graduates studying full time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired. The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship: one scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences. The R. L. Gillette, Gladys C. Anderson, and Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship: one scholarship is awarded to a female undergraduate student studying music. View Full Grant Description



  • Friends of the Urban Forest Internship

  • Bay Youth for the Environment (BYE) Candlestick Point Eco-stewards Program

  • SF Bicycle Coalition Spring Intern Options

  • SF Bicycle Coalition Summer Intern Options

  • YEF Youth Giving Project

  • The iCLEM program offers a paid summer science experience at the Joint BioEnergy Institute to current sophomores and juniors in San Francisco schools. The 8 selected students will complete a real-world biofuels research project in a state-of-the-art lab, prepare for the college admissions process, and explore STEM careers.  More information & to apply. Deadline: March 12, 2017.

  • (Grades 9-11) NEXGENEGIRLS Summer Science Academy: NexGeneGirls will grant six internships to qualifying SF high school girls to attend an eight week summer Science Academy program. This amazing opportunity is open to students currently in grades 9-11. Click here to learn about criteria for the selection and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2017

  • YLC is recruiting! The Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) is a leadership program offered by Outward Bound for Bay Area high school students who want to develop leadership skills and gain service experience. Participants will begin the 1-year program with a two week backpacking expedition to the Sierra Nevadas followed by monthly student-led service projects in San Francisco. Apply here. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

  • TEEM is recruiting! Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) is a paid environmental education internship and leadership program for San Francisco and Marin high school students. Participants discover their inner strength as environmental leaders and the importance of mentorship, diversity, community, and hands-on learning. Apply here. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

  • (Grades 9 & 10) Greenagers San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the Port of San Francisco sponsor this youth leadership program for students in SF East side schools. Greenagers improve our city’s green spaces & raise awareness by working in parks throughout SF, creating place-based projects, collaborating with other youth orgs, facilitating workshops, & more. Apply here. Deadline: April 29, 2017

  • The Stanford Horizon Scholars Program offers up to 15 low-income, high-achieving, Bay Area high school students the opportunity to attend High School Summer College at little to no cost. Horizon Scholars attend High School Summer College as commuting students. In addition to a generous financial aid package, Horizon Scholars have access to special programming during the summer and, as alumni of the program, quarterly events during the rest of the academic year. More info, list of courses (in all fields, not just STEM) and application.

  • Careers in Science Intern Program Cal Academy's Careers in Science paid internship program prepares and empowers youth from diverse backgrounds to enter professional STEM fields. Through hands-on trainings, field experiences, and peer and professional mentorships, interns develop essential knowledge and skills to become scientific leaders. More information and application found here. Deadline: April 2, 2017

  • UC Berkeley Summer Program for High School Students: The Whitney Lab at UC Berkeley is offering a summer internship program for high school students. The goal of the internship program is to provide academically advanced high schoolers a hands-on research experience. Summer interns will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel research paradigms. More information.





Student Contests

  • Social justice themed psa-s Deadline March 6th, 2017

  • WIN A MENTORSHIP WITH A SCIENTIST! NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES For the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers Will your science students be among the next generation of cancer researchers?  PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer are proud to announce the Emperor Science Award program - a unique virtual mentoring program that pairs university-level research scientists with high school students, presenting an exciting opportunity for them to explore the world of science, grow their skills, build confidence and conduct rewarding cancer and cancer care research. WHO:  Students in grades 10-11 who love science and are curious about careers in science research – especially cancer research & care. AWARD: 100 students will be awarded a mentorship opportunity plus receive a Google Chromebook and $1500 for project expenses.  ENTER:  Students complete the application and submit a 750-word essay on why science research is so important to finding a cure for cancer. DEADLINE:  March 17, 2017

  • NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®. Is there a story you’ve heard about how Earth is changing that you can tell using maps and images? Where do major weather events (like hurricanes and tornadoes) occur and why? What are the “hot spots” of activity in the ocean and what animals are found there? These are just a few examples of the many stories you could choose to tell about our dynamic planet using Science On a Sphere. We invite you to create new maps, visualizations, and stories that help share NOAA’s mission in creative and innovative ways. Winners will receive a $250 gift certificate to be used on educational products, a certificate from NOAA, and have their work featured at the 2017 SOS Users Collaborative Network workshop as well as in our online catalog of content that is available to our worldwide user community. With public installations of Science On a Sphere® (SOS) around the world at more than 130 institutions, we use SOS to support  NOAA’s mission of understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, sharing that knowledge and information with others, and conserving and managing coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.Submissions are due March 17, 2017. For more information:

  • The Peaceful Warriors Project is a part of the Not on Our Ground program presented by Adobe. Not on Our Ground focuses on stopping hate and bullying, and building inclusive communities. The program educates youth on the causes, impact and solutions around violence and bullying and encourages people to be a witness and take a stand against hate, violence and bullying.  We’re asking Bay Area youth to submit visual or performing art pieces interpreting and answering the question,“What does it mean to be a Peaceful Warrior?” We want youth to bring their answers to life using whatever art form they’re most passionate about.  5 winners will be provided 2 tickets to the Warriors game on April 12th at 7:30pm and featured in-game. Students can submit entries by email/snail mail AND social media posts. You can find all of the details here.  The deadline to submit entries is Friday, March 24th, by 5:00pm PST. Winners will be notified on Friday, March 31st.

  • Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the annual calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Mystic Aquarium and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). The theme of this year's contest mirrors that of IMO's World Maritime Day, "Connecting Ships, Ports and People".  Submissions will be accepted from youth across the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). The submission deadline is March 31, 2017, and winners will be announced by May 12, 2017. For complete contest guidelines, prize details, and more information about ports, ships, and their positive impacts on people worldwide, visit

  • Poster Competition Sponsored by American Statistical Association and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Deadline: April 1, annually Description: The American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the American Statistical Association's Education Department encourage students in grades 3 through 12 and their advisors to participate in the annual Poster Competition. A statistical poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data. View Full Grant Description

  • Science without Borders® Challenge art contest into your curriculum. Be inspired by Disa, an art teacher in the Philippines, who did just that. Read about her experience using the Challenge to not only teach about science and art, but encourage them to take action by conserving their local fisheries. Theme: “Reef SuperSpecies” Prizes 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $350, 3rd Place: $200 Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eligibility: 11-14 year olds and 15-19 year olds enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the homeschool equivalent. For more information about the contest, check out Rules and FAQ.

  • Science without Borders® Challenge Be inspired by Disa, an art teacher in the Philippines, who did just that. Read about her experience using the Challenge to not only teach about science and art, but encourage them to take action by conserving their local fisheries. Theme: “Reef SuperSpecies” Prizes: 1st Place: $500,  2nd Place: $350, 3rd Place: $200 Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eligibility: 11-14 year olds and 15-19 year olds enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the homeschool equivalent. For more information about the contest, check out Rules and FAQ.

  • Witnessing Change Video Competition: This competition gives students an opportunity to document local impacts of climate change, educating themselves, their communities, and the public. In addition to the video contest, the Climate Cost Project provides interdisciplinary educational materials on the economics of climate change, including a specialized climate change economics game and 101 environmental economics chapter. You can find out more about the competition on the website. Deadline in April, 2017. $500 and $250 cash prizes!

  • From the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest The goal of this contest is to challenge high school students to think critically about challenges facing the ocean.  This year's contest theme is Ocean Pollution:  Challenges & Solutions.  The website offers links to scientific literature, pollution websites, resources on artists and writing, and much more.  The deadline for entry is June 19, 2017.

  • Breakthrough Junior Challenge: Make a short film about a big idea in science or math! One winner is recognized every year and awarded a $250,000 college scholarship. The teacher who inspired the winning student receives a $50,000 prize. The winner’s school also receives a state-of-the art science lab valued at $100,000. More information for students here:



Student Awards

  • Zero Waste Youth Awards Join the 5th Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence! Hear from inspiring speakers, young professionals, and community leaders on hot zero waste topics. Topics and hands-on workshops and speakers will cover topics from food waste reduction to zero waste policy, including sustainable fashion, a green job panel, as well as student-led projects. More information and register here. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. March 19, City College of SF.

  • The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Sponsored by The Barron Prize, Deadline: April 15, annually Description: The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited, highly diverse young people from all across America. Each year, the prize honors outstanding young leaders aged 8 to 18 that have made a significant positive difference to people, their communities, and the environment. The top winners each receive a cash award to support their service work or higher education. Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity that has clearly benefited other people or the planet. The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself and should not have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work. Winners must have demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose. They must have shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals while accomplishing something with inspirational value and something that has an impact on the world beyond them. View Full Grant Description



Teacher Awards

  • 826 Valencia Teacher of the Month Awards (Previous Winners: Catherine & Rachelle from WALC @ Downtown HS), due 15th of each month,  $1500 prize

  • RAVE Awards (Valerie @ ALHS Green Academy)

  • Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award

  • Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award Sponsored by National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Deadline: March 15, annually Description: The NABT allows life science educators to keep up with trends and developments in the field thereby growing professionally. The Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award recognizes a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science while carrying his or her commitment to the environment into the community. View Full Grant Description

  • Educator of the Year Award Sponsored by Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Deadline: April 28, 2017 Description: The AMLE Educator of the Year Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding practitioner in middle level education who has made a significant impact on the lives of young adolescents through leadership, vision, and advocacy. Candidates must be nominated for the award. View Full Grant Description




  • Youth Resource Fair: Saturday, March 18th, 2017

  • Capstone Presentations: May 2017 (Date TBD)

  • 2nd Advisory Board Meeting on 5/10 from 4:30- 6:30pm @ LEJ