Volunteer Donate

Internshipsat 826

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.

Internship Seasons Available
  • 1


  • 2


Educational Programs Internship

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. You will focus on tutoring students in small groups as well as assisting staff in administrative tasks for program management.

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.

Stipended 826 internship positions are currently filled for the 2023-2024 school year. Please check back here in March 2024 if you’re interested in a Summer 2024 internship, or fill out this application form if you are interested in an unstipended internship this school year. Email internships@826valencia.org if you would like to be added to an interest list to be notified directly about future position openings! 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.


About our Educational Programs Internship:

Our Educational Programs interns support our student programs in a variety of ways, including tutoring students 1:1 and in small groups, helping prepare our students’ work for publication through editing and copyediting, and assisting our staff in the ins and outs of program management and supporting volunteers.

  • Minimum commitment of 10-20 hours per week
  • Ability to regularly commute to San Francisco (Mission, Mission Bay, and/or Tenderloin neighborhoods)
  • Required schedule of weekdays between 8am - 2pm to serve In-School Programs and Field Trips and/or 2pm - 8pm to work with After-School Programs
  • 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, TB Risk Assessment, & record of COVID-19 vaccination (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)