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United Way Bay Area, in partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ Initiative, OEWD, DCYF and SFUSD is proud to present the 2017 Business Pathways Summer Internship Program. Through this part-time (20 hours/week) eight-week internship, Interns gain hands-on exposure to careers in industries such as Real Estate, Technology, Law, Non-profit, Hospitality, Transportation, Entrepreneurship, and moreParticipants learn about the wide variety of job possibilities within a company, from finance to operations, human resources, legal, information technology, marketing, etc. Business Pathways runs from June 12, 2017, to August 4, 2017.


What work can interns do?

Business Pathways Interns like to be challenged, learn new skills and can be an extremely valuable asset to participating businesses.

Assistance with projects

  • Mass marketing- creating materials, mailings, contact lists, etc
  • Online research- prospecting, gather data, compiling information for reports

Administrative tasks 

  • Data entry- Excel, Salesforce, updating records, etc
  • Event planning and conference room coordination

Career exposure projects

  • Job shadow- learning about the field by shadowing a staff member
  • Taking notes at business meetings, typing up the minutes, etc.

And more, tell us what projects you would like support from interns.


How are interns selected for the program?

Step 1:  Develop an Intern Job Description
Employers submit an Intern job description, including any existing skills considered mandatory for that position. United Way can help you think about projects and tasks suitable for an intern and which advanced skills might be required.

Step 2:  Review pre-screened resume for Intern applicants 
Candidates submit a Business Pathways Intern Application. United Way works with its Doorway partners to recruit and screens against the intern job description to determine the best fit for intern’s interest and skill set. The employer receives pre-screened resumes of potential intern applicants to review.

Step 3:  Interview and select your interns
Employers interview their choice of potential interns and select their favorite candidate.


Interested in hosting an intern with Business Pathways?

Please complete the employer application. A member of United Way’s Business Partnerships team will reach out to you regarding your application.

If you would like more information about hosting an intern for the 2017 Business Pathways cycle, contact Brianna at bmcdonough@uwba.org or 415.808.4219.


 

Interested in becoming an intern?

The Business Pathways Internship Program is open to 16-24-year-olds who are:

  • Located in the Bay Area from May to August.
  • Able to work 20 hours per week for eight weeks
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Are highly organized
  • Have great attention to detail
  • Able to work well in an office environment
  • Excited to meet new people and try out a career!

Application Process

Applications are available, please apply here.