SF YouthWorks

SF YouthWorks exposes rising Juniors, rising Seniors, and graduating Seniors to the
public sector. 

Interested in
public service?

Want a career in helping everyone in your community?

SF YouthWorks provides paid job readiness workshops, training, and internships at different SF City Departments such as the Public Utilities Commission, the Public Library, and the SF International Airport.

We also offer youth leadership opportunities!


More than just getting a job

At SF YouthWorks, we help build your skills and confidence that prepare you for college and beyond!

Workshops & Trainings

SFYW provides professional training to equip participants with the skills needed to enter the workforce

Internships - $18.93 per hour!

Interns are paid a wage of $18.93/hr



Interns are paired with city department employee mentor

 Field Trips & Site Tours

Interns experience career exploration through events, go on college campus tours, and engage in their communities through service. 

Leadership Opportunities

Interns are given opportunities to grow their leadership skills through our Youth Leadership Team (YLT) program!

Life after High School

SFYW participants receive support with transition and future aspiration planning



To be a SF YouthWorks Summer participant, view the eligibility guidelines below

11th or 12th grade

Rising 11th or 12th grader. For YLT requirements, read more below!

SF Resident & Work Permit

Must reside or attend school in SF. Need help with obtaining your work permit? We got you!


Leadership qualities and an interest in supporting SFYW with basic program functions


Grow with us

Youth Leadership Team (YLT) members are former YouthWorks interns who return for a second year to help plan and facilitate workshops for current interns.

YLT members also assist with general YouthWorks programming while working on leadership development.


Intern for local government departments

SF YouthWorks has placed interns within the following city government agencies and departments

What our interns say

Wee're Hiring

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Have any questions about the program? Contact us!

School Year Intern
$18.93 per hour
Must be a Junior or Senior (in high school) during Fall ’23
San Francisco Resident
Able to obtain work permit
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Youth Leadership
$19.70 per hour
Have to have completed a full session of the most recent Summer or School Year YouthWorks session.
San Francisco Resident
Able to obtain work permit
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Any questions?

Have a question about our programs? Want to host interns?
Let's talk!

If you are a current intern, please reach out to your supervisor or site coordinator.
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