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stanford immersion in community medicine recruitment

A mentorship and shadowing opportunity this Spring for students interested in considering health as a career choice. ICM is run through Stanford's Arbor Free Clinic, a student-run health clinic that provides free healthcare services and referrals for low-income and uninsured adults in Menlo Park and the surrounding area. The ICM program is five weeks long, beginning on Sunday October 13, 2019 and continuing every Sunday through November 10, 2019. The program offers students an educational experience involving shadowing, education and mentorship with Stanford undergraduates, medical students, and physicians. Interested students can find more information here.


Application deadline is October 4, 2019.


front office internship

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVACR fitters

  • Internship available in the front office of plumbing, mechanical, construction, service and repair industries.
  • 2-6 Week Program
  • After -School, minimum of 2-hours shifts
  • Paid On-the-Job Training
  • Application, Teacher Recommendation, Cover Letter

Upload all documents here


Get prepared for a skilled trades apprenticeship 

Are you interested in hands-on work? Union apprenticeships and career at public agencies offer great benefits and opportunities for advancement. Get prepared to perform well on apprenticeship and civil service with this free 5-week program. 

This part-time program provides:

  • Preparation for success in the union apprenticeship and civil service process
  • Referral to local apprenticeship and civil service testing opportunities 
  • Instruction in math, test-taking strategies, and spatial & mechanical reasoning
  • Job search skills, cover letter and resume assistance
  • Site tours of potential employment sites at water and wastewater agencies

Program Dates:
May 28- June 28, 2019 (Monday- Friday 4:30- 7:00 PM)


Laney College (900 Fallon  St. Oakland 

Online application:

Questions? Contact:


aclu summer advocacy program in washington, dc

ACLU Advocacy Institute: Educating and Empowering the Next Generation of Civil Liberties Advocates


The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week -long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation- a DC based civic education non-profit-partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. 

Application Process:

  • Application can be found here.
  • Regular Decision applications are due by April 7.
  • Financial Aid is available (full and partial scholarships)
  • High school-aged students who are 15-18* years old are welcome to apply. 

visualize your future in stem!

San Francisco ZOO & Gardens:

Join us for the annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.



San Francisco Zoo 9:00 am- 2:30 pm 

Registration Includes:

  • Zoo Admission and Lunch
  • Presentations by Noted Scientists and Engineers
  • Hands-On Skill-Building Workshops
  • Advice for College and Career Prep
  • Raffle

Full details and registration at:

jobs for youth summer internships

The County of San Mateo Jobs for Youth Summer Internship places Jobs for Youth Members age 18-21 in County Departments for 8-10 weeks. The internship program provides young adults valuable work experience and the opportunity to develop employment skills. Interns work in one of several County Departments. They receive supervision and mentoring from government leaders. Interns receive $16 per hour with no benefits.

Application Process:

  • You must be a Job for Youth Member. To become a member complete a 1 hour job preparation workshop.
  • Submit your resume and three references. Participate in a  telephone orientation.
  • Complete an online application. The link will be emailed to you after completion of step 2. 


Start date: Internships start in June or July

For more information click here.

Deadline to apply: Continuous until filled. 

sfo- Summer high school internship 2019

For more information and how to apply:

Look for "SFO Summer High School Interns Program"

Application opens 12/12/18 and closes 3/13/19


expanding your horizons

Math & Science Conference

March 14, 2020

A conference for 6th through 12th grade young women and interested adults to learn about career opportunities in math and science.

Conference Goals:

  • To promote education as a means of expanding young women's options.
  • To increase young women's interest in science and math
  • To foster awareness of career opportunities for women in science-and-math-related fields.
  • To promote an opportunity for participants to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditional and non-traditional fields.


High school students, earn college credit: 

Earn 0.5 units of college credit. Get the concurrent enrollment application at:

atdp/uc berkeley

Make summer count at UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program.


This summer I plan to....

  • Build and ride a hovercraft
  • Tackle classic literature
  • Genetically engineer bacteria
  • Program a video game

Grades 7-11: six weeks in June-July- application due in February.

Apply for a challenging course at:

now hiring candy lovers!

Come join See's Candies 


They offer a sweet working environment, a flexible schedule and free candy samples.


Apply at your local shop or online at:

summer internship opportunity

San Mateo County Office of Education is pleased to announce the 2019 summer paid internship opportunity. Internships provide first-hand experience working with professionals in the work environment, giving the student opportunities to practice skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Minimum Qualifications to be considered for an internship:

  • Will be completing the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by summer 2019
  • Will be 16 years of age or older by June 14, 2019. Some internships require 18 years of age. Look at descriptions for each individual internship prior to applying.
  • Live and go to school in San Mateo County
  • Be available for the entire duration of the internship

Website to apply: 

Application due on: March 1, 2019. 

2019 kp launch paid summer internship program

Through KP LAUNCH, Kaiser Permanente offers unique and dynamic health care internship programs that provide interns with practical job skills ans experiences in a supportive environment. The goal is to bring students coming from communities and backgrounds underrepresented in health care careers into the KP LAUNCH program for exposure to various business and healthcare careers. 

KP LAUNCH interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work full-time within various Kaiser Permanente departments for eight weeks
  • Learn about a variety of different health career opportunities
  • Meet and learn from health care professionals and their internship program peers
  • Gain professional and personal development through workshops 

The summer 2019 program is scheduled to take place between Monday, June 10, 2019 ending Friday, August 9, 2019. An eight week program at a Northern California Kaiser Permanente facility closest to the student's home. 

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be between the age of 16 and 19 by June 1, 2019
  • High school student 
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must have an interest in healthcare career/environment
  • Must be able to complete the eight-week program (40 hours per week) 
  • Must undergo and pass, all Kaiser Permanente employment requirements (background check, drug and health screening, legal right to work in the U.S.)
  • Applicants who are dependents of KP employees are ineligible to participate in this internship program. 

For application and information: 

For questions: 

expanding your horizons

A conference for 6th through 12th grade young women to learn about career opportunities in math and science. 

Expanding your Horizons Conference will take place at Skyline College on:

  • March 16, 2019
  • 8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 


Complete the request form at to receive the 2019 brochure when available. 

getting you that internship

  • Learn how to apply for an internship or job
  • Rock the interview
  • Come away with successful strategies to win the internship
  • Hear and learn from hiring experts from United Airlines and Hilton

Who: High School students interested in applying for internships/jobs

Date: Saturday, January 26

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: San Mateo County Office of Education

101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, 94065

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

RSVP to attend by 01/18/19

AICCU- Association of Independent California Colleges and universities

1 California- 82 Possibilities:

California independent, nonprofit colleges and universities are engaging today's students for tomorrow's workforce; offering innovative and personalized learning environments that connect course work to practical experience!

AICCU Institutions offer:


  1. Affordable Options: 72% of AICCU students receive some form of financial aid.
  2. Unlimited Opportunities: Offering over 200 majors, provides unlimited opportunities to pursue more than one field of study
  3. Diverse Environments: Over 60% of AICCU undergraduate students are ethnically diverse; fostering a vibrant educational atmosphere
  4. Student Centered Education: The average student to faculty ratio is 11:1, this means students will be in a highly personalized learning environment
  5. Success: Graduating students faster and prepared for employment 

For a complete list of Independent Nonprofit Colleges and Universities in California visit:


trades introduction program

Tip San Mateo Pre-Apprenticeship Course

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the Building and Construction Trades? 

San Mateo County Union Community Alliance and Local Apprenticeship Programs are now offering a certificated, Pre- Apprenticeship Training course that will prepare trainees to enter a green construction career ladder through state certified joint apprenticeship training programs. 

  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Documentation to work, Valid CA Drivers License, High School diploma, GED, or equivalent, Ability to pass drug testing, Able to do physical work, 18 years and older, San Mateo  County residents given first preference.
  • To apply:
  • IBEW Local 617 Hall 1701 Leslie St. San Mateo
  • 9:00 am sharp
  • For information call: 650.341.7711

International student exchange programs-asse

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is pleased to provide students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2020-21 school year.

Participating in an exchange program gives students more than just knowledge about another country and its language and culture. Time spent living abroad teaches them about building friendship, taking responsibility for themselves, respecting differences and tolerating the beliefs of others. 

Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and other professionals look favorably on students who have spent a school year abroad. They know that former international exchange students bring a higher level of maturity and a global frame of reference to their university studies and activities.

For information on: Academic year and semester programs, Summer Homestay, Adventure, and Language programs to countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas visit: 

Application Deadline is: December 3, 2019 

SJSU- school of music and dance

Entrance and Scholarship Auditions:

  • Music: 02/23/2019 & 03/09/2019
  • Dance: 02/15/2019
  • SJSU Application Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

Degrees Offered:

  • BA Music
  • BM Composition
  • BM Jazz Studies
  • BM Music Education
  • BM Performance
  • MM with emphases in: Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Performance
  • BA Dance
  • BFA Dance 

Holy Names University

Discover HNU- Fall Open House

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

  • Tour the beautiful Oakland Hills campus
  • Learn about admissions, scholarships and financial aid opportunities 
  • Talk with current students and faculty about academics and campus life

For complete schedule and RSVP go to: or call 1.800.430.1321 

Dominican University of California

Speaking of Open Doors:

Campus Visit Days are entirely dedicated to you and your Dominican Experience. You and your family will enjoy a personalized guided tour of campus, meet faculty and current students, learn about majors, explore student life, and attend a financial aid informational session.


Register for a Campus Visit Day at:


Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 

Focaccia/cte internships 

FOCACCIA  provides high school students the opportunity to "earn while you learn" by working in a setting that exposes them to the food industry. They offer opportunities in:

Marketing and Social media Internship

Culinary Internship

Administration (Finance, HR, etc.) Internship

  • 8-14 Weeks Program
  • After school, 2-3 hours/day, flexible days
  • Paid on-the-job training -$15/hour
  • Location either SSF or San Francisco  

How to apply:

  • Application
  • Teacher Recommendation 
  • Cover Letter 

OCA- Speak & Lead With Pride 

Speak & Lead With Pride: Improve your leadership and public speaking skills!


The San Mateo County Chapter of OCA is now accepting applications for its premier Speak and Lead with Pride program for the 2019 year. This is a hands-on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to high school students. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will gain remarkable confidence in their public speaking and leadership abilities. The course concludes with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 cash prize. 


When: Six Saturdays, 10:00 AM- Noon, all in 2020

             Feb. 1st, Feb. 8th, Feb. 15th, Feb. 22nd, Feb. 29th, & March 7th,  plus a Recognition Ceremony & Speech Contest on Thursday March 12th, 6-8:30 PM. 

Where: Foster City Recreation Center, Crane Room- 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

Cost: FREE for all students!

Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from their school counselor or teacher and their latest school transcript.

Application and information are available at the Career Center or their website at: 


Deadline to apply: Friday, December 13, 2019 

Service Academy Information Night

Join Congresswoman Jackie Speier for an evening of one-on-one conversations for Middle and High School students and  learn more about: 

  • Qualifications for the Service Academies
  • Application process and timeline
  • Congressional Nominations


U.S. Air Force Academy

U.S. Naval Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Military Academy at West Point

U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Parents, Counselors and teachers encouraged to attend.

  • Friday September 21, 2018
  • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
  • 33 Arroyo Drive, SSF- CA 
  • Please RSVP at
  • 650-342-0300 

Tufts University

Ever wondered what really happens inside the highly selective college admissions process? Who Gets In And Why, an interactive workshop designed by the Tufts University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, aims to show you.


The program will highlight the following:

  • Academics and campus life at Tufts University
  • The different components of a college application and how those materials are evaluated by selective admissions officers.
  • Tips on successful essay writing and the impact of an application supplement.
  • The role of recommendations and interview process.
  • A case study designed to resemble the admissions process, featuring five real applications from prior Tufts applicants.

Thursday, Sep. 20

7:00 PM

Menlo-Atherton High School

555 Middlefield Road- Atherton, CA



Cal State East Bay

Explore their campus at one of the fall Preview Days.


Preview Day 1: Saturday, Oct. 13 

                        9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


Preview Day 2: Sunday, Nov. 4

                          Noon- 4 p.m.


You are invited to attend a free annual open house for prospective freshmen, transfer students and families.


  • Learn about admission requirements, academic programs and financial aid
  • Tour campus and student housing
  • Hear about student life and academic resources

Cal State East Bay- 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 

For registration and event information visit: 

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, Open House 2018. 


  • Saturday October 20
  • 8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.

register at: 



The Undiscovered Wellesley

First-hand experience, sudden revelations, alarmingly nice people.


Just for seniors. Includes everything in the morning programs, plus class visits, cultural events, and the surreal bonding experience that is a night in a Wellesley residence hall.



Morning sessions:

  • Saturday, September 29
  • Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day)
  • Saturday, November 10

The Overnight:

  • Noon Sunday- Noon Monday, October 14- 15



Questions: 781-283-2270 



Northeastern University

Learn more about Northeastern University!


Meet David Girvan, Assistant Director of Admissions, for a special event that will include:


  • The opportunity to connect with Admissions staff
  • Insights into the application process


Monday, September 17

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P. M.

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

San Francisco, CA 

Discover MIT

During this information session, admissions officers will discuss academics, students life, financial aid, and how to apply. There will also be a Q&A with both admissions officers and local alumni/ae. 


Information sessions in your area:


  • Boys & Girls Club: 2031 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto- CA (October 2, 2018 7:00 PM)
  • Oakland Technical High School:4351 Broadway, Oakland CA ( October 6, 2018 2:00 PM)



To see a list of all of their events, visit: 

Discover Duke

Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid and much more.

Join them at one of the following locations:


  • Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real (Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018....1:00PM or 3:30PM)
  • San Jose: Ballarmine College Preparatory- 960 West Hedding St. San Jose (Wednesday, Oct. 24, 218....7:30PM)

Please register at: 

NACAC- National College Fairs

Find The College That's Right For You


Start your college search for free at a NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts fairs connect you to colleges and universities with majors for students passionate about the arts, as well as other specialized arts programs.


Free and open to the public! 


San Francisco - September 20, 2018

7 P. M.- 9 P. M.

Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts 


Register free at:


Congressional Internship Opportunity

Congresswoman Jackie Speier's District Office


Representative Speier of the 14th Congressional District is now accepting applications for the Fall Intern Session for her district office. The Fall Intern Sesion begins on Monday, September 03, 2018, and goes through Friday, December 21. Throw your hat in the ring for a tremendous opportunity to experience the inner workings of your congressional office.


They are seeking Interns who are: Professional, Resourceful, Creative, Independent, Passionate, Driven and Problem Solvers. Among the duties expected:

  • conducting research
  • writing letters
  • interacting with constituents
  • helping plan and staff events
  • assisting with administrative tasks


Apply by completing an application and sending it with a cover letter, resume and 2-3 page writing sample to

Application forms can be found on their website. Applicants will be contacted for an interview. Internships run for 3 months and are open to high school students, college students and recent graduates.


For questions, please contact their office at:  

KQED's -Youth Advisory Board

The application for the 2018-2019 Youth Advisory Board is now open! The YAB provides feedback for KQED's content and products, helping them serve young people with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom.


Applicants must be in grades 9-12, live in the California Bay Area, and be able to attend monthly meetings at KQED's offices in San Francisco. For full guidelines, meeting dates, and to apply, please visit: 


The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 9 at 11:59 pm.


Please send questions to Chanelle Ignant, youth media manager at KQED