Friday, August 23, 2019


The Inspiring Young Emerging Leader (I-YEL) program is a paid internship that focuses on youth voice, youth empowerment, and demonstrating youth brilliance. For 10 months, from October 2019-July 2020 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 $310 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, t-shirts, etc)
  • College recommendation/letter of reference
  • Transportation from a BART station or to the work site at Crissy Field Center in the Presidio. 

October 2019 - May 2020 you will meet every Wednesdays 5pm-7:00pm along with 3 Saturdays per month 10am-4:00pm. 

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
  • Able to maintain good academic standing in school

Interviews will be held September 14th 2019 at the Crissy Field Center. Start date: Saturday, September 28th 2019. End date: Saturday, August 1st 2020