High School Intern

Aim High Summer (Seasonal) · Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
Department Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
Employment Type Summer - Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $300/week

Note, as of April 21, 2022: Applications for the High School Intern position are closed for the regions of the Peninsula, Tahoe/Truckee and Oakland.  We invite you to apply again in 2023!


At Aim High, students with limited options unlock their limitless potential. Our multi-year summer enrichment program empowers middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods, igniting their love of learning and yielding real results—97% of Aim High alumni graduate high school and go on to college. Grounded in a welcoming community where every kid feels seen and supported, Aim High gives students the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Aim High also fosters a supportive professional community in which educators - from aspiring to experienced - grow personally and professionally. For more about Aim High, please visit www.aimhigh.org.

Position Summary

The High School Internship is a unique opportunity for high school students to develop professional skills and experience by working directly with middle school youth under the supervision of professional teachers and educational leaders. High School Interns (HSIs) receive immersive training and assist Lead Teachers in teaching a core academic class (Interdisciplinary Challenge, Issues + Choices) and support Assistant Teachers with afternoon activities. 

This is a six-week position: one week of faculty training and five weeks supporting middle school students using project based curriculum and culturally responsive practices. All Aim High summer staff also have the opportunity to participate in online training before the start of the summer program. 

Training and Professional Development:

  • HSIs receive in-depth training and support during faculty training week where they will learn about classroom management, fostering positive relationships with students, being a strong role model, and creating an engaging learning environment. 
  • Throughout the six-week program, HSIs work closely with Lead Teachers to support the daily planning and implementation of lesson plans in morning academic classes.  This may involve assisting small groups of students, leading small lessons, and other teaching related duties. 
  • HSIs also work closely with Assistant Teachers to support the non-academic features of the program such as advisory and afternoon activities. These features of the Aim High program are critical to students’ social-emotional development and sense of belonging.  


  • Open to current high school juniors and seniors, strong candidates who are sophomores may be considered.  
  • We seek HSIs who are interested in teaching or working with youth, and are committed to developing their professional skills.  
  • An ideal candidate will be responsible, eager to learn, and possess strong communication skills.

Compensation and Schedule: 

  • HSIs receive a living stipend of $300 per week for 6 weeks, for a total of $1800 upon completion of the internship. 
  • The internship is full time for the six weeks of the program:
    • Program dates in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Novato, San Rafael and East Palo Alto are June 13 through July 22.
    • Program dates in Napa and Tahoe/Truckee are June 27 through August 5.
  • This position is expected to work during the general hours of 8am to 4pm and up to three family evening events.

Aim High requires that the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Aim High may review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. Please note that the Aim High summer program, at its multiple summer locations, is subject to host school/district COVID vaccine mandates that may not allow for non vaccinated accommodations.

Aim High is an equal opportunity employer. Aim High seeks diversity in its community and affords equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
  • Department
    Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
  • Employment Type
    Summer - Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation