Summer 2023 Program
June 20– July 28, 2023
JFCS offers six-week, paid, 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. 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?
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.)
Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed.