Work Experience Bulletin Board

Below are job opportunities available to high school students by area organizations that have contacted our Work Experience Education Program. Palo Alto Unified School District in no way endorses any of these organizations but simply makes the information available to our student body. Students and their parents must do their own due diligence on any organization that they contact. Students must also obtain a work permit from the Work Experience Education Program for any paying job that they obtain if they are under age 18. Finally, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a Work Experience Education class if they have an unpaid and/or paid job. 

RESOURCES

White House backs Alternative Careers article July 2020
In the United States, the Pledge to America’s Workers American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, established by the White House, is developing proposals focused on investments in learning pathways, skills-based hiring, and the modernization of education and training to accelerate reskilling and facilitate innovation in workforce development. 
Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide to acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy: “But technology is only a means to an end, not an end in itself. The same Pew survey also observed that 85% of respondents regarded “soft” skills like collaborating with others and communicating effectively as highly important. In other words, people-oriented “success skills” remain as essential as ever – perhaps even more so given their durability at a time when technology continues to evolve at breakneck speed.”
 
About Microsoft Learn
 
Microsoft Learn is a free, interactive, hands-on training platform that helps people develop in-demand technical skills related to widely used Microsoft products and services including Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Microsoft Dynamics, and more.
LinkedIn is sharing free, real-time labor market data and skills insights to help governments, policymakers and business leaders understand what’s happening in their local labor markets: what companies are hiring, the top jobs companies are hiring for and the trending skills for those jobs.  This data can be accessed using a new interactive tool at linkedin.com/workforce. Data is available for more than 180 countries and regions (150+ cities, 30+ countries). Users can search by country or region and download the data sets.
Using this data, we identified 10 jobs that are in-demand in today’s economy and are well-positioned to continue to grow in the future. These 10 jobs were identified as having the greatest number of job openings, have had steady growth over the past four years, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be learned online.
  1. Become a Software Developer
  2. Become a Sales Representative
  3. Become a Project Manager
  4. Become an IT Administrator (Prepare for CompTIA Network+ Certification)
  5. Become a Customer Service Specialist
  6. Become a Digital Marketing Specialist
  7. Become IT Support / Help Desk (Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification)
  8. Become a Data Analyst
  9. Become a Financial Analyst
  10. Become a Graphic Designer
About LinkedIn Learning
 
LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps people discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With a catalog of over 16,000 courses, and 60+ new courses released every week, LinkedIn Learning provides high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date courses taught by real-world practitioners, located across the globe. Drawing on insights from millions of members, LinkedIn Learning personalizes course recommendations at scale and surfaces relevant learning content to each employee based on their connections.
Coursera online university classes for free or towards a degree (for a cost, but not much).  Based in Mtn. View, CA; but all online.

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

  • Chegg Internships: Good internship search site with some virtual, remote, and high school internships postings.

  • Glassdoor is also a resource for identifying remote internships:

    • Remote Jobs - Internships

    • Create search criteria, selecting “internship” as a type of job, with “remote”, “virtual”, “high school” as keyword(s)

    • Save search and request email notification when opportunities posted

    • Set up various searches for the best outcome to be alerted of possible internships

  • Tract.app is recruiting awesome high school students who have a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge:

    • Become a course creator for children ages 8-13

    • Requirement: maintain at least a B average, be available to work 3-4 hours per week

    • If interested, send your resume to Esther Wojcicki, esther@tract.app

    • More information found: https://tract.app/

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Google: Information Technology (IT) Apprenticeship, Engineering. Visit the Google Jobs page for more information. 

  • Team Sheeper: Hiring lifeguards, swim instructors, camp counselors, and front desk associates. Please see the attached flyer.

  • City of Palo Alto: Hiring summer interns. Please visit the job opportunities page on the City of Palo Alto website for requirements and details on internships.

  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Youth First Summer Internship Program: Apply for a paid summer internship. Please visit JFCS's web posting for more information

  • Midpen Media: Opportunities for a paid summer internship. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

  • Wizbots, a Robotics and Java Coding After School and Summer Camp: Hiring assistants to instructors. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

  • Rising Sun: Opportunities for paid summer jobs. Please see the attached flyer and job description for more information.

  • Amazon is opening new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in their fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. Those interested can learn more at https://www.amazon.jobs/en/.

  • Los Altos History Museum: The Exhibition Curator is looking for Teen Docents to lead tours and welcome visitors to the Museum. The deadline to apply is May 29, and a week-long training session is scheduled for August 3-7. The application form and more information about the program can be found on their website: https://www.losaltoshistory.org/education/teen-docent-program/. 

  • Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Solar and Astrophysics Center: This internship is run through the Work Experience Class. The application for the 2021-2022 school year will open by March 1st, 2021. Students will be notified of the status of their application in April with interviews held in April/May.  PAUSD & Lockheed Martin continue to adhere to COVID restrictions, which allows for only virtual opportunities at this time.  We will continue to follow state guidelines in response to resuming in-person work.

  • PathWater, a fully recyclable aluminum bottled water company based in Fremont, is searching for a content creator intern that could work 8-10 hours per week.  This is an unpaid internship, more details can be found here.

  • Great America is hiring with a projected opening date of May 22nd.  Please contact Rosemary Turrey Rosemary.Turrey@cagreatamerica.com their HR coordinator.  CA Great America expects all applicants to be at least 16 years of age at the time of their interview.

  • SeeYNot: is a new e-commerce small business that aims to make Brand New Authentic Designer Handbags more accessible. We are based in Palo Alto. Check us out at SeeYNot.com. Contact us at seeynot.store@gmail.com

    Photographer/Videographer: To help out with product/model pictures for bi-weekly SeeYNot blog posts and also to shoot/edit videos for TikTok and Instagram reels. Someone with a passion for photography and is very creative will be a perfect fit since this role allows the freedom to experiment and explore.

  • Athletic Department Internship: Paly & Gunn athletic departments offer various opportunities for students to engage in sports pathway internships.  Seeking students interested in supporting our athletics programs in various ways such as videographer to film games, sports information reporter to post stats online, sports medicine interns, equipment mangers, and more opportunities. 
    Please contact the Work Experience teacher: Rachael Kaci rkaci@pausd.org if interested in next steps.

  • College Vine: Posted 15 Awesome High School Internships in the Bay Area

  • Facebook Academy: Deadline to apply 03/17/2021 Facebook Academy is a six-week summer program, that immerses students from underrepresented backgrounds into the tech world. Students must be current sophomores, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be residents of either East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, North Fair Oaks, or Redwood City. Transcripts with Fall 2020 grades and a Letter of Recommendation are required. You can learn more at www.facebooksummeracademy.com

  • Legarza Summer Jobs: Looking for a Job that is Fun, Challenging, and Rewarding at the same time? We have a variety of ways you can spend your time at camp and build marketable skills for your resume at the same time. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Apply today! 
    Contact Jobs@LegarzaSports.org for further questions. 

  • Embarcadero Media Marketing & Sales Internship: The Embarcadero Media Marketing & Sales Internship is for students looking for first-hand experience in promotions, marketing, and media sales. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Interested applicants can email a resume and cover letter to Kali Shiloh at kshiloh@paweekly.com

  • Lifemoves: Learn & Earn Tutoring Program - For students who are interested, please have them contact awybraniec@lifemoves.org or education@lifemoves.org. Here is a link to an advertisement poster for tutors. 

  • Valley Water: Educational Outreach Internship - Valley Water's Office of Civic Engagement is seeking college-level interns eager to work alongside the Education Outreach team to deliver dynamic, hands-on lessons to K-12 students. Please see attached flyer for more information.

  • City Council Internship Program: One of the best ways to learn the inner workings of government and your community is through a City Council internship program. This program exposes students to legislative office operations and activities of a Council member's work. These experiences include working with constituents, conducting community outreach efforts, assisting community-based organizations, Congressional 2022 campaigning, organizing civic events and projects, databases, staffing the office, and other activities.  The office is looking for bright, self-motivated, energetic individuals who are interested in learning the dynamics of working in a legislative office, the democratic process, as well as an excellent opportunity to create important networks while serving the community. Internships are available part-time or full-time and the work is voluntary so students will not receive any monetary compensation.
    Duration: minimum of nine months part-time or 3 months full time towards this program.
    For more details, follow this link here or contact email greg@gregtanaka.org and aidan.pasamonte@gregtanaka.org

  • Virufy - Virufy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization with a youth-run, diverse, and global team from 25 universities and 20 countries that uses artificial intelligence to detect COVID-19 from cough patterns. Our mission is to unite people around the world to curb the spread of COVID-19 with an accessible, non-invasive, and rapid precheck smartphone app. Virufy's no-cost diagnostics will make a big difference to underserved populations with limited vaccinations and testing, like in Latin America and India. We are continuing to look for more volunteers including high school students. For more information, visit virufy.org/join. 
    If any students are interested, they can contact me at colleen@virufy.org

  • Fremont Hills Country Club - Full-time seasonal camp counselor position. For more details, follow this link here.

  • In-N-Out - Accepting applications for all shifts, apply at in-n-out.com. For more details, follow this link here

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES DURING COVID-19

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like to share job opportunities, please feel free to contact the Work Experience Teacher, Rachael Kaci at rkaci@pausd.org