The San Mateo County Jobs for Youth program (JFY) supports San Mateo County youth age 14-21 in achieving their career and higher education goals. The program achieves this mission through three pillars of success: career skills training, job opportunities, and college/vocational training scholarships.
Jobs for Youth is seeking a part-time extra help Summer Intern (II) to help connect youth to job opportunities, assist with career skills workshops, and help with blog and social media posts.
If you are excited about having a lasting impact, building community, and supporting other youth in reaching their full potential, we strongly encourage you to apply! Successful applicants must be current JFY Members or must meet the JFY Membership criteria (reside or attend school in San Mateo County, be 21 or under, and take a JFY career skills workshop within two weeks of receiving an offer).
NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.
Examples Of Duties
The Summer Intern II will:
- Assist with researching employment and volunteer opportunities for youth throughout San Mateo County.
- Post employment opportunities on the Jobs for Youth jobs board.
- Help facilitate virtual career skills workshops for youth age 14-21. Create supportive environments for participants, including youth experiencing homelessness, current and former foster youth, students in court and community schools, and other minoritized youth.
- Help schedule workshops.
- Assist with research for blog posts on workplace soft skills (based on topics covered in the virtual workshops).
- Assist with posting on Facebook and LinkedIn in order to reach youth, high schools, community colleges, community-based organizations, parents, and businesses in San Mateo County.
Interns will be expected to work 20 hours per week for 6-8 weeks. The anticipated start date is June 21.
While this position is currently remote, this is subject to change depending on the status of the pandemic.
In order to apply, the following criteria must be met:
- Must be eligible to work in the United States
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 21
- Must reside or attend school in San Mateo County
- Must successfully pass a background investigation prior to employment
- Must be a Jobs for Youth Member or attend a 1 hour career skills course through Jobs for Youth prior to employment
- Must have an appropriate workspace for remote work and a stable internet connection
Ideal candidates will have the following competencies:
- Language: Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required
- Motivated high school graduate
- Excellent written and oral skills
- Developing research skills and comfort with conducting research online
- Comfort with public outreach and public speaking
- Some professional social media experience
- Familiarity with Facebook and LinkedIn
- Ability to manage time effectively and to meet deadlines
- Ability to work effectively with others
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong email etiquette
Ideal candidates are enthusiastic about working with youth age 14-21, enjoy meeting new people and building professional relationships, and have a can-do attitude. Candidates should be self-motivated and open to learning new skills. Ideal candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Interested applicants must submit all of the following:
- A complete online application with a completed supplemental questionnaire
- Cover letter
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County’s website, you may click the “Apply Online” button above or below. If you are not on the County’s website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply.
For questions about this internship, please contact Rosa Gonzalez at email@example.com. For questions/comments/issues relating to the application process and material submissions, please contact Sara Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community’s needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.