California Youth Connection San Francisco Internship Opportunities Spring/Summer 2015

Organization Description

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a statewide non-profit organization based in Oakland that provides a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Founded in 1988, by a group of foster youth and supportive adults, every year, CYC serves more than 300 members, ages 14-24, through 32 county-based chapters throughout California.

Internship Program Overview

As an Intern at CYC, you’ll join a diverse group of individuals from a variety of schools and areas of study for the program. Some highlights of our internship program include:

  • Training to provide quality policy organizing technical assistance to youth
  • Developing leadership and career-building skills unique to foster care policy reform as well as skills that transfer to a wide-range of other job sectors
  • Opportunity to work independently and as part of a dynamic team in a highly visible and fast-paced non-profit organization

Criteria for Interns

  • Current or former foster youth currently pursuing a higher education degree in the Bay Area
  • Strong interest in developing leadership and public speaking skills
  • Comfortable in groups
  • Ability to travel to Bay Area chapters (expenses paid by CYC)


Project activities will include:

  • Working out of the Statewide Office in Oakland 3-4 days a week
  • Developing and applying event planning, project management, and volunteer coordination skills and techniques
  • Scheduling and facilitating sub-committee meetings made up of Bay Area CYC members and supporters
  • Working with the Conference Planning Coordinator to effectively engage sub-committee participants
  • Performing reminder calls/emails to chapter members and supporters
  • Performing administrative tasks such as typing and distributing agendas and meeting notes
  • Participating in weekly check-ins with the Conference Planning Coordinator

Location: CYC Statewide Office, Oakland, CA

Internship Duration: January 2015 – August 2015

Stipend: $2880

How to Apply:

Deadline: Monday, January 19th, 2015

Please forward resume, 3 references, and cover letter to Kate Teague at


Contact Kate Teague                                               Christi Ketchum

415-442-5060 x16 office                                916-651-0268 office

510-688-6639 mobile                                     404-840-8323 mobile email          email

Source: California Youth Connection, January 12th, 2014