WritersCorps Apprentices is an after-school program for advanced writers, ages 14 to 22, who seek a community of writers. The WritersCorps Apprentices usually meet once a week after school to write together, work on creative projects, and go on field trips. We are looking for creative and committed individuals to join the group! Applications are due December 12, and the Apprentices will start meeting in January. Click here for more information.
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WritersCorps Apprentices is an after-school program for advanced writers, ages 14 to 22, who seek a community of writers. The WritersCorps Apprentices usually meet once a week after school (and sometimes on the weekends too). We write together, go on field trips, work on annual publication projects (like this one), and participate in readings and other WritersCorps events.
We are looking for creative and committed individuals to join our group and to contribute to a new writing project.
December 12: Applications due
January: Program begins
Early June: Program ends
2) Students must have a teacher, counselor, or mentor recommend them for an apprenticeship.
3) We welcome you to include a writing sample, but it is not required.
4) Email completed applications to rose.tully [at] writerscorps [dot] org
Or mail them to: WritersCorps, 25 Van Ness Ave Suite 345, San Francisco, CA 94102
Applications are due Wednesday, December 12.
Questions? Call: 415-252-2546.
In partnership with Oasis For Girls, this fall WritersCorps will lead a workshop series on creative writing skills, confidence, and healthy self expression to young women ages 14 to 17. Young women will explore creativity through writing and spoken word performance to address issues facing girls in San Francisco.
Oasis is for young women who want to: make new friends, try new things, support others to have a voice, go to college have a career, and empower herself and her peers. Oasis also has programs on life skills and college and career planning.
African American, Arab, Latina, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income, immigrant women, transgender and queer women are strongly encouraged to apply. You must be committed to attending the entire program. Students will receive a stipend upon completion of the program.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m, October 2 - December 7.
Who: Open to young women ages 14 to 17
Where: WritersCorps, 25 Van Ness Ave Suite 345
Public Transit: Muni Lines 5, 9, 14, 21, 47, 49, 71, 90 and the F; Civic Center BART and Muni Metro Van Ness Station
How to Apply: Download an application from Oasis For Girls. (Upper left corner of their website). Applications for the fall semester are due on September 14.
Return your application to Oasis For Girls via mail, email, fax, or in person:
MAIL: Oasis For Girls, 1008 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
FAX: (415) 701-0131
OR WALK-IN: Office Hours are Mondays – Thursdays from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Calling all poets between the ages of 13 and 18. You could be crowned the Youth Poet Laureate of San Francisco or Oakland. Apply now for a chance at this top literary honor, plus a $5,000 scholarship. Application deadline is May 15. Click here for details.
Our friends at other organizations have some great opportunities for teens — many of them are paid too! Application deadlines are coming up, so take a look and apply soon.
Contemporary Jewish Museum - Teen Art Connect - Deadline: March 26, 2012
Teen Art Connect (TAC) is a career exploration program that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-long paid internship at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. TACs provide museum visitors with fun and educational experiences and help make the museum a vibrant place for teens. They learn about the museum’s exhibitions and architectures, learn about careers in the arts, help lead tours, and much more.
Time Commitment: 1 year. Training begins summer 2012.
Payment: TACs are paid minimum wage for all trainings and work hours completed.
Eligibility: You must be a high school student entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2012.
Click here to read more and apply.
Project Pull: Deadline: April 5
Project Pull is a paid summer internship program that provides professional mentorship to highly motivated, promising high school students from the diverse communities within San Francisco. During the eight-week program, Project Pull interns get a chance to explore careers in architecture, business, engineering and science by interning with a full-time City employee from various City departments.
Time Commitment: 8 weeks, June 11 to August 3, 2012
Eligibility: Student entering junior or senior year in high school or entering first year in college, Resident of San Francisco or student who attend school in San Francisco, Minimum 2.75 GPA for the most recent completed semester (Fall 2011)
Visit the Project Pull website for more information and to download the application.
San Francisco Youth Commission - Deadline: April 13, 2012
Do you care about issues that affect young people and your community? If you had a meeting with the Mayor or the Board of Supervisors, what would you talk with them about and advise them on? The Youth Commission is a group of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23 who stand up for the needs of young people in the policy and legislative debates at City Hall. Each member of the Board of Supervisors appoints one Youth Commissioner and the Mayor appoints 6 more.
Time Commitment: 1 year. If appointed, you must commit to a minimum of 15 hours per month (about 4 hours per week), in addition to attending trainings and retreats. Youth Commissioners will probably be appointed June 1, 2012. The term begins with with a retreat starting on August 24.
Payment: Youth Commissioners are not paid, however, you can receive health care.
Eligibility: You must live in San Francisco and be between the ages of 12 and 23.
Click here to learn more and apply.
Out of Site - Summer Arts Internship - Deadline: April 20, 2012
Have you ever thought about a career in the arts? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun way to earn some money over the summer while doing something that matters. Through these internships at Out of Site, you’ll develop real art skills, learn how you can use the arts to have a positive impact in the community, gain job experience and walk away with some cash in your pocket. This summer Out of Site is offering internships in four different art mediums: Photography, Music & Percussion, Silkscreening, and Website Design/Digital Media
Time Commitment: June 18 - July 13, Monday - Friday, 10am-3pm
Payment: As an intern, you will receive a $400 stipend after the completion of the internship as long as you have fulfilled all of the internship requirements, including attending all workdays. If you miss a workday, you will not receive a stipend.
Eligibility: You must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and attend public high school in San Francisco. Ideal candidates are focused, community engaged and artistically inclined.
Visit the Out of Site website to download the applications.
San Francisco Public Library - Teen Media Center Design Advisory Board - Deadline: April 23, 2012
The San Francisco Public Library has been given a grant to plan a new Teen Media Center space at the Main Library. The library is seeking motivated and enthusiastic high school students to serve on the Teen Media Center Design Advisory Board. This group will plan events, make design decisions and survey teens about what they would like to see in a new Teen Center.
Time Commitment: 1 year, from June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The Board will meet at least once a month at the Main Library and members will be required to attend other events, including weekend and after-school hours. The average monthly time commitment will be approximately 4-10 hours.
Payment: Members of the Teen Media Center Design Advisory Board will be offered a stipend at the rate of $12 an hour for their time and commitment.
Eligibility: You must be currently attending high school in San Francisco.
Click here for more information.
Youth Empowerment Fund Advisory Board (YEFAB) - Deadline: April 23, 2012
YEFAB is hiring young people for its 2012-13 Board. They are looking for youth who are passionate about making positive change in San Francisco and want to help decide how to fund and support youth programs. Each year, YEFAB gives out over $1 million to youth-led projects and programs including youth grant-making, community organizing, and youth leadership programs. YEFAB members also work with the SF Youth Commission and other youth leaders, to determine what issues to address and to be a voice for youth in SF.
Time Commitment: 1 year
Payment: Receive a stipend of up to $2000
Eligibility: You must be between 15 and 20 and live in San Francisco; have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, have at least 1 year of leadership experience; be committed to making positive change for youth in San Francisco; be willing to work with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds.
Click here to apply.
LYRIC: Building Community and Inspiring Change for LGBTQ Youth is now accepting applicants for Summer In the City (S.I.T.C) interns to create a dance event for youth 24 & under, gain skills in facilitation, community building and outreach while learning what it’s like to work at a social justice non-profit.
Time Commitment: June 11 to September 10, 2012 (10 hours per week)
Payment: $11 an hour
Eligibility: LGBTQQI youth and allies between 14 to 17 years old.
For more information, contact Isa Noyola, SITC Program Coordinator at 415-703-6150 x21 or email@example.com.