Internship Program

At a Glance

Internship opportunities for high school students.

Internships provide first-hand experience working with professionals in their work environment, giving the student opportunities to practice skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Student Internship Program Flyer

Student Internship Program Flyer

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 a public school in San Mateo County.
-Be available for the entire duration of the internship.

Summer 2019 internship applications are now closed.

Students may apply for multiple internships on one application.  Students should indicate internships of interest at the top of the application under "specific internship name." 

Current open internships offered throughout the County include (click on the Internship name in the left column for more details and to apply):

Internship Opportunities
Description
Front Office Internships
Front Office for Dentists Internship opportunities at dental offices across San Mateo County for 11th and 12th grade students. Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Biotechnology Internships
REG Life Sciences REG Life Sciences offers a 4-8 week paid summer internships for a high school student. Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
SciBac An 8-week biotechnology internship working on a microbiology project in the area of molecular biology, microbial cell culture, or tissue culture. Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Karius An 8-week biotechnology internship  working with a remarkable team of scientists at Karius. Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Telomere Diagnostics  This is a biotechnology internship opportunity that can start as early as April, 2019, or can only be for the summer.  Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Education Internships
San Mateo County Office of Education  A 4-week paid summer internships for any high school student within the county.  Student interns are placed in various departments within the county office, including Human Resources, The Stem Center, Early Childhood Education, and others. Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Hospitality Internships
Focaccia Market Bakery Culinary internship Culinary internship for 8-14 weeks offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer.Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Embassy Suites Four summer internships are offered in Breakfast Stations, Restaurant, Culinary, and Housekeeping. Interns must be 18 years old by the time they start the internship.  Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.
Business and Finance Internships
Focaccia Market Bakery

Two Internships:
1. Marketing and social media internship for 8-14 weeks offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer.
2. Accounting internship for 8-14 weeks offered during Fall, Spring and Summer.
Summer internship application is due March 1, 2019.

Larry Pon, CPA

(Spring semester 2019 internship only)

Internship occurs mid January-April 15th, 2019 and learning basic office skills including assembling tax returns, photocopying, filing and data entry.  Application due date is December 14th, 2018. No summer internship opportunity, spring semester only.

 Berkshire Hathaway 

Internship opportunity in real estate at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Redwood City.  Application is due March 1, 2019.
Trade Internships
 Front Office for Plumbers, Pipefitters, & HVACR Fitters  Internship opportunities at plumbers, pipefitters, & HVACR offices across San Mateo County for 11th and 12th grade students. Summer internship application is due May 17, 2019.
   

Student guide to help when applying for internships.

Guide for teacher recommendations.