Youth Leadership Program

Our Youth Leadership Program offers high school students an opportunity to become community leaders by gaining hands-on work experience. Interns meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons 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 field work 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.  

To Apply for an Internship

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


All spots for the Fall 2020 Semester (Aug 26th to Dec 9th) are now full.  Stay tuned for information about applying for the Spring 2021 Semester (Jan 6-May 19).  Applications will be available in November.  


To Support this Program

Have a skill or area of expertise that you'd like to share with our youth leaders?  Contact Ashly at ashlyn@hhministries.org about being a guest speaker via Zoom for an upcoming leadership training session.   

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