SF Young Planners Intern Program 2022

Program poster

This program is for current high school students only.
To apply to the SF Young Planners program, visit the Opportunities for All webpage
  • Program duration is 9 weeks: June 6  - August 5, 2022
  • Notifications and Selections: application will close on May 27, 2022, or when all slots have been filled. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible for the best chance of placement.
  • Salary: Earn up to $2,700
  • Application Submittal Details:  Please indicate that you are applying to the Opportunities for All program on page 4 of the application. This will take you to an option to apply specifically for the SF Young Planners intern cohort.
  • Must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or you will be disqualified from the program. 
  • For questions about the Intern Program: cpc.internshipprogram@sfgov.org
 Check out the Young Planner Program Highlights on Instagram!

The San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco YouthWorks, and Opportunities for All are looking for current high school students, particularly American Indian, Black, Latinx, and other Students of Color, with an interest in helping to plan for San Francisco’s future.

During the summer program, interns will:

  • explore how people get around the City and how to improve access to transportation;

  • visit a housing construction site and learn how housing contributes to a neighborhood;

  • go on exciting walking tours to parks and public spaces; and

  • be paired with department staff to work on a planning project.

This will be a rewarding and valuable experience for those interested in gaining knowledge and practical skills for the planning field.

Hear From SFUSD Students

“ We got a chance to walk around the Fillmore and Japantown and hear about the history of the neighborhood, tour the San Francisco Planning Department; visit a 100% affordable housing project in the Mission (La Fenix); bike through Golden Gate Park and learn about the benefits of street closure; visit Islais Creek and learn about global warming and sea level rise; check out Shared Spaces and small business recovery efforts in Hayes Valley; get on a cruise ship to Angel Island and learn about preservation and immigration history. ”

Video highlights from the 2021 Program.

Young Planners at Angel Island

A trip to Angel Island.

“ My favorite part of the Young Planners Program was definitely our Friday Outings. I am really glad we had the opportunity this year to still have some in person aspects. Getting to take a deeper dive into our planning topic for the week by touring an actual location made each topic that much more impactful. Also actually meeting the people in my cohort that was amazing as well. ”