High School Interns Gaining Experience in Distance Learning

During this temporary time of distance learning, the College and Career Readiness department at the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is offering students an array of virtual internships within the district.

Interns from SFUSD high schools have been supporting students and teachers in Out of School Time (OST) classrooms, with 826 Valencia and within after school programs. They've mentored and tutored elementary, middle and high school students, as well as some of the district's most vulnerable populations, newcomers at sites such as Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School, and Mission Education Center, with students who are developing their English skills online.

In addition to supporting other SFUSD students and teachers, interns have supported the district's Counseling and Post-Secondary team with technical support for their website.

Our high schooler interns come from all of the comprehensive sites, in addition to some of the County schools, including Hilltop.

Karina, a junior from Lowell High School, served as a community educator through her internship with Jamestown’s Communities Mobilizing for Change (CMCA) program. In addition, she visited middle school AVID classrooms to share about her high school experience, and she was featured on an episode of SF Loves Learning where she read aloud a bilingual children's book.

Aysia Tiger, a junior at The Academy - SF, is part of the Curriculum Design Internship (CDI) with College and Career Readiness. This past fall, Aysia and her classmates took an Ethnic Studies course through CCSF and developed curriculum for elementary and middle school classrooms. They also visited various middle school AVID classrooms throughout the district to share about their identities, why they chose the high school they did, and what they are currently involved with at their school site. In the screenshot featured in this post, Aysia is sharing about her identity.

In the spring, the CDI interns are developing a curriculum around identity, bias, and how to be an upstander/ally that they will be teaching in some of those same middle school AVID classrooms. The students in CDI are also taking an African American studies course through CCSF this semester.