Internship & Job Opportunities

One of the best things you can do to prepare for college is get hands-on experience (and make money) through a job or internship! Below you will find the most up-to-date information on jobs and internships for Richmond high school and college students.

The Richmond Promise is Hiring! Are you passionate about supporting the college success of students from Richmond? Are you responsible and organized? You could be a Richmond Promise College Summer Associate!

Compensation: Richmond Promise Summer Associates Compensation is provided in the form of the VISTA subsistence allowance (it is not a wage) and congressionally authorized at $925.12 bi-weekly, paid through direct deposit and is taxable. Summer Associates may elect to receive a $1,252.91 education award provided upon the successful completion of the 8-week term. It is applicable towards qualified federal student loans and future education expenses and it is valid for up to seven years. Or, Summer Associates may elect to receive an end-of-service stipend which accrues at the rate of $4.94/day of service.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the online Richmond Promise Summer Associate Application by April 30 at 11:59pm.
  2. Fill out the Americorps VISTA Summer Associate Application:
  3. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis: April 30-May 11
  4. If offered a position, applicants must accept via Americorps by May 14

Youth Works Summer Employment!

  • Want to gain valuable professional experience and get paid over the summer? Apply to YouthWorks today! Applications open February 1. 200 youth will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis after you have completed the eligibility process which includes: eligibility intake, mandatory workshops, and full participation in SYEP Parent and Participant orientations. For More Information Call 510-412-2044

Now Hiring: North Richmond Resident Leaders

  • The City of Richmond is seeking (4) motivated North Richmond residents who are passionate about beautifying North Richmond to become North Richmond Resident Leaders. Under supervision of the North Richmond Beautification Initiative Manager, the North Richmond Resident Leader assists with education, marketing, and implementation of the North Richmond Beautification Initiative in North Richmond in the target area encompassing Chesley Avenue, Fred Jackson Way, Verde Avenue, and 6th Street.
    • The Resident Leader will develop skills in community outreach and project management. The Resident Leader will be responsible for educating and engaging North Richmond residents in the North Richmond Beautification Initiative, organizing volunteer community beautification projects in the target area, and recruiting North Richmond residents to volunteer for projects. Projects will include, but are not limited to: exterior senior home and yard improvements, neighborhood clean-ups, community gardens, vacant lot renovation, public art, and more. The Resident Leader will also perform administrative duties and responsibilities related to the community beautification initiative and other duties as assigned.
  • The North Richmond Resident Leader positions are jointly funded by the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County North Richmond Mitigation Grant.
  • For more information, e-mail or call 510-620-6563.

Now Hiring: Aim High College Student & High School Student Interns!

  • Aim High is looking forward to overseeing eighteen (18) campuses across six regions this summer including a new site in West Contra Costa County/Richmond.  We could not do this without our outstanding faculty and interns. Recruiting Season is here!  Please feel free to forward this widely to your networks.  Aim High is an amazing and impactful experience for experienced educators as well as college/high school students who serve as paid Interns.

The Summer Legal Fellowship Program

  • Students interested in Law and understanding the system of law and government are encouraged to participate in the Summer fellowship offered by the  Center for youth Development Through Law! Learn about the law and government through academic classes, mock trials and interactions with legal professionals. After the completion of your 9 week program, you are able to receive ongoing mentorship and support.
  • To be eligible, student must be either a Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending a public high school in Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Pinole or Richmond. Applications will open in the Spring of each year.
  • Contact Nancy Schiff at