JFCS Gives Teen Interns a Glimpse of Future Careers
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Seventy local teens are getting the chance to explore their career interests and learn on-the-job skills through YouthFirst’s Summer Internship program.

YouthFirst summer interns enjoying ice-breaker exercises during kick-off meeting at JFCS.

YouthFirst summer interns enjoying ice-breaker exercises during kick-off meeting at JFCS.

These paid, six-week internships pair teens with a business or organization in the community to learn valuable, on-the-job skills and gain real work experience. In weekly workshops at JFCS, each teen gets personalized professional development and a chance to connect with their peers. The program gives teens an opportunity to explore vocational interests and they come away with increased confidence and a better sense of what academic and career goals they want to set for themselves.

YouthFirst Intern with his supervisor

JFCS partners with a wide range of companies to give teens in YouthFirst’s Summer Internship Program access to industries that interest them. Samuel is interning with CB Engineers in San Francisco.


Madeleine is doing her internship at Voyage Foods, a food technology company.

“This experience has been amazing,” says Angelique, one of the interns. “I have learned so many lessons, tips, and tricks along the way, from my advisors, weekly workshops, and the service day we were able to do Wednesday! I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity.”


Angelique working in the archives at the JFCS Holocaust Center.

YoutFirst Participants helping seniors with flowers.

Ethan and Sarah are interning at Rhoda Goldman Plaza for the summer. They led a flower arranging workshop for the residents.

Learn more about summer internships and other YouthFirst programs for teens.

Thanks to all of the local businesses and organizations who have partnered to make this opportunity possible.

2023 YouthFirst Summer Internship Program Hosting Organizations
American CareQuest

Assembly Member Connolly​

Athena Wealth Strategies

Bernal Beasts Pet Supply Shop

CASA After School Program

CB Engineers

Celsius and Beyond Camp


City of San Rafael​


Climate Resilient Communities


Dandelion Chocolates

Designer Consigner

Drops of Dough

Earp Events and Fundraising

Engel and Volkers Realty


Hidden Villa​

Holly Roser Fitness Studio​

Holocaust Center​

Image Orthodontics

Institute of Contemporary Art–SJ

Jefunira Camp​



JFCS Food Bank​

Kitava Foods

Manyak Dental​

Marin Humane Society​

Music Opus1

National Council of Jewish Women


Osher Marin JCC

Ocean’s Halo

Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery​

Peninsula Ballet Theater

Peninsula Jewish Community Center

PlayWell Teknologies​

Preston’s Ice Cream 

Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Rouleau Orthodontist​

Senator Josh Becker’s Office​

Seniors at Home​

SF Girls Chorus​

Shalom Bayit​

Voyage Foods​

The Redwoods Senior Community​

Wise Sons Deli

Posted by Admin on July 17, 2023