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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

 Open Until Filled

Applicants will need to submit their application through the County Portal at https://www.governmentjobs. com/careers/santaclara    


Student Intern, Level II and Student Intern, Level II-521

Freshman or Sophomore year college students, Community college students, or Vocational school students who have completed high school. In addition to the above, Level II Student Interns are able to evaluate information gained in accordance with established policies and procedures and assist professional staff members in ongoing project work.

Student Intern, Level III and Student Intern Level III-521

Junior or Senior year college students. Individuals assigned to this classification would only be eligible to work in a position related to the student's field of study. In addition to the above, Level III Student Interns participate in project work in an increasingly responsible role. They participate in team analysis of problems and in the preparation of reports under the supervision of professionals.

Student Intern, Level IV and Student Intern Level IV-521

Professional and graduate school students. Individuals assigned to this classification would only be eligible to work in a position related to the student's field of study. In addition to all of the above, the Level IV Student Intern, under the supervision of professionals, assumes responsibility for preliminary studies, analysis, and recommendations on systems, devices, machines, and procedures of the Agency/Department.

Student Interns who are hired to perform tasks or duties similar to classifications represented by Local 521 should be categorized as "Student Intern-521."

Deadline: May 29, 2020

We at FFAC are so excited to offer our National College Internship (virtually!) for any of your students interested in the impacts of our modern food system. Interns will explore the intersections of social justice, public health, animal rights, and sustainability.

The FFAC National College Internship is a paid online summer internship with the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) during Summer 2020. Applications are due May 29, 2020, or until all spots are filled. We hope to recruit a diverse group of students from around the US, who will learn more about the impacts of factory farming, engage in active discussion, and participate in a variety of social change-making projects and nonprofit work. We encourage you to pass along this information to your students.

Interested students, please visit for more details and to apply today!

Contact Kiely Smith at with any questions regarding applications or general program inquiries.

April 20, 2020

Human Agenda Internship for Community Organizing and Social Media Work


    Human Agenda is a non-profit 501(c)(3) human rights- and human needs-focused organization based in San Jose, California ( Our mission is to envision a world where the human needs of all can be met; engage the community in forging local institutions that are democratic, cooperative, equitable, sustainable, and kind; and take individual responsibility to embody the change we’d like to see.

    We are currently seeking an intern for a part-time position through December 2020.

Open Until Filled

START Coordinator position open at San Jose

  • YAI is seeking Coordinators to work with San Andreas Region START program located in San Jose. Coordinators will be serving individuals in Santa Clara County as well as Monterey County.
  • A Master's degree in Mental Health, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or Human Service fiels is required.

Open Until Filled

Paid Part-Time Student Intern Position- United States Pretrial Services Agency Northern District of California

  • The United States Pretrial Services Agency for the Northern District of California is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Pretrial Services Technician (aka Student Intern). This position will provide operational support to the San Jose office. More than one position can be filled by this announcement.
  • TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume, two letters of recommendation (from instructors, advisors, or recent employers) and a copy of college transcripts to: Please reference Job PSA SAN JOSE 13-2019 in the heading. Due to the volume of applications received, the U.S. Pretrial Services Agency will only communicate with those qualified individuals who will be interviewed.



Open Until Filled

Community Worker Position open at the Law Foundation

Hiring a Spanish-Speaking community worker.  Community workers are non-attorney advocates who support with phone and walk-in intake, community outreach and education, administrative hearings and other non-court related outreach, and investigation.  The posting is available here: .

March 1, 2020

Community Organizer at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC)

A new position is posted at the Bike Coalition that is focused on San Jose.

Please click here for more information:

Open Until Filled

Community Worker Position open at the Law Foundation

Hiring a Spanish-Speaking community worker.  Community workers are non-attorney advocates who support with phone and walk-in intake, community outreach and education, administrative hearings and other non-court related outreach, and investigation.  The posting is available here: .


Open Until Filled

Casa de Esperanza Internship Opportunity

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).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  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:


Friday, March 6, 2020


Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship Program

The Panetta Institute’s 22nd annual Congressional Internship Program will be held from August 9 through December 4, 2020. This 13-week program combines a rigorous two-week academic orientation at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSU, Monterey Bay along with experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. While serving in our nation’s capital the student will also attend regular seminars. Upon completion of all requirements for this course, interns will earn full-time academic units that will be posted to their university transcripts. All program costs are covered, including housing, ground transportation, travel to and from Washington, D.C. and some reimbursement for living expenses.

Please click here for more information.

February 7, 2020


Community Coordinator Job Opportunity

City of Gilroy is recruiting for a Community Coordinator and we are seeking candidates with degrees in Social Work, Spanish, and Recreation. 

Click here for more details.

Open Until Filled


Summer Teaching Positions

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $10,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $815-$950 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

Open Until Filled


Student Intern Opportunity at AC Transit in Oakland

AC Transit's Civil Rights and Compliance Programs department has an immediate opening for a paid college intern in the Civil Rights and Compliance Programs group (see here). This internship – working on transit issues related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – provides an excellent opportunity for a student with significant coursework, interest, or experience in civil rights compliance, transportation equity, or a related discipline. The position is open to students who are enrolled now at a Bay Area college or university. The internship is part time, up to 20 hours per week, during the school year, with the possibility of continuing in a full time position, up to 40 hours per week, during the summer.

 We regularly have openings for this position, and it will stay open until we fill it. The HR department here at AC Transit also posts this announcement through the colleges’ and universities’ official job/internship sites and channels.

Interested applicants should complete the online application through the AC Transit website:, including a resume and cover letter.

January 26, 2020


2020 Education Internship at The Children's Creativity Museum

My name is Allie Stephens, and I am the Acting Senior Manager of Education and Public Programs at Children's Creativity Museum here in San Francisco. Applications for our Spring 2020 Education Internship program are now being accepted, and we look forward to meeting some excellent candidates! I have attached a job description with more details. Candidates can apply through our website here. We have extended the application deadline to Saturday, January 26th, and Orientation will take place on Tuesday, January 28th. During our Education Internship, our Interns have the chance to gain first-hand experience working in a museum environment that specializes in Informal Education. Our staff of artists, educators, and exhibit developers offers a warm and collaborative environment in which to develop Intern's skills and interests through professional development training, one on one mentoring, and hands-on learning of our exhibits

Mid February 


Job opportunity focused in childhood development and is bilingual

 Looking for a responsible individual interested in conducting one-on-one child assessments with preschoolers in San Jose as a part of our Educare project. All training provided, but experience working with young children is essential and candidates must be bilingual English/Spanish. Schedule is flexible but mornings are preferred. Must commit to at least 8 hours a week starting mid-February to the end of May or early June. Pay $18-20/hr.

 Here is their webpage:

Kim is actively reviewing resumes over the next week or two (or longer if need). 


Kim Carpenter, Ph.D.

Project Manager II and Bay Area General Manager
(408) 247-8319


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