Equity Interns

Join the movement to advance educational equity by supporting San Francisco Bay Area children and youth to thrive academically and strengthen their sense of belonging in their communities. Collaborate with community leaders, youth development professionals, and educators to provide engaging and impactful summer enrichment programming in a fun and dynamic environment. Our approach is grounded in social-emotional learning, aiming to cultivate a sense of self-efficacy and foster a deep sense of belonging. As an Equity Intern, you will develop knowledge and skills to collaboratively pursue a civic purpose, educate and empower youth, and effectively navigate and accomplish professional responsibilities in a holistic and supportive learning environment.

Summer Fellowship

In this summer program, Equity Interns spend 8 weeks in a full-time, paid fellowship supporting the YMCA of San Francisco’s Power Scholars Academy: Bayview, Mission, and Buchanan Branch. Earn $3,000 for full participation in the program, while benefiting from free USF campus housing. Some transportation and meals will also be provided.

The Equity Interns program is a collaboration between the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, the University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center and the YMCA of San Francisco to reduce the educational opportunity gap and ensure that all young people, especially those from underserved communities, meet their full potential academically and beyond.

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Why Should You Apply?

The goal of this program is to bring together civically-engaged college students as Equity Interns to support summer learning opportunities for children and youth entering grades K-8. The Equity Interns will enhance Power Scholars’ overall development, academic performance, and social-emotional resilience by supporting Powers Scholars Academy teachers and staff, and engaging children and their families while inspiring them to become life-long academic achievers.

Who Should Apply?

Students with diverse interests, experiences, academic majors, and openness to exercise a growth mindset are welcome to apply. No prior experience with youth programming is necessary, but we are seeking students who are driven by a desire to advance educational equity and/or address related social justice issues.

For more information, please email: Carla Trujillo, cbtrujillo@usfca.edu.