COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY: POLICY EQUITY FOR ALL
OAKLAND SUMMER YOUTH
Get paid to develop skills for career and college. Work on a beautiful campus. Be part of a cohort of students from across the East Bay. Join us!
In 2023, C2C held its inaugural Summer Youth Employment Program hosting 10 rising high school juniors and seniors from across Oakland and the East Bay. Five campus departments, Sustainability, The Farm, Husky Card Services, Facilities, and Upward Bound provided on-the-job training, skill building and paid employment for five weeks. C2C offered a college prep and career skills curriculum, which included workshops on college essay writing, building a LinkedIn profile, successful resume writing, how to find your purpose, building credit and financial literacy, interviewing for success and Excel skills for college.We worked in partnership the Lao Family Community Development (LFCD) and Hayward Unified School District in collaboration with the City of Hayward.
In 2024, we are expanding the program and invite new applications!
YOUTH SUMMER INTERNSHIP DETAILS
- Eligibility: Employment opportunities are for rising juniors and seniors in the East Bay
- Job length: Five weeks long (June 17th – July 19th, 2024)
- Hours: 25 hours/week. One day per week is dedicated to paid college and career training.
- Wages: $16.50 per hour. Paid bi-monthly. Some lunches will be provided.
- Priority application deadline: March 1, 2024
- Final application deadline: April 1, 2024
- Final hiring decision deadline: May 1, 2024
- Interviews for qualified applicants will be scheduled until all positions are filled.
- All applicants must submit online application to be considered for a position. A resume and cover letter are optional but strongly encouraged.
Brief description of job opportunities
Make a difference in the community with the sustainability department! As an assistant you will be mentored by the Sustainability Manager in the field of sustainability. During the course of your program, you will contribute to the design, implementation and administration of summertime sustainability projects. This may include implementing “cooling centers” for vulnerable populations during heat waves in Oakland; promotion of the campus community farm CSA; or deploying educational materials around recycling and compost. You will be working with the campus Sustainability Manager, Andrew, for the course of your program. Having lived in three states and four different countries, Andrew likes to promote a diversity of thought. You will be encouraged to bring your own ideas and interests to the table, but also expected to act out solutions and improvements proactively. An eagerness to tackle the work, no matter the type, will be warmly welcomed on this team.
Get an inside look into campus with the Facilities Department! The facilities intern must be detailed oriented, organized and be able to work independently. An interest in architecture, construction or a similar field is a bonus. Some of the archival materials that will be handled dates back 100 years or more! Tasks may include identifying and removing duplicate materials, opening tubes of documents, identifying and storing them, coordinating the preparation of materials to be digitized, creating excel spreadsheets to document the materials on hand, and much more.
Mills Community Farm Internship:
Come work at the Mills Community Farm where you can dig your hands into the soil and learn how to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers on a 2 acre campus farm at Mills College at Northeastern University! If you enjoy engaging in physical work outside while taking care of plants and creating a healthy food system- then this is the job for you. You should be comfortable with the sometimes hard, but always satisfying physical work that farming entails. Take a break from the many screens that gobble up our eyes, and experience a world of multi-species flourishing of birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and humans working together to learn and grow from the land that feeds us.
Upward Bound Internship:
The Upward Bound Peer Advisor provides academic advising assistance to students participating in the Upward Bound Summer Program. Advising services include information related to college admissions, financial aid, and other topics associated with pursuing a higher education and promoting a college-going culture at the schools. Works directly under the supervision of the Upward Bound Associate Director/Academic Advisor.
Husky Card Services Internship:
Join the Husky Card Services team for an inside look at the many services that are associated with the University’s official identification card. This is a great role for those with excellent organizational, and both verbal and written communication skills. Our interns will be supervised by the Assistant Director and will work on a variety of tasks—including but not limited to building out the department’s social media presence, running errands around campus, and assisting in office projects. Come join the team and help us brainstorm ways to connect with other departments on campus. We are looking for individuals who can provide excellent customer service and have attention to detail, no matter how big or small the project!
More departments to come!