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. 

****This page was last updated on August 17, 2020****

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:

  • Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation, an NGO based in Kenya, is currently recruiting high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about making change for their Virtual Student Internship Program. The opportunity is flexible, can be completed on your own time, sponsored by a well-known NGO, and service-oriented. During the pandemic, this program would be a great way to stay plugged in and remain active. Check it out! Application Link: tinyurl.com/NECFIntern

  • 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

  • LucidLink – Cloud Technology is searching for a marketing intern with basic knowledge of video production.  See attached flyer for more info.

  • Google: Information Technology (IT) Apprenticeship, Engineering. Visit the Google Jobs page for more information. Please note the April 30, 2020 deadline.

  • 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 2020-2021 school year is now closed. Students will be notified of the status of their application in April.

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