The Teen Engagement & Employment (TEE) program is a South San Francisco Human Resource Department paid summer youth work program designed for high school juniors and seniors to explore their career interest and gain valuable work experience in local government. The TEE program aims to help students develop job readiness skills (e.g. interviewing, punctuality, decorum and dedication to assignments) which will better prepare them for college and the workforce and introduce them to careers in government.
The Police, Library and Parks & Recreation departments manage similar youth work programs outside the scope of TEE.
Students commit to 10 to 20 hours of work per week at $10 per hour. The TEE program includes engaging activities such as Lunch and Learn speaker series and a group project. The group project theme will change each year and gives TEE participants an opportunity to hear from leaders throughout the organization and work collaboratively with each other. The students will be recognized at the end of the program with a certificate of appreciation and luncheon for their work and participation.
REGIONAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Since 2012, the City of South San Francisco has offered paid internships to college students as part of the Two-County Next Generation Committee of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Regional Summer Internship Program. The Committee of Next Generation’s goal to attract, develop and retain the next generation talent for careers in local government aligns well with the City’s Succession Development initiative, facilitated by Frank Benest, the committee chair.
The internships have allowed the interns to gain invaluable experience, completing various assignments to accomplish their department’s goals. Part of this internship experience involves participation in one of two educational sessions offered during the summer session. The internship program runs from June to September, with internship assignments averaging from 10-12 weeks in length.
FOR INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS AND TO APPLY, PLEASE GO TO CALOPPS.ORG