• Host an OUSD Student Intern in the 2021-22 School Year!


    Summer 2022:

    Host interns through OUSD's ECCCO Program! 

    (Exploring College, Career, and Community Options)


    Many OUSD career pathways operate summer internship programs that help students explore careers with significant school support. In these programs, pathway teachers provide regular coaching to students and internship hosts to ensure a successful experience for all involved. Participating students receive a stipend and academic credit and present a formal exhibition of learning at our annual district wide demonstration of summer Work-Based Learning .


    Click here to host an intern


    For more information: Read our FAQ or watch our short film! 

    Questions: linkedlearning@ousd.org






    During the Academic Year...


    Many OUSD High Schools operate school year internship programs in which students are prepared for and supported to succeed in internships as a part of their career pathway's program of study. We hope you will sign on to host an intern!


    This is your opportunity to support the next generation of industry and community leaders and to become an active agent for an inclusive Oakland economy. 


    Select a school from the list below, or contact linkedlearning@ousd.org for advice on next steps.


    The schools listed all provide ongoing support and monitoring to ensure students are performing well and learning through their internships. Each school's typical internship schedule is noted however most schools can arrange alternative schedules to accommodate partners. 


    Emiliano Zapata Street Academy

    LocationUptown/Pill Hill

    Curricular focus / Pathway themes: Education, Social Justice & Community Organizing

    Typical Intern ScheduleWednesdays, any four-six hours of the day.

    How to connect: Email jramirez@bacr.org to sign up for their 8/28 Social Justice & Internship Fair


    MetWest High School

    LocationEastlake & Westlake

    Curricular focus: Social Entrepreneurship, Individualized learning focused on student passions and interests

    Typical Intern ScheduleTuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 - 3PM 

    Program Description: Click here to read more about MetWest and its internship program

    How to connect:: Sign up here to be on MetWest's priority internship site list or to table at their internship options fairs on 8/20 or 8/21.


    Life Academy 


    Curricular focus: Health & Bioscience

    Typical Intern Schedule: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 1PM - 5PM 

    How to connectEmail kateri.simpson@ousd.org 


    Coliseum College Prep Academy

    LocationEast Oakland

    Curricular focus: Entreneurship, Social Justice, Computer Science (students encouraged to intern in any area of interest)

    Typical Intern ScheduleTuesday/Thursday 1PM - 5PM 

    How to connectEmail claudia.walker@ousd.org  





    Questions? email: linkedlearning@ousd.org



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