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Programs Internship - Friends for Youth

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Friends for Youth

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About Us:

Friends for Youth is a nonprofit organization that has been matching underserved youth with caring adult volunteers since 1979. For the last 42 years, we have been running mentoring programs for youth to provide them with guidance, support, and opportunities for new experiences. Our mission is to provide quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most.

Job Description:

Friends for Youth is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Program Intern for our two youth programs. Our Program Intern will act as a mentor in a 1-to-1 or group school-based setting. The rest of the weekly hours will be in our office to help program coordinators with recruitment, program development, and other projects as assigned.


  • Help case management of mentors and their mentees
  • Day-to-day community engagement and implementing strategies to engage community groups, corporations, media, and universities
  • Assist Program Coordinators on other projects as assigned, such as planning field trips and activities


  • 10 hours/wk. minimum
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work well and communicate with a diverse group of adults and youth
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Creative thinker, self-starter
  • Passion for public service and youth development
  • Knowledge of local community and resources
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Apply now and gain hands-on experience in social work and youth development!

Please send a brief cover letter and your resume to volunteer @friendsforyouth.org with

"Internship: Program" as the Subject.

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About Friends for Youth


1741 Broadway First Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063, US

Mission Statement

Creating quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most.


Friends for Youth creates and cultivates friendships between at-risk youth and adult volunteers who serve as positive role models, helping kids to grow into responsible, productive members of the community. We seek caring adults who would like to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For our longest standing 1-to-1 program, volunteers spend at least two hours each week with a child for at least 6 months, doing fun activities they both enjoy. Friends for Youth staff organize two to three group activities each month such as going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, museums, plays or baseball games.

We also have our Group School-based Mentoring program, where volunteers get to mentor a small group of students at their campus. We work with grades 7-9 and mentor students across the Bay Area. Volunteer mentors help lead activities and facilitate discussions with the students, while making valuable connections like they would in a 1:1 setting!

Friends for Youth's Program Coordinators provide training and ongoing, individualized support to all volunteers to ensure the success of each friendship.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Youth Services
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 20
  • 10 hours per week (minimum)
  • Be a mentor to 3-5+ students by forming meaningful relationships and helping with problem-solving. Facilitate discussion about social justice, interpersonal skills, academics and other life skills.

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