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Home Run Internships

The Home Run internship program offers paid, 8-week summer internships to qualified high school students in the Washington Unified School District. Interns receive training and coaching from supervisors, and can earn college credit.

Skill Development

The Home Run high school programs focus on developing skills you will need in any job, such as oral and written communication, collaboration and teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking.

These skills are different from the technical skills you need for specific jobs. For example, to be a software designer you need some skill in coding. Coding is not usually needed to be a firefighter or a farmer. But both jobs require problem solving and critical thinking.

How to qualify

To be eligible for a Home Run internship you must be 16 years old by the first day of the internship (usually mid-June). River City High School students must have completed at least one Career Technical Education course. Yolo High School students may qualify with a recommendation form filled out by a teacher or counselor. 

Soft skills training

Each year’s intern cohort will spend a few hours a week together to receive soft skills training, share successes and challenges, and provide peer coaching to one another.

How to apply

Internship openings will be posted on this website in early April. The deadline to apply is usually in late April. Applicants are expected to interview for the positions they want.

Save for college

Home Run interns can receive a $50 deposit to their Ready, Set, Save! accounts. These funds can be used for college or other postsecondary education or training expenses. Click on the Ready, Set, Save! tab to learn more and open an account.

All participants must also attend one online informational session about the internships offered by the Home Run team. 

Doing things like this—doing things outside of your comfort zone—is always good for you, and you learn from it.


2021 Home Run Intern, We Grow Urban Farm

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