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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Will be completing the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by summer 2020.
  • Will be 16 years of age or older by June 12, 2020. Some internships require the student be at least 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.

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 
Ag and Natural Resources
Miramar Farms Miramar Farms offers a 9-week paid internship.  Summer internship application is due March 27, 2020.
Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Midpen Media Midpen Media offers a 6-week paid internship.  Summer internship application is due March 27, 2020.
Front Office/Customer Service 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 27, 2020.
San Mateo County Fair The San Mateo County Fair is offering short term internships to students during the annual County Fair in our Guest Services Department.  Summer internship application is due March 27, 2020.
Biotechnology Internships
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 27, 2020.
Child Development and Family Services
Bright Horizons Bright Horizons offers a 4- to 6-week paid summer internships.  Summer internship application is due March 27, 2020.
Gatepath Two 9-weeks paid summer internships.  Summer internship application is due March 27, 2020.
Peninsula Family Service Peninsula Family Service offers a 4- to 6-week paid summer internship.  Summer internship application due March 27, 2020.
Business and Finance Internships
Larry Pon, CPA (Spring semester 2020 internship only) Internship occurs mid-January to April 15th, 2020, and learning basic office skills including assembling tax returns, photocopying, filing and data entry. The application due date is January 31, 2020. No summer internship opportunity, spring semester only.
Sustainability Internships
City of Burlingame A 7-week paid summer internship for a high school student in San Mateo County.  Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.
Commute.org Commute.org offers a 6-week paid internship. Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.
County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability Two 9-week paid internships. Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.
Republic Services of Daly City A 4- to 6-week period internship.  Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.
Rising Sun Center for Opportunity A 7-week paid summer internship.  Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.
Trade Internships
Front Office for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and HVACR Fitters Internship opportunities at plumbers, pipefitters, and HVACR offices across San Mateo County for 11th and 12th grade students. Summer internship applications are due March 27, 2020.

 

Vera Jacobson

Director, Career Technical Education (CTE)

Email: vjlundeberg@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5605

Katia Sturtevant

Administrative Assistant

Email: ksturtevant@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5481