PHS Internships & Enrichment

Volunteer, Jobs, Internships & More

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Get Involved at the Library

All San Diego County Library branches are in need of volunteers for their Teen Service Learner Program

Volunteer to be a Teen Service Learner at the library and you'll have fun while earning community service hours and getting real work experience!

Teens between the ages of 12 and 17.

Teen Service Learners help organize library materials and participate in fun library events.

Hours are flexible and include weekdays and Saturdays.

All County Library locations.

Ask a staff member how you can sign up today!

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Big Frog - Part time employment

Any students that might be interested in working a few hours a week at Big Frog. It would be doing production and consist of using a heat press that would transfer images onto garments and a Direct to Garment printer. It is great training for someone interested in garment decoration and learning about the different media used: heat transfers, vinyl, direct to garment, rhinestones. It is also great exposure to working with a team and following procedures and processes. Store hours, open M-F, 9:30-6:00. We can certainly be flexible and accommodate student work schedules. Email for more information

ESS is hiring!

Poway Unified Elementary Schools are hiring responsible high schoolers who have an interest in working with kids. Must be 15 1/2 and older! It is a great job and flexible during the summer and school year. Pick up an application at just about any ESS site. If you are interested in working at a specific elementary school, consider reaching out to each site directly. Consider making an impact on all the kids you help, as well as gaining valuable work and "people" experience this summer! It could be a huge win-win! For more information, call 858-679-8946.

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Employment Opportunity - Paid Student Tutors

Students…If you are qualified and are interested in earning money tutoring other students, please email Ms. Jaime Brown at for more information to become a student tutor. You will be required to have a teacher recommendation for each subject area you wish to tutor.
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Poway Equestrian Center

The Poway Equestrian Center is always looking for high school students to help. If you enjoy working with elementary-aged children, being outdoors, and helping with animal care, then this is the job for you. Visit for contact information and future fun at work. Applicants must be 16 years of age.
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Are you looking to immediately start in the work force after graduation? Keep this in mind...

One of the fastest-growing security companies in San Diego is seeking security guards to join! We are hiring for a plethora of shifts including daytime, overnight, flex, patrol, and armed.

No Guard Card? No problem! We will train you.

Duties include:
-Patrolling client properties
-Standing watch at gatehouses and front desks
-Effectively working with patrons and clients to provide a safe environment during your shift
-Complete daily reports, incident reports, and maintenance reports.

-Integrity: communicate honestly and effectively with both clients and management
-Communication skills: ability to accept coaching and direction
-Presentation: premium presentation in uniform and command presence
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Own transportation to get to and from sites would be a plus (patrol vehicles would be provided)

If interested, submit your resume along with times available to speak to

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Waterworks Aquatics is Hiring

A local swim school, Waterworks Aquatics is hiring for swim instructors at a nearby 4s Ranch location. They love to offer these jobs to PHS students.

Application Links Here:

Food and Nutrition is hiring student workers!

Food and Nutrition is hiring High School Student Workers! Any students who are 14 and older can pick up an application at the Main Nutrition Center! For more information, contact John Smith at 1-858-748-0245 ext. 5176.

Local Job - Part-Time Opportunity

Halo Headband Products located in Poway is looking for 1-2 more employees for flexible part-time positions. The positions needed are for product stickering and tagging.

No experience necessary, just hard workers with a good work attitude and ethics.

Need to be at least 15 years old.

Times/days flexible, M-F.

Pay is $14.00 per hour

Please email to schedule a day and time to come in and fill out an application.

YMCA Careers - Camp, Childcare, Aquatics Jobs

YMCA of San Diego County currently has many open employment opportunities. The YMCA of San Diego County offers ample opportunities from seasonal, to part-time, and full time positions throughout the county!

See this hiring poster for more details

Apprenticeship Program with Associated Builders & Contractors of San Diego (ABCSD)

ABCSD offers apprenticeship training opportunities in five valuable skilled trades including Electrical, Electronic Systems Technician, Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sheet Metal.

What is Apprenticeship?

  • The apprenticeship program combines work experience with formal classroom instruction, received paid on-the-job training with an employer and attend class two nights a week.
  • All classes are affiliated with Chabot College and apprentices receive college credits, their tuition fee is free.
  • Apprentices receive regular pay increases as they advanced through the three or four year programs, as well as medical benefits. After successfully completing the program, they enter the work force as a state recognized Journey Level Construction Craftsperson in their chosen field.

Now is the time, to consider a new career, there are currently huge opportunities in the construction industry. A career in skilled trades promises an exciting, challenging, and rewarding future that provides great earning potential and a career path that could ultimately lead to management or even owning your own company. Whether you are a high school student considering your future, a college student o working a dead-end-job.

Opportunities are currently available for training positions. Requirements to enroll are:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D.,
  • Electrical applicants must have completed a course in algebra with a ‘C’ or better.
  • You must complete an application and pass the written entrance test, followed by an interview and drug test.

Interested candidates can visit our website at and click on the apprenticeship tab for more information and an application. If you have any questions, please contact us at

The San Diego Sheet Metal JATC Apprenticeship Program

The San Diego Sheet Metal JATC is dedicated to providing the men and women working in the Sheet Metal Industry with the training necessary to afford them the skills and knowledge to participate in our industry at the highest productivity level. To this end, the Labor / Management cooperative of this JATC will strive to provide students with relevant courses designed to present the latest technologies, materials, skills and instruction necessary in meeting our collective objectives.

All questions and inquiries, and email Lorenzo Miles ( or Liz Gaytan ( or call(619) 265-2758.

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Employ + Empower Internship

The City of San Diego is accepting applications for their Employ + Empower Internship, in which students will earn $15 per hour working for one of the City’s many departments. They have over 30 positions available in economic development, real estate assets, planning, IT, communications, engineering, parks and recreation, and more! See more information below about the program’s eligibility requirements and application process and how you can set up a recruitment event with a City staff member at your school.


Students need to be between the ages of 16 – 30 and currently enrolled in school or a postsecondary training program to apply. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of school enrollment, such as a photo of their school ID.

Chegg Internship Search

Use this resource if you want to look up available internships posted in the San Diego area.

Rise Resale Internship

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American Cinema Editors ACE Internship

American Cinema Editors is currently accepting applications for their prestigious internship until June 30th and #FilmTVeditor Joaquin Elizondo is hosting a #FREE live webinar and Q&A session this Thursday May 19 at 8pm Pacific that will go over all the details about the application. Registration is FREE:

Interns Needed at Code Ninja

Code Ninja in Poway is looking for two students interested in interning. They would like high school students with experience in coding or IT. They will train the students, and the internships at Code Nina may eventually turn into paid positions. Please see attached job description.

Students should contact Jazmine West directly at 619.322.5409 or by email,

Civil Service Internship

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Palomar Health Internship

Palomar Health's Pathmaker Level I High School program provides high school-age students with opportunities to explore the diverse career paths in healthcare in our hospital system. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we paused our Level I program since March of 2020.

We are happy to announce that we are reopening our Level I High School program! Visit our website at for more information regarding our program and the application process and requirements.

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San Diego Fire Cadet Program

SD Fire Cadet Program's next orientation will be in the middle of June. The cadet program is for 16-21 year old men and women interested in joining the fire service. If you would like to join, please visit or send us an email at For more details, visit the Fire Cadet Program Presentation.

Impact Internships Health Science Immersion Program

Health Science Immersion Program (HSIP) where high school students gain an introduction to the health sciences field. Students will be hearing from a great array of graduate students, research professors and health professionals as they learn more about the academic, research and professional components of the health sciences. They will also have the opportunity to take workshops on various topics like college admissions and work on a group research project. The program is free for all students whose families qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program. Students can also learn more/apply at (

Virtual Medical Career Panel

View the Recording anytime!

You can access the zoom video here.

One of the panelists was not able to make it but recorded a short five-minute video linked here.

PUSD College & Career Showcase

You can access all recorded sessions on the districts college and career showcase webpage,

Work-Based Learning Resources

Our partners at the community colleges recorded several virtual presentations last year that they would like to share with our students. These work-based learning activities featured employers across all sectors — from health sciences and engineering to blue tech and media. Enjoy!

· Thermo Fisher Scientific

· Band of Hands and Netflix

· Logically and TechiT Services

· Lean Six Sigma Institute and Solar Turbines

· Scripps

· Department of State IT Team

· Sharp Ambulatory Services

· Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute

· Neoboard and Insulet

· Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing