Career Opportunities

James Dopman, BHS Career Advisor

STUDENTS: the most updated and recent positions are emailed to you.  Make sure you are checking your account!

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Job and Community Service Opportunities

  • Happy Summer!  Updated positions will be posted next September, 2017



  1. 2017 Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference When: Saturday, February 25, 2017. Registration: 8:30 AM (PST); Program: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)Where: Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale St, San Francisco, CA, 94105Registration closes on February 17, 2017The Youth for the Environment & Sustainability (YES) Conference is an annual event that encourages hundreds of students from across the region to lead, collaborate and discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. The 2017 YES Conference will bring together middle- and high-school students from the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) to discuss solutions to the climate change crisis. The conference aims to raise awareness of how our transportation choices affect our families, our communities, our air and our planet. More importantly, the conference provides a youth-friendly and youth-driven space where students from all walks of life feel energized by each other and empowered to tackle current issues head on.RSVP here:
  2. Facebook: in becoming a dentist!  Think about attending Dental Camp!  The University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry is  Dental Camp for middle/high school students on Saturday, March 11th.  Dental Camp is a free one day event that brings in middle and high school students around the Bay Area to learn about the various fields in Dentistry by exposing them to various hands on activities in our clinics/labs.More information about the event can be found below:

Website and registration:
Flyer: dental-camp-flyer

  1. The WiSE Conference – The Women in Science and Engineering theme program invites students from Berkeley High School to attend  The Future of Science Conference, our annual WiSE conference being held on Saturday March 4, 2017 at the UC Berkeley International House.

    The Future of Science Conference will provide high school students the opportunity to listen to professors and industry professionals doing groundbreaking work in their respective fields, and attend a graduate student poster session and panel.This is a great event for high school students interested in varied STEM fields including biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, computer science, engineering, and others.

    All details for the conference can be found here : . There is no fee to attend, and all meals will be included.  Due to room restrictions, we can offer no more than 25 seats to your high school,which must include any supervisors or chaperones.

    Please let us know as soon as possible if students from Berkeley High School would be interested in attending so that we may make arrangements accordingly.

  2. Summer Research Program at CHORI  – The CHORI Summer Research Program is designed to provide an unsurpassed opportunity for juniors or seniors to immerse themselves in the world of basic and/or clinical research for three months during the summer. The program pairs students with one or two CHORI principal investigators who serve as mentors, guiding the students through the design and testing of their own hypotheses and methodology development. At the end of the summer, students present their research to their peers just as any professional researcher would do.Applications for the CHORI summer internship are due Friday, February 10th, 2017.  Applications can be found: complete application includes: ApplicationTranscript500 word essay2 Letters of Recommendation (due at the time of the application), and a Resume. Contact Ellen Fung ( or David Sabaria (, for more information.
  1. Cooking Camp Internship – Love to cook? I have two 2-week unpaid internships available to assist teach cooking to preteens and younger teens. Your role will be: to help instruct the students on techniques, to assist the students in finding the right utensils and materials, and to help set up and clean up (including doing some dishes). I will teach you some techniques in advance so that you can help the students. You will also have the chance to taste what the class makes. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 1:30pm, at the Albany Community Center, in addition to an orientation meeting the week before you start. The two sessions are July 31 to August 11 (must be age 17 or older) or August 14 to August 25 (must be age 15 or older). If interested, e-mail by March 31 saying why this internship appeals to you, what job or volunteer experience (if any) you have, and what your age will be during summer camp.
  2. We are the TechHive, a teen internship program located at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. For the past 4 years, we have been engaging high school students in STEM learning through the creation of museum exhibits and educational events.

    TechHive is a free, 10 week long internship that teaches students about programming, electronics, prototyping and art. No prior tech experience is required.

    We are currently recruiting our next cohort of teen interns to start in February of 2017. Students can learn more about the program and apply directly on our website

    If you have any additional questions about the program, you can contact Andrew Milne or Matt Chilbert at 510-643-7764 or contact us by email.

  3. Central Library Teen Room – Redesign: Internship Opportunity, June 2016 – September 2016: Are you a teenager with opinions?  We are looking for 15 people entering grades 8-11 in Fall 2016 to help us design the new Central Library Teen room. If selected, you will commit to attending 4 meetings during this phase of the project. The first meeting will be during the last week of June. You’ll work with Library staff and architects from local firm Noll&Tam. What’s in it for you? Civic engagement. Leadership development. Community service hours. You will also receive letters of recommendation and appreciation as well as a stipend at the end of the project. Interested? Call Kay Finney at 510 981-6135 or email
  4. The San Leandro Police Department is hosting a Teen Police Academy July 25-29 for 14-18 year olds.
  5. YMCA of the Central Bay Area IT Internship: Looking to get real world technology experience? IT Interns at the Y get real experience working with enterprise technology. You will be interacting with costumers, providing desktop support via phone, ticketing system and face to face. Interns will learn how to troubleshoot computer hardware, software and other peripherals.  We are looking for someone who is computer-savvy, eager to learn and a great multitasker. This internship is ideal for students who enjoy working with computers. We are located in Downtown Berkeley right across the park from Berkeley High. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Please submit your resume or any questions to Joahna Alba at
  6. Construction Exploration Program in Alameda County. Students age 15-23 will get an overview of various engineering and construction related careers, they also receive a gift card for every session they attend. The application is available in the College & Career Center. Please review sessions and note that sessions are in the afternoon/early evening.  *For outreach tracking purposes, Hensel Phillips is asking that you write “ HUB of Excellence” on the top right corner of the application. Also, the flyer says 16 but they are accepting applications from 15 year olds.
  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center Voter Engagement and GOTV project within the 21st Congressional district. Internally, the purpose is to provide classes and rigorous civic engagement experience to students that prepares them for ongoing civic engagement and community organizing, and develops within them a life-long commitment to public service and the further development of democracy. Students receive daily classes in: U.S. constitutional history; civics and public policy; civil rights and the role of organization in gaining civil, human, and economic rights; leadership development; conduct change that permits individual integration into efforts to confront racism, poverty, and war. The classes provide the study. Voter Engagement provides the direct experience.  Applications available in the College & Career Center
  8. ACAP (Accounting Career Awareness Program) offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley. For the calendar year 2016, the residency program will be held from July 10-15, 2016 Field trips, lectures, and some fun will make this a most memorable week.
    Download the 2016 application Here
  9. Volunteers & Interns Needed at La Peña Cultural Center!  Event Production and Marketing Internships also available. Do you want to help promote cultural understanding, social justice & peace through the arts? La Peña Cultural Center has been doing just that since 1975. Contact us: 510-849-2568 / natalia@lapena.orgTake a look at some of the events we have coming up. If you have a few hours to lend your creativity and presence to our process, we invite you to come on down. Internships are typically 10 hours a week, but we can work with your requirements (we have had high school interns work as few as 5 hours a week). We are currently interviewing for the following positions: 1.) Volunteers/Interns to help us flyer around Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Richmond, or wherever they may live, to help us promote upcoming events. 2) Interns/Volunteers for our shows and productions which run Thursday through Sunday. Check out our events calendar here and if there is a show that interests you, give us a call and you can join in on the fun for the evening.  E-mail for all your production needs. 3.) We are also seeking volunteers/interns who have skills in marketing, communications, social media, web design/maintenance, etc. This would be a great way to expand your portfolio while supporting a grass roots communal cause.  E-mail for all your communication needs. If interested in a volunteer or internship opportunity, please email to sign up.  These are non-paid internships but in exchange for your time, we do provide interns with tickets to our events/concerts and more.
  10. Summer Discovery Internships Apply now and enroll to ensure your first choice class is available.
  11. UC Berkeley Perception Science Summer Internship Program for High Schoolers : Thisinternship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel research paradigms. Additionally, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields. Please visit our website to learn more about this program. This is a fee-based program; full fee waivers are available for accepted low-income students. Program Dates are: July 11th- August 5th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm weekdays. We are accepting applications for Summer 2016.  Website link:
  12. Want to work in a San Francisco law firm this summer? Participate in Farella Braun + Martel’s Diversity Pipeline Internship Program—it’s a great way to learn about careers in the legal profession, prepare for the college application process, and enhance your resume and interviewing skills. This PAID six week program (June 14-July 21, 2016) is open to students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2016, are bright, motivated, and enthusiastic, have an interest in the law, and are eager to learn about being a lawyer. Please contact Priscilla Zaccalini at for more details.
  13. Google’s 9th Annual Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI), a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with an interest in technology —especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
  14. Laney College’s Environmental Control Technology dept. is proud to host its 12th summertime Physics for Building Science program for East Bay high school students at the Laney campus. Juniors and seniors will learn about building science, computer skills, math, and sustainability through fun lectures and hands-on experiments. There will be field trips to learn about green building, and topics will include electricity, energy efficiency, heating, lighting, and more. Any students or teachers can download the application, teacher recommendation form, and flyer from:
  15. Lawrence Hall of Science Internship for Teens, must volunteer in the summer before applying for an internships
  16. Urban Releaf Internships: Urban Releaf is always looking for motivated and caring individuals to support our various programs including Tree Planting & Maintenance, Urban Forestry Education, Ecosystems Research, Community Outreach and Administration. We offer employment opportunities as needed and internships year round. Application

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  1. The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany & Emeryville are looking for volunteers to help register voters at the Berkeley Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays, now until the November 8th election.  Additional support needed for candidate forums at the end of September and early October.  Contact Ruby MacDonald 510-524-8961 or go to League of Women Voters BAE
  2. Lawrence Hall of Science Volunteer Summer 2016
  3. Community Reading Buddies, a summer volunteer program run by Aspire Education Project. This is just a reminder that I have sent a previous email titled “Reading Buddies Recruitment Assistance” and would really appreciate if you can go look at that email.  To summarize that email, Community Reading Buddies want as many volunteers as we can to help and influence their communities in helping pre-school children become more interested and excited to read. Students can go to our website and apply now. Thanks,Amanda Ceja


CAREER Training Programs for SENIORS & BHS Alumni

  1. Career-Finder
  2. Alameda County Workforce Board
  3. The Anchor Program
  4. Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  5. Bread Project
  6. BYA
  7. Carpenters Union 152
  8. Fast Response
  9. Ironworkers Local 378
  10. Nor Cal Laborers
  11. Operating Engineers Local 3
  12. PG&E Power Pathways
  13. Plumbers, Steamfitters, Refrigeration & Pipeline Local 342
  14. Rising Sun Energy Center
  15. Safe Passages
  16. SF Jobcorps
  17. Tradeswomen Inc. at 510-891-1243 or email
  18. Year UP Bay Area


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Athlete Study Center, Classroom J205 @ BHS, Mondays- Thursdays from 3:30- 5:00pm, contact Andy Waranoff
  2. BHS Bridge Tutoring, Mondays- Fridays, 3:30- 4:45pm in G108B, H102B, and A104 contact Jessie Luxford
  3. Dockwalker Volunteer: The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s) and the California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean & Green Program, and The Bay Foundation in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the US Power SquadronsLake Berryessa PartnershipSave Our Shores and many more organizations will conduct more free Dockwalker trainings this year.  To become a volunteer, please contact the program coordinator, Vivian Matuk, at (415) 904-6905 or visit for more details and to view the 2015 Dockwalker Training Schedule.
  4. Dorothy Day House Breakfast, most mornings of the week at Christ Church. contact:
  5. EarthTeam: EarthTeam has a small, committed staff and we’re seeking volunteers to play a key role in helping us provide active and engaging environmental education experiences that inspire East Bay youth to become environmental stewards and leaders in their local communities. If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to – See more at:
  6. Ecology Center, If you are interested in volunteering for the Ecology Center, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 510-548-2220 x235 or Or, stop by the Ecology Center between 11am and 4pm, Tuesday through Friday.Our volunteer needs vary. Examples of volunteer jobs include database updates, brochure folding, library maintenance, research, event support, workshop assistance, gardening at EcoHouse, farmers’ market set up and break down, materials distribution, photography, and cataloguing seeds for the seed library. Click here to access the volunteer application form.
  7. English Language Development Tutorials, Classroom H308 2 BHS, Mondays- Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm, email Ms. Stewart
  8. King Middle School ELL, King Middle School Classroom S-7, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:05- 4:00pm, Wednesdays from 2:15- 3:15pm, contact Ms. Hamai
  9. King Middle School Homework Lab, King Middle School Library, Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 3:00- 5:00pm, Wednesdays from 2:15- 4:30pm Email Mr. Leaks
  10. Longfellow Middle School After School Homework Center, Longfellow Middle School Classroom 23, Mondays- Fridays from 4:15- 5:30pm, contact Ms. Gilder (510) 883-5258
  11. campaign volunteers: volunteers will gain experience in electoral campaign, opportunities for leadership positions, email Caroline Stanton at for more information
  12. Oakland Zoo
  13. The Learning Center, College & Career Center @ BHS, Monday- Thursday 3:30- 6:00pm, email Wyn Skeels 
  14. Rosa Parks MathPower, Wednesdays 6:15- 7:30pm, email Ms. Reyes
  15. Waterside Workshops
  16. Willard Mathworks, Willard Middle School Classroom 206 pod, Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm, October- December, February- May, email Jesse Ragent


  1. Tradeswomen, Inc. is holding WOMEN Can Build Career Fair on October 21st, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 23217 Kidder Street., Hayward, CA. The Career Fair is a hands-on event so women can experience the type of work the different trades perform such as sheet metal workers, carpenters, operating engineers, etc. Each table to staffed by apprenticeship coordinators and women currently in the construction trades. Women can learn how to do a tack weld, build a wooden or metal tool kit, or operator a simulator.  More information at 510-891-1243. or email
  2. The Student Conservation Association Youth Programs: Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors? Join an SCA Crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists – thousands of students who are as passionate as you are about preserving wildlands, protecting nature in urban areas, and keeping the planet green. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19.  Apply Online
  3. Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.We are now seeking applicants for our San Francisco, CA program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know.  Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the September 8, 2016 application deadline.  Additional information can be found on our website:  The application may be accessed directly using the following link: More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here.
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    Class of 2018 Registration
    August 21, 2017
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Class of 2019 Registration
    August 22, 2017
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Class of 2020 Registration
    August 23, 2017
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Class of 2021 Orientation and Registration Last Names A-K
    August 24, 2017
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Make-Up Registration for All Students
    August 24, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Class of 2021 Orientation and Registration Last Names L-Z
    August 25, 2017
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    First Day of School - No 0 Period
    August 30, 2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Field Hockey Parent Meeting
    August 31, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    BHS Library
    BIHS 9th Grade Parent Night (Library)
    September 7, 2017
    4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Berkeley Athletic Fund Meeting
    September 11, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Berkeley High School Library
    College Application Overview for Parents/Guardians of Seniors (Library)
    September 12, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    BIHS Advisory Council (Conf Room B)
    September 13, 2017
    3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    Conf Room B