We support a number of different Workforce Development Programs, including…
If work on the horticultural-side of our Parks & Open Spaces Division and would like a request that the Gardener Apprenticeship complete a horticultural project in your area, please complete this request form. Further, if Apprentices are on rotation in your area, you will need to complete this evaluation of their work.
The City and County of San Francisco seeks student interns for various engineering and architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff. The Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) participates in this program, along with the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), Department of Technology (DT), Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Port of San Francisco (Port), San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), and Public Works.
Teens, ages 14-17, who either live or go to school in San Francisco are eligible to apply for a Workreation job. Teens can apply for school year positions to work after school and on Saturdays, and summer positions to work in day camps, aquatic centers, admin offices, rec centers or parks. We hire about 50 teens for the school year and over 150 teens for the summer. The pay rate is minimum wage and teens can work up to 10 hours per week during the school year and up to 20-25 hours per week during the summer. The Workreation program offers workshops throughout the year in job readiness and life skills not only for our teen workers, but for all teens in San Francisco.
Do you have an interesting project that would help the organization, but you just don’t have enough time to get to it? Do you enjoy mentoring students that are about to start new careers? Do you want to lend your expertise to the future of our workforce? If so, a San Francisco State Intern may be exactly what you are looking for. Interns come from the San Francisco State, Recreation Parks and Tourism program and consist of a 32 hour a week schedule, for 15 weeks. Deadlines for Project Requests are sent out to REC-Everyone, every semester. Previous Projects are listed here.
Through partnerships with nonprofit and private employers, City departments, and community based organizations, the Human Services Agency’s (HSA’s) JobsNOW! provides employment opportunities and training services for participants in benefit programs, such as CalWORKs and County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP). JobsNOW! programs and services may also be available to select adults on CalFresh as well as youth transitioning out of foster care. Through its variety of job match programs and paid internship opportunities, the JobsNOW! program is designed to help any job seeker, regardless of their work experience, education, or job skills. We may be HSA’s largest City participant in the JobsNOW! program as we have many Public Service Trainees (PSTs) working in Parks and Recreation Center across the City.
JobsNOW! uses a subsidized employment model as a main strategy to move job seekers into permanent positions, and it works to develop unsubsidized job opportunities by offering valuable business services that attract employers from a variety of industries. HSA’s contracts for case management and training also help ensure a participant’s retention and success after the completion of the program.