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!  


  • 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 15, 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


Sustainability Hub:

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 Program Coordinator, Morgan, for the course of your program. 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.


You’ll be immersed in a dynamic environment where innovation and collaboration thrive. Your role will involve assisting in the development of partnership opportunities with various educational institutions, organizations, and stakeholders. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research on potential partnership opportunities, suggest campus events to engage more partners and contribute to the creation of marketing materials to promote collaborative initiatives. Additionally, you’ll gain valuable experience in communication, project management, and relationship building as you work closely with the team to foster meaningful connections. This experience provides a unique chance to engage with higher education professionals, learn about the intricacies of partnership development, and make a tangible impact on the university’s outreach efforts.

Mills Community Farm: 

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. 

Mills College Children’s School: 

You will work with a small team of teachers to support 4- and 5-year-old children (rising kindergartners) in a play-based summer camp program. Duties include supervision of outdoor play, facilitating age-appropriate activities, and working with the Lead teacher and teaching team to generate ideas for the development of summer curriculum.

Housing and Residential Life: 

You will support a variety of Housing and Residential Life department functions. You will greet and welcome visitors, serving as the first point of contact for students, parents, and visitors. You will maintain student information with confidentiality and regulate the front desk area, ensuring it remains clean, organized, and welcoming. There will be assistance with clerical tasks such as photocopying, data entry, and organizing files. In terms of Residential Life Support, you will aid in developing residential program content, creating ResHall decoration designs, and supporting the development of a Residential Engagement Model.

External Affairs and Community Engagement:

As a support member of the office of Campus Administration and External Affairs, you’ll be engaged in a range of administrative tasks, including catering orders, expense report processing, and scheduling. You’ll contribute to marketing and communications efforts by formatting internal newsletters and identifying compelling Oakland events. Your role will also involve conducting market research, exploring models of community impact from other universities, assessing local assets surrounding the campus, and conducting one-on-one interviews with Northeastern affiliates to gather insights on campus favorites and Oakland highlights.

Student Financial Services:

In this role, you’ll assist the Associate Director of Customer Service handling general office tasks and front desk duties to streamline customer check-ins. You’ll gain insights into Northeastern’s Student Financial Services structure, explore financial aid options, and possibly present findings to the Summer Youth Employment group. Daily activities include clerical work, video training, and researching federal and state financial aid programs to compile presentations.

Mills Institute: 

You will primarily be working with Jennifer (Executive Assistant) and our incoming Associate Director of Programs. You will assist staff in organizational tasks and creation of media materials. There will be an opportunity to learn about databases, marketing processes, and event planning. 

Mills College Upward Bound: 

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. You will work directly under the supervision of the Upward Bound Associate Director/Academic Advisor.

Mills Educational Talent Search Program (METS): 

During the METS Summer Program running from June 3rd to 28th, your support role begins on June 17th. Initial orientation and training for METS Summer Staff, along with Administrative Staff, will be conducted on June 17th and 18th. Throughout the program, middle and high school students will participate in enrichment classes where you’ll assist middle school teachers as a classroom aide and support various workshops. From July 1st to July 18th, you’ll provide administrative support at Mills Institute and Larsen House.