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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.

Internship Seasons Available
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Educational Programming Internship

In the educational programming 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 one-on-one and in small groups, supporting lesson plans from our staff and copy editing students’ writing for publication, as well as assisting staff in the ins and outs of program and volunteer 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.

826 alumni and applicants with financial need may qualify for weekly stipends of approx. $150. 

Interns who can commit to 2 semesters in-person (Fall and Spring) will receive a higher weekly stipend.

We’re currently hiring interns for the Fall 2021 season, which will take place in-person (record of COVID-19 vaccinations required). Applications close mid-August. To apply:

Please fill out this online application and send a current résumé that reflects any relevant experiences and skills, along with two professional references (contact information only, no reference letters required) and a cover letter that explains what you will bring to the position and what you hope to gain as an intern to internships@826valencia.org.


-15 hours per week commitment

-Able to regularly commute to San Francisco

-Commitment to our values and mission 

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

-Spanish or Arabic language skills are desirable

-Teaching/tutoring experience with youth in a professional setting preferred

-Editing/proofreading experience preferred

-Proficiency with Google Suite and Zoom preferred

-Background check, TB test, and COVID-19 Vaccination (required upon position acceptance)

  • 15+ hours per week commitment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with kids in a professional setting is a plus
  • Editing/proofreading experience preferred
  • Spanish language skills are desirable
  • Experience with design software is a plus!
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)