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Oakland Unified School District


Why Internships

Intensive internship experiences, supported and monitored by school staff who know students well, are powerful means of ensuring that students graduate high school ready for college, career, and community life. Internships provide students with skills, knowledge, and relationships that can support them for the rest of their lives. They show the connection between school and the “real world” that awaits them.

Summer Internships & Career Technical Education 

OUSD's High School Linked Learning Office and Community Schools office collaborate to offer paid summer internships and hands on Career Technical Education (CTE) intensive institutes at the Peralta Community Colleges. 

Internships Summer 2023

This list shows organizations offering summer internships, including dates, application processes, and compensation plans. It is updated weekly January - May, 

OUSD students can complete the Summer Internship Common Application to apply for a position.

Peralta Summer Institute 2023

CTE courses and workshops are offered to Alameda county high school students at the Peralta community colleges. OUSD students who enroll attend weekly classes and a professional development seminar, are supported by an advisor, and receive a stipend. More information can be found here.

School Year Internships

  • Many after-school internships open to all OUSD students can be found here
  • Additional internships may be available through students' career pathways. Students should contact their pathway lead teacher, or their school's work-based learning lead to find out.