Youth Leadership Program

Our Youth Leadership Program (YLP) offers high school students an opportunity to become community leaders by practicing hands-on work experience and doing life with all. Interns meet weekly for a leadership development seminar to learn various aspects of leadership such as communication, emotional wellness, and professional skills for future employment. Each intern chooses and researches a community issue of choice and participates in fieldwork either in person or online. Interns learn to become agents of change in their community by engaging issues such as food security, educational equity, and racial justice. In addition to gaining new friendships and tools for future success, each intern receives a $500 stipend from Harbor House for successfully completing a semester of the internship. 


Apply for the Internship

Students enrolled in an OUSD high school are welcome to apply for our internship positions. Priority is given to students from Oakland High School. 

Spring 2023 Application

Application Deadline: 11/14/2022 for Spring 2023

Reach out to us!

Let’s get some coffee or a meal to fellowship over what we do as YLP! Many ways for you to get involved from sharing a skill or passion you would like to teach and train our Interns to providing resources as a mentor. Let us know and reach out to our Director of Leadership & Spiritual Formation Director Anh Truong at

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