WSF Internships by Major

See below for a list of internships that students from each major might be interested in, based on past semesters. Note that the list is not exhaustive; we can accommodate students from any and all majors.


826 National

826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers, including 826 Valencia in San Francisco.

826 Valencia

A typically eclectic San Francisco creative writing academy founded by award-winning author David Eggers, and disguised as a “Pirate Store” to help kids learn writing can be fun. Interns get to work with local school students from a variety of underserved and marginalized populations.

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The Arc of San Francisco

The Arc San Francisco is a nonprofit organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Because Justice Matters

Because Justice Matters works to end injustice by taking a stand against modern-day slavery, domestic violence, discrimination against immigrants and economic inequality.

Break Through The Static

Break Through The Static supports and empowers teenagers impacted by suicide.

Catholic Charities Refugee Services

One of the oldest and best-known social justice agencies in the city, Catholic Charities cares for those who are in the process of escaping human trafficking, domestic abuse and political persecution. Be a lifeline to people in distress, and affirm their humanity while finding your own.

General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP)

This organization serves homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans by helping them obtain the public benefits to which they are entitled. So long as there is a need for public benefits, GAAP provides education, empowerment and advocacy to our clients through the involvement of law students, undergraduates and community volunteers.

Girls on the Run

A social service agency aimed at promoting health, self-esteem and community among underprivileged young women through mentoring and regular city-wide running events.

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.

La Casa de las Madres

Thirty years ago, La Casa de las Madres opened San Francisco’s first domestic violence shelter for women and their children.  The once-quiet shelter has grown into the city’s leading voice for abused women, their children and teens—educating, promoting awareness and changing the community’s and the media’s perceptions about domestic violence and its victims.  Through a broad service continuum, we also provide expert intervention and prevention services to more than 10,000 community members annually.

Larkin Street Youth Services

The mission of this organization is to create a continuum of services that inspire youth to move beyond the street. Their goal is to nurture potential, promote dignity and support bold steps by all.

Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education (IIE) fosters mutual understanding, develops global leaders, and protects academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs.

New Door Ventures

New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth in San Francisco get ready for work and life by providing jobs, job-readiness and supportive community. We are inspired by our faith to empower and equip youth for the future. We provide jobs and training through social enterprises we own and operate, and in other settings. We create community that facilitates personal growth.

Not For Sale Campaign

Not For Sale creates tools that engage business, government, and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime.

Old Skool Cafe

Old Skool Cafe offers job training and employment to youth at-risk of lifestyles of poverty and violence.

Real Options for City Kids (ROCK)

A combined in-school and after-school internship working with underprivileged kids as a mentor/coach to students participating in tutoring and additional sports-related offerings.

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Assist in research and prevention of HIV/AIDS with the SF Department of Public Health.

San Francisco Planning and Urban Reseach (SPUR)

Ideas and action for a better city.

Shanti Lifelines Program

LifeLines offers practical assistance and emotional support to women and men with breast cancer in San Francisco including financial assistance, meals, transportation, wellness workshops and more.

Slavery Footprint

Educating consumers on how they contribute to human trafficking.

Sojourn Interfaith Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital

Sojourn Chaplaincy offers a multi-faith nonjudgmental ministry of presence, and pastoral care training for the broad multicultural mix of patients, their loved ones, the staff of San Francisco General Hospital and the community.

St. Anthony Foundation

Providing services to low-income and homeless in San Francisco.

Welcome Ministry

Welcome seeks to provide a faithful response to poverty and to improve the quality of life for individuals in our community by providing: hospitality; education; food; and referrals for housing, health care and drug and alcohol treatment.