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2019 - 826 Valencia Internship

Internship Description

Application Deadline: Fri., 5/31/2019

Organization: 826 Valencia
Location: San Francisco, CA

Number of Placements: 2 

Start Date: 7/1/19 or 7/8/19 [firm]
End Date: 8/9/19 [firm]

Hrs/Week: 30 - Approximately 9AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday 
Compensation: $15/hr

Position(s): Summer 2019 Education Internship

Ahoy! Are you a passionate future educator? The next non-profit rockstar?

826 Valencia is on the look-out for whimsical, hardworking, and fun interns to accompany our students as they adventure into the world of words this summer! Interest in a career in education and/or non-profit management is not required, but it would make this internship a great fit.

Spend your summer working one-on-one with San Francisco youth in an exciting and inspiring non-profit! Our programs ​provide students with opportunities to explore their creativity and leadership through high-energy, hands-on curriculum. As a summer intern, ​you and your cohort will have the unique opportunity to support 826 students as they explore the world of writing and whimsy.

Whether you’re taking students to a cow-eye dissection at the Exploratorium, teaching them to make ice cream and then write poems about it, coaching them to interview a renowned author, or perform their own monologues, you’ll be an integral part of this community of discovery and growth.


  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for 826 Valencia’s mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with kids in a professional setting is a plus
  • Commitment to our mission of supporting youth with their creative writing skills
  • Editing/proofreading experience preferred
  • Spanish speakers (any level) encouraged to apply
Position details:
  • Hours: approx. 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday; commitment of 30 hrs per week
  • Ideal start/end dates: July 1st, 2019- August 9, 2019 (approx.)


826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

​​​​​​“The best part was being surrounded by the kids' endless enthusiasm and energy. When they
were writing something they cared about, running around at recess, or exploring the
Exploratorium, it was a wonder to behold.” —Former Summer Educational Programming

“[The best part of my intern experience was] my co-interns. These intelligent, bright, creative,
kind souls are some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working
with, and 826 creates an environment where we can all thrive together and bond like a real
team.” —Former Summer Educational Programming Intern


• Professional development in an exciting educational nonprofit

• Be a part of a fast-paced environment that values wonder and creativity

• Gain confidence in your youth development skills: tutoring, relationship building,
problem solving, and patience


Monday – Friday | MISSION CENTER
Exploring Leadership Summer Camp is a three-week interdisciplinary summer program for rising 6th-9th graders, designed to develop students’ leadership and communication skills through project- based activities, reflective writing, and public speaking and presentation opportunities. Students will research college and career opportunities; participate in team-building activities; create podcasts and presentations; explore youth-oriented community organizations, career opportunities, and community landmarks through field trips and guest speakers; and work together to grow as leaders.


In collaboration with Jamestown, 120+ rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will participate in a hands-on exploration of the world around them. Students will conduct experiments and write creatively in this dynamic program featuring the connections between science and creative writing.


The Young Authors’ Workshop (YAW) is a two-week intensive writing camp for students entering grades ten through twelve. This is a great opportunity for students to team up and, with the support
of professional writers, poets, and spoken word artists, craft amazing work. The camp is open to twenty- five students who are excited to embark on a transformative journey as they develop their literary voices.


Get involved in our new and exciting Podcasting Field Trips in the Tenderloin! We would love you
to support a class of middle or high school students as they write and record podcasts that will build off their learning in the classroom. Exact days and times will vary, so reach out to us for details.


With one of our goals being “cultivate wonder”, it is no surprise that we instill a sense of positivity, fun, and excitement in all that we do! As 826 interns, you will be a crucial part of our collaborative environment, which is committed to ensuring that all members of our community feel valued, and that all students receive the individual support they need to be successful in our programs. As an intern, you can expect to create lifelong memories, build friendships and connections, and embark on your own adventure alongside our students!