1 A guide to summer programs, jobs, and internship opportunities for Gateway students ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY
2 2 Dear Gateway Students and Families, As we look ahead to summer, we are excited to share the following list of opportunities for our students. Summer is a crucial time for continued learning, academic support and enrichment, and structured fun and new experiences. Luckily, many such opportunities exist in the Bay Area for young people. Please read this guide carefully, especially noting upcoming deadlines. We envision this as a living document, which will be updated frequently as we discover new opportunities. As you come across summer programs, experiences, and services for children and young adults, please forward them to us at so we can include them in the guide. The most up-to-date version will be available online at gatewaypublicschools.org. Middle School Summer Programs 2015 TUITION FREE PROGRAMS 826 Valencia Aim High First Graduate Seven Tepees Summerbridge FEE BASED PROGRAMS (financial aid / scholarships may be available) African American Art & Culture Complex City College of San Francisco Leadership. Ecology. Action. Fellowship (LEAF) Magis at S.I. College Prep High School SummerGate High School Summer Job & Internship Opportunities 2015 Urban TrailBlazers - Summer Outdoor Ed Accounting Career Awareness Program Aim High Teaching Assistants
3 3 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2015 (continued) All Stars Project Development School for Youth (DSY) Bank of America Student Leaders Program BEETS (Band of Environmentally-Educated and Employable Teens) BlueStamp Engineering Summer Program California Academy of Sciences Science in Action Filmmaking California Academy of Sciences Careers in Science Intern Program California Academy of Sciences Digital Learning Team Career Technical Education Summer Career Exploration Programs (Automotive Technology, Building and Construction, Environmental Technology, and Urban Agriculture) Camp Cardiac UCSF School of Medicine CORO Exploring Leadership Program de Young Museum Ambassadors Enterprise for High School Students Exploratorium High School Explainers Internships Future Graduates Program, SF Police Foundation Girls Who Code Gladstone Science Internships Garden Project Earth Stewards High School Program Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy LINC Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (ICLEM) Jewish Family and Children s Services YouthFirst Program JUMA Ventures LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center) National Science Foundation Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) (in Greenland) Kaiser Permanente s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Law Summer Internship - Farella Braun + Martell Diversity Pipeline Internship Program Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley) Teen Internship program Matchbridge Mayor s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) Metropolitan Transportation Commission Internship Program Mission Bit Computer Programming Programs Mission Voices Summer Southern Exposure Mission Voices Summer Southern Exposure Mission YMCA Culinary Youth Internship
4 4 NatureBridge Teen Environmental Education Mentorship (TEEM) North Beach Chinatown Beacon Center Youth Employment Services Teen Internship Project Pull Internships San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers SF YouthWorks San Francisco District Attorney s Office (Criminal Law) High School Internship Program San Francisco Running Crew (SFRC) San Francisco Rec and Park Workreation Program San Francisco Police Department Summer Cadet Academy SMASH Scholars Spotlight on the Arts UCSF Medical Research High School Intern Program Youth Art Exchange
5 5 Summer Programs 2015 We have compiled the following list of summer and enrichment programs serving serving middle school students in San Francisco for you because we have found that such summer enrichment experiences can really promote students learning and personal growth beyond the school year. While the list is not exhaustive, it aims to provide you with a taste of the opportunities available to our students, many of which are offered at little or no cost. Many programs have application deadlines in the coming months, so please take a look and start thinking about what you d like to do this summer. TUITION FREE PROGRAMS 826 Valencia Ongoing Enrollment (415) valencia.org/our-programs 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students. Aim High App due: April 3rd, 2015 (415) aimhigh.org The foundation of Aim High is an intensive, engaging and challenging five-week summer school program for middle school students from low-income families. Students join after 5th or 6th grade, and participate for three or four consecutive summers, many participating in after-school and weekend opportunities during the academic year.
6 6 First Graduate Mid March (415) firstgraduate.org First Graduate s long-term, individualized approach successfully meets the needs of first-generation youth. First Graduate makes a 10-year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation. Seven Tepees Call for availability. (415) tepees.org Seven Tepees Youth Program is dedicated to impacting the lives of promising inner-city youth, primarily from the Mission District. Works with students from 6th grade through High School graduation, an unprecedented 7-year investment in their future. Emphasis is placed on social competency, self-esteem, academics, the natural environment, and preparing for future success. Seven Tepees is characterized by our motivated students, active family involvement, and committed staff. The program has received local and national recognition for its innovation and serves as a model to other youth service organizations. There are limited spots available for this program, and students must commit to year round participation. Summerbridge App Due March 2, 2015 at 5 PM (415) sfuhs.org The summer program is a six-week, full-time, academic program held at the University High School campus. Students spend three summers gaining the skills necessary for success in a rigorous college preparatory high school program. Each day is divided into a morning of academics including math, language arts, science, and history and an afternoon of electives which may include international language, art, dance, drama, animé, sports, music, health education, and public speaking. There will be two open houses for Summerbridge, one on January 24 from 1:00 2:30 PM at University High School. To register, please call or Duendra Hundon at or
7 7 FEE BASED PROGRAMS (financial aid / scholarships may be available) African American Art & Culture Complex Summer & Year-long Program Ongoing Enrollment (415) aaacc.org/youth-summer This program is designed to expose children and teenagers to art and culture. The Teen Program offers participating teens a variety of educational, social, and developmental activities. There is a $150 tuition for the program. City College of San Francisco check website in February for updates (415) ccsf.edu/services/college_for_teens CCSF program offers enrichment opportunities for all students who are current 7th and 8th graders. This program is designed to boost your child s confidence and increase their success in high school. Leadership. Ecology. Action. Fellowship. (LEAF) Summer Program (415) matteroftrust.org LEAF Academy is a ten-day academy that teaches students leadership skills and connects them to nature and ecology. There is a $599 tuition for the ten day program. Magis at S.I. College Prep High School App Due March 6, 2015 (415) ext Magis accepts students during the spring of their sixth grade year to begin that summer. Seventh grade students may also apply on a space-available basis. The Magis Program strives to provide comprehensive academic, social and cultural support for both middle school and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds, including students who will be the first in their family to go to college, low-income and/or students traditionally under-represented in higher education
8 8 SummerGate Registration begins mid-march, check their website for details. (415) summergate.org Great Adventures Through Education is a California non-profit educational corporation established by the San Francisco Association for the Gifted and Talented for the purpose of providing college-bound students with challenging summer classes. Urban TrailBlazers - Summer Outdoor Ed (415) parksconservancy.org/learn/youth/ leadership/urban-trailblazers Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is an environmental youth leadership program offered by Crissy Field Center. For 6 weeks each summer, a group of culturally diverse middle school students from San Francisco area public schools are introduced to the outdoors through restoration projects, environmental workshops and exploration of the Golden Gate National Parks.
9 9 Summer Job & Internship Opportunities 2015 The summer is an important time to learn about yourself, explore potential careers, gain valuable job experience, and identify passions and interests. If you are interested in a dynamic learning opportunity, hands on experience, or gaining a taste of what the working world is like, a summer job or internship provides an excellent opportunity to explore a profession before you graduate from high school. Some internships are paid, while others not. As you explore possibilities, please pay close attention to deadlines and requirements. Applying for jobs and internships can be competitive, so starting your application process early is recommended. Accounting Career Awareness Program acapsfbayarea.org Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Graders A career development program designed specifically for minority students. The program s primary goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students of color that attend college and major in accounting, finance or business. The ACAP summer residency week will be held at the University of California at Berkeley. The summer residency program will include supervised corporate visits, team building activities, lectures and fun. ACAP will: Create awareness to the vast opportunities available in the accounting, finance and business profession; Allow you to leverage accounting and finance concepts within your everyday life for financial empowerment; Generate opportunities to develop networking skills to assist in building relationships for future educational/ professional advancement; Provide you with the opportunity to move one step closer to understanding your career passion to prepare for college. After attending the residency week, ACAP alumni will be part of a network that offers opportunities to attend social activities and receive a college scholarship.
10 10 Aim High Teaching Assistants Whom They Ser:ve aimhigh.org High school students TA s work with teachers to educate to middle school students over summer (Math, Science, Humanities, Issues & Choices, Environmental Education). Full time work for 6 weeks in the summer. TAs receive a stipend for the summer. All Stars Project Development School for Youth (DSY) High School Students allstars.org/content/ joseph-forgione-development-school-youth Connect inner-city young people with the business community through workshops and paid summer internships in partnership with corporate executives. The DSY exposes SF Bay Area s youth to people and places outside of their neighborhoods and helps them learn new performances to navigate the broader world. Sponsor leadership training workshops and paid summer internships for DSY graduates. Approximately, 20 DSY graduates are placed in paid summer internships each year in the SF Bay Area. Bank of America Student Leaders Program about.bankofamerica. com/en-us/global-impact/student-leaders. html 11th and 12th Graders The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components: A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization. The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12-17, Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
11 11 BEETS (Band of Environmentally-Educated and Employable Teens) communitygrows.org/ category/beets/ years old students - majority live in the Western Addition. Provides four-month paid internships for youth ages years old to gain experience in designing, building and maintaining gardens and in teaching garden classes to younger children. BlueStamp Engineering Summer Program Contact: bluestampengineering. com/ bluestampengineering.com Dave Young: Robin Mansukhani: High School Students Looking to Explore Engineering BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week summer program for high school students to build projects they re truly passionate about. This program runs four hours a day, five days a week starting in mid June and ends in early August (dates vary by location). BlueStamp also invites guest speakers from various engineering fields and start-up entrepreneurs to provide inspiration for a career in technology. At the end of the program, each student typically completes the following deliverables: 1. Working prototype of their chosen project. 2. Creation of personal webpage hosted on the BSE site including videos of the student describing their work. 3. Complete design documentation.
12 12 California Academy of Sciences Science in Action Filmmaking calacademy.org/ science-action-club-sac High School Students Focus on connecting digital media with science investigation and learning. Develop skills in communicating science to the public through the creation and delivery of science stories using different media types. Create stories about issues of sustainability and exploring the universe with planetarium software and access to the Academy s all digital planetarium dome. California Academy of Sciences Careers in Science Intern Program calacademy.org/ careers-in-science-cisintern-program Be a 9th or 10th grader; Be able to obtain a valid work permit (US citizens and others authorized to work in the US); Commit to all attendance requirements of the program on a year-round, multi-year basis, including after-school, weekend, and summer work or trainings Provide paid internships to San Francisco youth from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) fields with opportunities to immerse themselves in the sciences. Interns develop life and job skills, receive college and career mentorship, and learn science and sustainability concepts in an authentic, paid work environment. The program provides hands-on science and youth development experiences in the Academy and outdoors while exposing interns to professional role models and mentors who are leaders in their disciplines.
13 13 California Academy of Sciences Digital Learning Team calacademy.org/digitallearning-techteens High School Students Digital Learning is a youth program where young people develop their technology skills, explore science and nature, and create cool digital science stories using diverse media. Our youth are exposed to a wide variety of digital media and tools, from astronomy dome shows to computer game programming to social media campaigns. Career Technical Education Summer Career Exploration Programs (Automotive Technology, Building and Construction, Environmental Technology, and Urban Agriculture) sfusd.edu/?id=2785 Rising Juniors and Seniors Students will have an opportunity to explore careers related to one of the following: automotive technology, building and construction, environmental technology, and urban agriculture. Students will earn 5 high school credits and $1000 (before taxes and deductions). Students will participate in worksite rotations twice per week, and visit Bay Area colleges. Students will learn about Apprenticeship programs and local training programs. Application deadline is Friday, April 10th. Contact: Darlene Cardenas at or
14 14 Camp Cardiac UCSF School of Medicine campcardiac.org High School Students 15 and older Camp Cardiac, 1-week camp run by local medical students, serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine. Spots are limited and filled on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. No payment is required to apply and scholarships are available. Scholarship Application Deadline - Monday, April 6th. Program runs Aug ; 8:30am- 4:30pm. CORO Exploring Leadership Program coronorcal.org/about/ programs/youth/ 10th, 11th and 12th Graders Exploring Leadership is comprised of a set of modules designed to increase the Youth Fellows abilities in problem solving, critical thinking and goal setting, in order to become facilitators and partners for community change. Skill-building workshops include: Interviews with local leaders; A five-week internship at a local business, government agency, or nonprofit organization; Hands-on community engagement; Community service projects. The eight-week summer program runs from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Participants earn a $800 stipend for their participation and successful completion of the program.
15 15 de Young Museum Ambassadors deyoung.famsf.org/ education/k-12- students/museumambassadors High School Students Train high school students to give presentations and lead museum tours for elementary school classes and community groups. These teen educators provide a unique and interactive approach to learning about art. San Francisco public high school students trained as museum educators will visit classrooms or community centers to introduce a special exhibition or a part of the permanent collection to younger students through an interactive activity that is done is small groups. During the summer, there is also an extensive art project. Young students are invited to visit the de Young Museum for a tour given by the Museum Ambassadors with discussions and interpretations of what the children see. Paid minimum wage. Enterprise for High School Students ehss.org High School Students During the two-month Summer Cycle of the Pathways Career Ahead Program, students will get the opportunities to: Apply for paying jobs in the second half of the program; Receive training in office, public speaking and computer skills; Compile an employment portfolio (including a résumé, cover letter, reference sheet, etc.); Explore colleges, careers and other post-high school options; Attend job shadows and college tours; Become eligible for their three summer employment programs (effective Summer 2015)
16 16 Exploratorium High School Explainers Internships Contact: explainers. exploratorium.edu/ highschool Year-olds The summer schedule for this position is Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30 AM 5:30 PM, and Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 AM 10:15 PM. Participate in up to 60 hours of training. Topics include working with the public, conducting informal conversations with visitors, sharing information with visitors at exhibits, gaining an understanding of informal methods of learning as they relate to science, and other activities as required; Set up and monitor the museum for daily operations: Turn exhibits on and off, turn overhead lights on and off, move exhibits and stools to proper locations, and assist staff during emergency procedures; Greet and orient individual visitors and groups; Oversee activity on the exhibit floor; Serve as a guide or facilitator, initiating contact with visitors to enrich the museum experience; Perform scientific demonstrations and engage visitors in the process; Assist visitors with special needs through the museum when requested. Future Graduates Program, SF Police Foundation Contact: sfciti.com/initiatives/ sfpd-future-graduatesprogram Raphael Rockwell at (415) Students week internships over the summer with the SFPD, government agencies or private employers. Students are paid $11 per hour at a variety of locations to help raise graduation rates, broaden career exposure, expand skills and encourage students to pursue higher education.
17 17 Girls Who Code girlswhocode. fluidreview.com/res/p/ faq/ High School Girls Free 7-week Program of intensive instruction in robotics, web design and mobile development with engaging career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry s top female entrepreneurs and engineers. Gladstone Science Internships gladstoneinstitutes.org/ gss Rising Seniors Gladstone is a non-profit biomedical research organization located on UCSF s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. During the program, GSS interns are paired with a scientific mentor and work on an individual research project in one of our laboratories. GSS interns work part-time (25hrs/week) over the course of 9-weeks over summer and participate in a final poster session where they present their research findings to the scientific community here at Gladstone & UCSF. Garden Project Earth Stewards High School Program gardenproject.org/ -!earthstewards/c8k2 San Francisco resident high school students Students work daily during the summer program and on weekends during the school year. The summer hours and flexible school year hours allow participants to complete their high school studies while gaining job skills and peer support in a positive atmosphere. In addition to their work, High School Earth Stewards participate in environmentally based math and science classes, and receive academic mentoring during the school year. Paid and flexible hours.
18 18 Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy LINC (Linking Individuals to Their Natural Communities) parksconservancy.org/ learn/youth/leadership/ linc.html Year-olds During this six week program, high school students come together to assist with service projects, gain career and leadership skills, and take field trips to special park sites (like Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods.) Projects and activities vary by week and include trail work, plant propagation, and habitat restoration. In addition, students will get the opportunity to learn more about ecology and science. Each session kicks off with a four day service and adventure trip to Yosemite. There is no experience necessary to apply just a desire for adventure, being part of a team, and trying new things! $1000 educational reward for completing program. Check in early February for the summer 2015 application. Applications will be due on Friday, March 27, Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology (ICLEM) synberc.org/iclem 10th and 11th Graders The Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology is an eight-week paid summer internship program for high-potential, low income high school sophomores and juniors. Developed in partnership with UC Berkeley and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the program seeks to broaden students understanding of biotechnology and the careers available in this field. In addition to basic science and research, the program also exposes students to career exploration and preparation for the college application process, including field trips to local biotech companies, career talks with scientists and engineers, writing a college personal statement, meeting college admission and financial aid experts, and visiting college campuses. Students are paid a stipend of $1500, plus a scholarship of $500 upon successful completion of the program. Applications due by March.
19 19 Jewish Family and Children s Services YouthFirst Program jfcs.org/services/youth Rising 10th-12th graders Offer paid summer internships working either at JFCS or in local businesses and organizations. The program will run from Monday, June 23 through Friday, August 1. Students work for 20 hours a week for 6 weeks, earning $10.74/hour. Additionally, students attend a weekly workshop to learn about resume writing, informational interviewing, conflict resolution, public speaking, and additional relevant topics. They highly recommend that students interested in the internship attend one of our Career Night programs in March. Regional Career Night: Tuesday, March 18th from 6-8pm in SF. JUMA Ventures High School Students Juma Ventures is a youth program designed to help students get into and graduate from college. As a Juma student, you receive: Job skills training and part-time paid employment, financial guidance, funds to match your college savings, college campus tours, college application and financial aid help, tutoring and SAT prep, support through college completion. Juma recruits students in February through March of each year. Apply today! For more information, and to receive an application,
20 20 LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center) watch?v=qmywu_agake High School Students LYRIC builds future LGBTQ Leaders of the Bay Area by offering paid internships. For more information contact: Watufani Poe, program coordinator at or National Science Foundation Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) (in Greenland) arcus.org/jsep 11th Graders The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) is a National Science Foundation supported science and cultural-exchange summer program for high-school students. The three-week program takes place entirely in Greenland. Participants from the United States, Denmark, and Greenland live and work together while exploring current research and completing their own inquiry-based investigations. Students observe scientists as they conduct research in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering. Students also have significant hands-on experiences in field research under the guidance of professional teachers from the participating nations. For more information, including application materials and deadline to apply please visit arcus.org/jsep. Applications from underserved students are encouraged. NSF s Division of Polar Programs covers all participant costs, such as food, transportation, lodging, and instruction for students selected to participate.
21 21 Kaiser Permanente s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/ncallaunch/ 16 and Over Offer paid, full-time 8 week summer work experiences for under-served high school students interested in heath care careers. Applications must be submitted in-person at your local Kaiser Permanente facility. Please contact the local SYEP onsite coordinator for a program application and instructions for your local Kaiser Permanente facility. Applications are released in March. Law Summer Internship - Farella Braun + Martell Diversity Pipeline Internship Program fbm.com/diversity_pipeline_internship_program/ Rising Seniors of Color Goal is to increase the number of minorities interested, passionate about and confident in their skills to become lawyers. Six-week program targets high school students from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them an opportunity to work in our San Francisco office during a six week program where they gain valuable office experience, learn about the college application and financial aid process, and learn tips for resume-building and interviewing. Application due mid-may hours/week Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Pay: $12.25/hour. Submission and/or inquiries: Priscilla Zaccalini at or fbm.com Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley) Teen Internship program lawrencehallofscience. org/get_involved/ join_our_team/teen_ interns High School Students The Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley) Teen Internship program is for students entering 9th grade and above. The program provides firsthand work experience, hands-on training, and problem-solving opportunities. The primary focus of our program is to teach teens to communicate science to our visitors. Teens will do this by working with visitors in exhibits, labs, and classrooms. You must volunteer at the Hall during the summer to be considered for an internship. Summer volunteer applications are available on our web site starting in mid February and are due in April. More information about what is involved in the Teen Intern program will be available in the Fall.
22 22 Matchbridge matchbridge.org/ job-seekers/ Ages MatchBridge is a youth employment program focused on placing young people in jobs and internships that enable work-based learning. The program coaches MatchBridge participants throughout the job search process, helping them gain exposure to careers and a positive future. Since 2005, MatchBridge has connected more than 1,300 young people, ages 16-24, to work experiences in a variety of business settings. Mayor s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) myeep.org Year-olds Provide paid jobs to San Francisco youth challenged in their attempt to access employment. In addition to work experience, the program provides support to youth as they transition toward successful adulthood by strengthening their understanding of the connection between employment and education as well as the responsibility to adults to contribute positively to society. Applications are generally due in April for summer but also opportunities during school year. Metropolitan Transportation Commission Internship Program Contact: jobs.mtc.ca.gov/ Intern- shipopportunities/high- SchoolInfo/highschoolintern.html 10th, 11th and 12th Graders Each year MTC sponsors a High School Internship Program. The purpose of the program is to introduce high school students (in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade) to career opportunities in the field of transportation, to show them how public transportation agencies play an overall part in the community, county, and regional transportation operations, and to provide MTC s transportation partners (such as traffic engineers at city and county public works departments or planners at transit agencies) with assistance. Applications are generally due at end of February.