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We’re excited that you want to intern with 826 Valencia! As an intern, you’ll work directly with students and teachers, exercise your writing and editing skills, and gain valuable experience in the many aspects of educational programming, nonprofit administration, and publishing.

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Educational Programs Internship

826 Valencia’s Educational Programs Internship is an opportunity to learn about the field of education in a non-profit environment! In the educational programs track, you will grow your skills as an educator and provide consistent, culturally-responsive support to youth from under-resourced communities. 

To support hands-on learning, Educational Programs interns receive direct coaching, dedicated training, and professional development throughout their experience. Day-to-day, interns learn about effective writing instruction by tutoring 2nd-12th grade students in small groups, helping prepare our students’ work for publication, assisting our staff around the classroom, and creating a welcoming, fun, and inclusive atmosphere for student learning. 

We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply. To better support our student population, we are seeking applicants with Spanish and Arabic language skills.

We are currently hiring for our Summer 2024 Educational Programs Internship program, which will run from June 24-August 2 or June 24-August 9. See the instructions below to apply, and reach out to Internships Manager Stina Perkins at internships@826valencia.org with any questions.

To apply:

Fill out this online application form, and send a current resume that reflects any relevant experiences and skills, along with two professional references (contact information only, no reference letters required) to internships@826valencia.org.


The application deadline is 11:59 PST Sunday, March 31. We will review all applications after the March 31st deadline, and will notify applicants in April if they are selected for an interview.


Stipend Information: We anticipate being able to offer a limited number of stipends for Summer 2024 interns, prioritizing applicants with financial need, returning 826 Valencia interns, those who attended 826 as students, and those who can commit to the full-time schedule for the 6- or 7-week program. Stipends will be approximately $2500 for the summer commitment, with the exact amount to be determined. If you are receiving internship funding from an outside source, you will not be eligible for a stipend from 826 Valencia.

Please note: Applicants must have graduated from high school to be considered for an internship with 826 Valencia. If you are currently a junior or senior in high school and are looking to volunteer with us, please email volunteer@826valencia.org for more information.

  • 15-36 hour/week commitment (note: a 30+ hour commitment is required in order to be considered for a stipend)
  • Ability to regularly commute to San Francisco (Mission, Mission Bay, and/or Tenderloin neighborhoods)
  • Required daily Monday-Friday schedule, between the hours of 9:00-3:30 or 9:00-5:30
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (editing/proofreading experience is a plus)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as our mission of supporting youth ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills
  • Teaching/tutoring experience with youth in a professional setting preferred
  • Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and/or Cantonese language skills are desirable
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and Zoom preferred
  • Background check and TB risk assessment (required upon position acceptance)
Design Internship

Note: We are not currently hiring Design interns. Check back here for future opportunities! 

Design interns will work closely with our Design team to create event branding, marketing materials, publications of student writing, and more. 
By the end of the internship, designers will have gained skills in the design process, print production, professional development, and insight into nonprofit work environments. Internships in the Design department come with stipends.

  • 24+ hours per week commitment
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (or previous CS): InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word programs
  • Knowledge of web-based software is a plus (HTML/CSS, MailChimp)
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