Host an Intern

Host an internHost an Intern – June and July
For over 45 years, the Career Exploration Program (CEP) has matched diverse summer internships with motivated high school students. CEP provides youth the opportunity to experience a specific career field as they gain real-life work experience.

From nursing to banking to law to nonprofit services to municipal government: youth get the opportunity to “try on” a broad selection of private and public sector career opportunities. Kaiser Permanente, First Republic Bank, San Francisco City Supervisors, SF SPCA are just a few of our fantastic partners.

For many young people, this internship is their first glimpse of a professional career after completing the ten week job-readiness training at Enterprise.


job-readiness trainingCEP offers a social support system through:

  • Site Supervisors who are volunteers that structure the work experience and offer on-site direction.
  • Volunteer Advisors (recruited and trained by Enterprise) who check in with the youth and help them process their experience.
  • A Program Manager who organizes all aspects of the program and is available to support the interns, supervisors, and advisors.

    CEP also includes program activities and exercises designed to supplement the young person’s experiences and include:

  • A workshop series designed to build on aspects of job readiness/workplace expectations
  • Weekly journal assignments aid in youth reflections
  • A final project to celebrate the internship and highlight aspects of interns’ experiences and knowledge gained.