Career Development and Internships

For five weeks each summer, our students participate in paid internships. Students are matched with internship opportunities based upon their skill level as well as career and personal interests. Students learn to write resumes, practice interview skills, and receive workplace training at job preparation workshops. Internship earnings go toward funding the students’ college saving accounts. Students also participate in other educational and leadership programs such as Girls Inc. Eureka!, CHORI, and various summer college enrichment programs. The following organizations and businesses are 2023 summer internship providers:

  • Baker Avenue Asset Management
  • BRIDGE Housing
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Cartier
  • Center for Independent Living
  • Compass Family Services
  • DFS
  • Eureka – Girls Inc of Alameda County
  • Exploratorium
  • Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • KP Launch
  • KQED
  • LBA Realty
  • Prado Group
  • TEF Design
  • UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • UC Berkeley Data Sciences (BUDS)
  • UC Berkeley Girls in Engineering
  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • UC Berkeley IT Client Services
  • UC Berkeley IT Communications & Support Network
  • UC Berkeley IT Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • UC Berkeley IP People Operations
  • UC Berkeley IT Research Teaching & Learning
  • Berkeley IT Student Affairs
  • UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science
  • UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation
  • UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Camps
  • UC Berkeley University Development and Alumni Relations
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
  • UCSF Hospital
  • UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Precious Offu, a senior at HNHS, interned at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.





The ARHS and MHSB freshmen interned at the YouthFirst Summer Internship Program with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

Student Testimonials

  • The greatest impact achieve has had on my life is the college counseling. The help with writing, research, and financial aid has helped streamline the process significantly.

    Oscar Hernandez ‘23 Amherst College ‘27

  • achieve has helped me step out of my comfort zone and has guided me through my highs and lows. It helped me become the person I am today.

    Kaycee Leyson - MHSB '24

  • The summer internships have given me early insight on how to be successful when working my first job.

    Carlos Gonzalez - SJND ‘24

  • The achieve Program gives me the resources, support, and opportunities to succeed. What I like best is the endless support you receive from everybody.

    Angela Leon Alvarez - HNHS '26

  • The summer experience helped me to step out of my comfort zone and socialize with those around me to get to know them better.

    Daniela Perez - MHSB '26

  • achieve exposes its students to the world, turning bright students into shining ones.

    Alexander Robinson ‘23 - Reed College ‘27

  • achieve has taught me that education and growth go hand in hand with helping others.

    Sophie Ramirez - HNHS '24

  • achieve has given me hands-on work experience and helped me build leadership skills, which will help me apply for colleges and jobs in the future.

    Jayden Lucas - SJND '25

  • Community service is more rewarding than anything. Getting to help and care for those around you brings out true smiles and happiness.

    Nichola Carrillo - MHSB ‘26

  • The help and mentorship of achieve set me up to succeed and have an amazing four years at high school.

    Joseph Zuloaga ‘23 - Columbia University ‘27

  • I enjoy going to the achieve cultural events at the theater, because they are always so much fun and engaging. I like that I participate in activities I never got to try before.

    Vy Phan - HNHS ‘25

  • achieve has taught me to help others for a good cause because you never know how that will influence a person’s life.

    Israel Joseph - SJND '26

  • From summer internships I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on what having a job is like. I got a taste of what it is like to be an adult, and have lots of responsibility.

    Christopher Dominguez - ARHS ‘25

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