Enterprise for Youth
Empowering young people to prepare for and discover career opportunities
Climate Career Corps
The Climate Career Corps launched in summer 2022 with 280 youth working in paid green internships.
2022 Summer Highlights
Enterprise youth completed 402 paid internships this summer.
Youth gained direct work experience in a range of settings and earned a total of $716,000 in wages.
Heroes at Work
On May 4, 2023, join us for dinner to celebrate a thriving workforce.
Why Enterprise for Youth?
Enterprise’s training and internship program sets youth up for success
of youth report gaining valuable job skills
Enterprise helps break through barriers, giving youth a leg up in the workforce
of youth face at least one barrier to entry to employment
Enterprise pays youth as they gain valuable work experience
earned by youth interns in summer 2022
Enterprise has been helping San Francisco Bay Area youth find work for over 50 years
youth served since 1969
What we do
Enterprise for Youth is a central employment resource, where youth learn job-readiness skills and soft skills — and practice those skills in supportive, paid internships. Through ongoing professional development workshops, youth build a strong network of peers, colleagues, and mentors. Our multi-year model allows youth to develop their resumes during high school through paid work experience and training opportunities in the fields of healthcare, technology, art/architecture/design, financial and legal services, government and nonprofit, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, communications, and retail.
Learn what Enterprise can do for you. Our youth-directed video answers the question, “What does Enterprise mean to you?”
Stories of Impact
Trying something new: from science to art
Zoe Henden, Jasmine Gong, and Jennie Lennick at the counter of Jenny Lemons where they greet their guests It’s not often…
The Inside Scoop: Refuse Refuse
Climate Career Corps intern Felix Lin talks about his illuminating experience interning with Refuse Refuse. Felix Lin poses for a picture Refuse…
Babylon Burning: Dedicated Partner since 2018
On December 5, 2022, our partner Babylon Burning was nearly destroyed in the wake of a devastating fire. Since its…
Immigrating to the US and Finding Work
[Enterprise for Youth] has been the best experience I ever had because I did not think that I would go…
Impacting lives for 53 years: Alumni speak out
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT “Early on, I got a picture of what professionalism looked like. I had a good work ethic heading into college.” -…
Giving Youth the Freedom to Explore
We talked with Enterprise youth Baijian Xie about his summer internship at BAVC, during which he wrote and produced a…
Providing young people access to paid internships is the cornerstone of Enterprise’s work
Support under-resourced San Francisco youth. Your contribution helps youth reach their full potential through life-changing paid internships.