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Program Overview

Program Overview

The Home Run internship program offers 8-week paid summer internships for high school students in the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) in West Sacramento. Interns can work up to 40 hours per week and are paid the California Minimum Wage by the City of West Sacramento.

Interns receive training before and during the internship, and they can earn college credit through Sacramento City College. Training takes place during work hours, so interns will not be available for work for up to two hours each week.

The West Sacramento Home Run Internship Program was awarded the California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations in 2023! This accolade highlights the program's commitment to fostering strong ties between the city and local businesses while helping develop the future workforce, paving the way for a thriving community. Learn more about the background and impact behind this award-winning initiative with the article below!

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Eligibility Requirements

Internship Eligibility Requirements

Interns must be 16 years old by the first day of the internship. River City High School students must have completed at least one course in one of WUSD’s Career Technical Education Pathways. View qualifying courses here. Yolo High School and Washington Middle College students must have a recommendation form filled out by a teacher or counselor and emailed to or submitted online. All participants must also attend one online informational session about the internships offered by the Home Run team. 

Supervisor Responsibilities

Internship Supervisor Responsibilities

An internship is meant to be a learning experience, so supervising an intern involves teaching, mentoring and serving as a role model. In addition, intern supervisors should be prepared to:

  • Interview intern candidates.

  • Approve time sheets.

  • Identify intern learning goals and develop a work plan.

  • Work closely with the Home Run team and participate in internship program events.

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It is a great way to mentor people and help push them to learn jobs that they never thought were available.


Executive Director, The West Sacramento Foundation

Internship Calender

Internship Calendar

All dates for the 2024 program spanning from March to August.


Previous Internship Providers

Previous Employers

The Home Run internship program has operated for several years, with internships provided by these local supporters of West Sacramento Youth:

  • Bella Vida Farm

  • Bridges of the Mind Psychological Services, Inc.

  • CABS Heating & Air Conditioning

  • California Department of Parks & Recreation

  • Center for Land Based Learning

  • City of West Sacramento

  • Computers 4 Kids

  • Cramer Fish Sciences

  • Crisp Catering/Gold Rush Grille

  • Elica Health Centers

  • Fiery Ginger Farm

  • Frontier Energy, Inc./California Fuel Cell Partnership

  • GRAS/ReSoil Sacramento

  • Hampton Inn and Suites West Sacramento

  • Health Education Council

  • Lenise's Cafe

  • Lindenmuth, Inc. DBA Mobile Truck Service

  • Miyamoto International

  • Nippon Shokken USA, Inc.

  • Rey's Air Solution

  • Sacramento River Cats

  • Sacramento Tech Exchange

  • Sierra Donor Services

  • Solectric

  • SSA Marine

  • Three Sisters Gardens

  • Tree Top Sac

  • Wallace-Kuhl & Associates

  • Washington Unified School District

  • We Grow Urban Farm

  • West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

  • West Sacramento Fire Department

  • West Sacramento Foundation

  • Wholehearted Blooms

  • YMCA of Superior California

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This program gave me the opportunity to supervise an intern, which let me show off my supervising skills. So for organizations that have someone who wants to become a supervisor, this is a great opportunity to take that approach.


Program Manager, Frontier Energy

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