Summer Internships

Summer 2021 Schedule Update

Given the pandemic-related health risks currently affecting our communities, we are unable to offer our normal in-person Summer Internship Program. As an alternative, we are excited to offer incoming 10th – 12th grade students our:

YouthFirst Professional Boot Camp

June 14 – July 9

Build Your Professional Skills and an Online Profile Through Project-Based Workshops & Mentorship

Dive into a four-week interactive and dynamic program where you’ll get to connect with teens from across the Bay Area:

Monday: What Really Matters—contemplating workplace Identity and values

Tuesday: Crushing it at the Office—learn and practice workplace skills

Wednesday: Building Your Online Profile—LinkedIn, Resume, etc.

Thursday: Learning from the Pros—mentorship from a professional in a field of interest to you

Friday: Career Panels—how can a job incorporate passions and skills

Time commitment:      

  • Daily workshops (except Thursday): 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Thursdays: Individual meeting with mentor to be agreed upon
  • Occasional independent tasks pre/post workshop

Program Fee: $75 (financial assistance is available)

Stipend: $400 upon successful completion of the program

How to apply: Applications now being accepted through March 26. Apply here.

Summer Internship Program

Will Return 2022

JFCS offers six-week summer internships to qualified students entering grade 10, 11, and 12 in the fall. Our internship program is a great opportunity for teens to learn valuable on-the-job skills and gain real paid work experience.

Teens are placed at one worksite for the summer, where they are assigned an on-site supervisor. They spend 20 hours/week within one of JFCS’ offices (San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, and San Rafael) or with businesses and organizations in the community.

A core element of the program is weekly workshops that provide professional and personal development for the teens. During these workshops teens are encouraged to think about themselves, their futures, and their place in the world through a Jewish values-based lens.

After participating in the program, teen interns come away with greater clarity about their academic and vocational options and opportunities, and feel better prepared to take the next steps they need to achieve their academic and career goals. Teens also benefit from a sense of personal achievement, greater responsibility, and increased confidence.

How Are Interns Placed in Their Internships?

YouthFirst staff match interns to work sites and positions according to expressed areas of professional interest and skills, as space and opportunity allow. (YouthFirst cannot guarantee placement in a specific field or organization.)


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  • Linda Karlin
  • San Francisco
  • Andrew Hoffer
  • Marin County
  • Margolit Sands
  • North Peninsula
  • Natan Kuchar
  • South Peninsula
  • Deborah Schneider
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