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Job Opportunities For SISS Students

The job, internship, and scholarship opportunities listed below were sent to the Department Office to make available to SISS students. Click on the title links below for more information. 


 Title and Description

December 19, 2019 











October 21, 2019


 U.S. Census Bureau

As you know, the 2020 Census will soon be upon us. The Census Bureau is still working on filling over 500,000 enumerator jobs across the country. These are flexible, good paying jobs with paid training that are a great way for students to connect with surrounding communities. 

Below is information from the U.S. Census Bureau on census jobs including pay rates, job details, and how to apply. This could be a great opportunity to work with your campus career centers to get the word out to students. 
Finally, if you are just starting to think about how to engage your campus and surrounding community around the census, we welcome you to join the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition's Census Working Group to stay up-to-date on all things census and to learn from other campuses across the country about how they are planning to get out the count for the upcoming census. You can join the working group listserv at this link:




Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center

Become a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate.

Click here for more info

Training begins Oct. 25, 2019 

Walnut Ave. Family & Women's Center

October 21, 2019 at 11:59pm

Public Outreach Intern 

Assist Diridon Program Manager Lori Severino with community engagement efforts this fall and beyond. The engagement process will cover Google's Mixed-Use Development Project and other city plans affecting the Diridion Station Area. 

Open Until Filled

 Internship Opportunity at Good Health

Join our GoodHealth Team for the 2019-2020 school year!

This program offers college students an opportunity for hands on experience working with special needs youth and teaching health education. Enhance your skills in teaching, leadership, event planning, project planning and more. If you are interested in empowering youth and health education & prevention, this is the internship for YOU!

Check out the website or like on Facebook

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Foster America Recruitment

 Click Here To Apply



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CommUniverCity - After School Instructors

Please see After school instructors position description and Instructors/substitutes position description for more information

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"Casa de Esperanza", a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. 

 Information about our internship may be found here:

The application for our internship may be found here:

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City of San Jose Internship

CommUniverCity San Jose;

"To help support these goals, DOT is currently seeking a highly energetic individual who aspires to contribute to the vibrancy of San José by encouraging more people to use means other than driving alone to get to where they need to go. Specifically, the City seeks an individual to work with the DOT Walk n Roll team to encourage school age children to walk and bike to school".

Please see the Department of Transportation position description for more information.

Open Until Filled


County of Santa Clara Office of Cultural Competency is Hiring Community Outreach Specialists and Community Workers. Interested candidates must complete the County’s job application and meet minimum qualifications; they are free to reach out to Don Long (Sr. Management Analyst)

Please see position description(pdf) for Community Outreach Specilaists

Please see position description(pdf) for Community Worker


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Goodhealth Internship in the South Bay Area 

Our internship program collaborates with the East Side Union High School District, Fremont Union High School District, and Milpitas Unified School District in the San Jose area to provide health education and life skills classes to students with special needs, ages 14 to 22. Interns will be facilitators in the classroom, they will participate in projects for leadership and they will attend events for the high school/post senior students. We are looking for students who are passionate about youth empowerment, education, project managing and looking to enhance their skills and develop new ones. 
Please see the Position Description for more information.  

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Research and Evaluation Specialist II

Under general direction, to plan and organize activities focused on research and evaluation of an agency/departments program and service performance outcomes; to implement and validate new service technologies and best practice models of service delivery; and to establish partnerships with other agency departments in support of improving programs and services through research and evaluation.

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Sexuality Studies MA program at San Francisco State University

We seek applicants with some familiarity with sexuality studies as an academic field of study; an interest in sexuality as it intersects with race, gender, class, and other social differences and identities; and a commitment to sexuality studiesas a means of understanding and challenging social inequalities and promoting social justice. Once at SF State, students have the opportunity to work with scholars who publish with top journals and university presses, conduct research withfederal and foundation funding, pursue careers as public intellectuals, and exemplify committed and inspiring teaching.
An MA in Sexuality Studies can lead to a number of next steps. Many graduates of our MA program seek further training as a sexual health professional (therapist, educator, or other practitioner) or work in and lead community-basedorganizations committed to sexual health and justice. Some develop and teach sexuality education for high schools, colleges/universities, and medical schools; pursue careers in the arts; or become leaders in movements for, for example, sexworkers rights, comprehensive sexuality education, the sexual rights of people with disabilities, HIV prevention, and sexual health across the life course. Still others go on to further study of sexuality in top humanities or social science PhDprograms. Attached is a hard copy of our Department brochure. You and your students can find additional information online at

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Analyst - First Community Housing

Pay: $20 an hour for 15-20 hours per week, flexible hours. Duration: 4 weeks-5 weeks, with the potential for additional projects. Job details: Analyze data on police activity on site and around the neighborhood from 2014 to 2017. Transfer 4 years of data onto excel spreadsheet. Look for trends in data. Plot data using graphs and pie charts.Skills: Interest in crime statistics, experience with Excel spreadsheets, good understanding of statistical analysis, dependable, must be self-driven and able to produce work with little supervision.Interested individuals should email: Monica Nañez at

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Staff Evaluator - Research Unit at Santa Clara County Probation

The staff evaluator conducts literature reviews and policy analysis, summarizes research and evaluation activities, assists in gathering data, and analyzes and manages data. For more information, please check out the flyer.

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RRASC Summer Internship Program

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration.

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KU Sociology Ph.D Program

Please check out the information about the Sociology Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas (KU) if you are interested in pursuing a doctorate in sociology. 
We are a vibrant and supportive Ph.D. program that offers excellent graduate education in a number of key areas in sociology; we offer rigorous training in both qualitative and quantitative methods.  Our faculty members are highly productive, nationally-recognized scholars and we offer competitive multi-year funding packages for most admitted students.
You can find detailed information on KU sociology at and the admission process at
Don’t hesitate to contact me (, 785-864-9426) or our graduate academic advisor Ms. Corinne Butler (, 785-864-9419) if you have any questions.

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California Native Garden Foundation Interns

CNGF are recruiting a number of interns in a number of fields right now.  Please see the flyer for more details. We have an array of opportunities in so many areas of interest and we are very flexible on hours and time commitment. 

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WeThrive Student Mentors

WeThrive is recruiting for college student mentors for it's entrepreneurial mentoring program this year. Alongside a team of peers you will lead youth from under-resourced communities in the creation of a real business venture where they earn real revenues, as they gain mentorship and critical life skills along the way.These entrepreneurial ventures serve as vehicles to deliver critical life skills to WeThrive mentees, including self-agency, perseverance, public speaking and goal setting. Mentees also gain a near-peer mentor: You. Mentors will be trained prior to entering the classroom and provided support throughout the year from the WeThrive national team. No Business Experience Required. All Majors are Welcomed.
Time Commitment: 90 min/week
Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-5p
Location: Local K-12 schools short commutes away (reimbursed for all expenditures)
Anyone interested can visit or email!

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IEA Student Research Assistant

Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics (IEA) is hiring a Student Research Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year (with possibility of summer term employment). This is a great opportunity for a graduate student with some background in qualitative research, higher education issues, and desire to enter doctoral studies or pursue social research jobs.
A full job description is included here