Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2017 IYEL Application

The Inspiring Young Emerging Leader (IYEL) program is a paid internship  that focuses on youth voice and youth empowerment.  For 6 months, from January-July you will commit to growing as a leader, exploring social justice issues in your community, participating in community service projects, and planning events for other youth. This program is youth-led and coordinated!

  • Make up to $285 per month depending on participation.
  • Skill building, learn about social justice and environmental justice issues in your community 
  • Make new friends
  • Learn to be a leader, opportunities to teach and lead others.
  • Free overnight trips to Yosemite, Point Reyes and other national park sites
  • Free food at each meeting
  • Free swag (hoodies, tshirts, ect)
  • College recommendation/letter of reference
  • Transportation from Balboa BART or Stonestown to the work site at Crissy Field Center in the Presidio.
Schedule: January-May you will meet every Weds 5pm-7:30pm along with two Saturdays per month 10am-4:30pm. June and July you will meet 3 Saturdays a month with the option to earn up to $2300 with a summer internship in the Golden Gate National Parks. In addition, you are required to attend 3-4 overnights.

  • SFUSD high school student
  • Desire to challenge yourself and make a positive impact in your community.
  • Interest in social justice issues and/or the environment
  • Able to commit to work schedule


Applications due no later than December 15th 2017. Start date Saturday January 7th 2017.

For questions, please contact Elyse Wood, or 415-561-7760

Watch this short video for a glimpse into IYEL: 

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