CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
750-25th Avenue, 2nd Floor
T: 415.379.7764 F: 415.750.8689
SFUSD WORK BASED LEARNING PROGRAM
SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2012
San Francisco 11th graders (juniors) have been preparing all year to intern over the summer as part of their
industry specific academy or pathway. During the year they've been doing interests assessments, business
research, outreach phone calls, informational interviews, job shadows, have been polishing their professional skills
and are now ready to spend time in the workplace. Over the summer between their junior and senior years they
will need your mentoring while they spend six weeks (20 hours/week) in the workplace.
Hosting an intern is one of the single most important things a business or individual can give. Providing
perspective and guidance to a young person as they navigate to adulthood changes lives in addition to
building brand recognition and improving the workforce of San Francisco.
The internship program offers a terrific opportunity to work with high school students as they prepare to continue
their education or enter the workforce. Supporting student internships leads to a more prepared workforce,
provides an opportunity for students to actually engage in the workplace, and also allows many businesses the
opportunity to catch up on those projects that never seem to get finished. Hiring a student intern for six weeks
this summer is an investment in our community and in our students.
We have attached an entire package of materials about the SFUSD program, but we would like to share a few
of the program facts:
• Internships last for six weeks (6/18-7/27) and students typically report to work for 20 hours per week, hours
are flexible and can be worked out to match host and student needs
• Students have a variety of working skills and interests - each of the City's High Schools feature students
with specific interests
• Students are beginning their senior year in high school and have been preparing for this experience
since they began high school through previous summer programs and exercises;
• SFUSD matches students to employers,
• Hiring a student costs a flat stipend rate of $680 - total (students receive $600, $80 goes to taxes); and,
• City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) indemnifies the employer - and a Memorandum of
Understanding is signed
THERE ARE ALSO OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ORGANIZATION TO SPONSOR A STUDENT TO WORK FOR
ANOTHER ORGANIZATION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO SPONSOR A STUDENT OR IF YOU'D
LIKE TO ACCEPT A SPONSORED STUDENT.
Please contact me with any questions.
JAMES COLE | Partnership Development
College, Career and Technical Education Department
750-25th Avenue | 2nd Floor
San Francisco | CA | 94121
T 415.379.7764 F 415.750.8689