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Oakland Unified School District

Host an Intern

For after-school internships open to all OUSD students, please enter details here and also email the list of Work-Based Learning Leads from all OUSD schools ( and they will help to find excellent matches. For school-year after-school internships, offering a stipend or pay is often helpful in recruitment efforts however OUSD does not currently have resources available to pay students during the year.

  • School Day Internships (unpaid): The following schools support students to engage in internships prior to 3PM, have dedicated staff to monitor and support students in internships all year, and have consciously built a culture in which all students from specific grade levels are expected to do internships:
    • MetWest: Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday schedules are possible. Students from all grade levels available during the day with possible start times ranging from 11:00 to 12:30. Minimum 6 hours per week. Start date: Any time late August - October. End date: Mid May. More info/sign-Up here.
    • CCPA: Minimum 2 hours per week. Sept 6 - May 1. Most students are free from school Tues, Thurs, and Friday afternoons starting at Noon / 3PM other days. More info. You must be open to at total of 6 interns or more. Contact:
    • Street Academy: Students available all day on Wednesdays for internships, September - May. 2-8 hours a week.
    • Life Academy: Contact

Host OUSD Student Interns in Summer 2023!

  • Learn: Click here to read a 1 page description of OUSD's teacher-supported summer internship program, ECCCO (Exploring College, Career, and Community Options). Summer internships are generally paid - either directly by internship host sites, or via subsidies provided by the OUSD and by schools to a limited number of partners who offer excellent internships but are unable to pay.
  • Commit to Hosting Summer Interns: Complete this short form (December/January).
  • Host Orientation:  New and returning hosts register for and attend a summer intern orientation session to learn about program details. 
  • Recruit: Reach out to the Work-Based Learning Lead at specific schools to arrange classroom presentations, or email the WBL lead at all schools at

Resources for Prospective Internship Hosts

  • Internship agreement and release of liability form (to be signed individually by host site, student, parent/guardian, school staff)
  • Insurance information for internship hosts
  • OUSD's standard intern performance evaluation form:
  • Intern Host Guidance Slides (Designed for OUSD summer internships but relevant to year-round opportunities)
  • Rubric for designing quality internship experiences for youth

For all unanswered questions related to hosting OUSD student interns email:

For students seeking internship or jobs, please go to: