Career Opportunities

James Dopman, BHS Career Advisor

Companies and organizations looking to hire or request volunteers, please email James Dopman at the address above. Include in your email the position description, salary (if offered), hours needed, and frequency of work (once or regularly).  Please send any flyers in a PDF format.  NOTE: Berkeley High School cannot refer students for work inside private homes due to safety concerns.

Community Members!  Are you interested in speaking to BHS students about your career path, your career, and the company or organization you work for?   For more information, contact James Dopman at the email address above.

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

Job Search Resources

Work permit information can be found here

Need help creating a resume?!  

1.  Gather all the information you will need to create a great resume.  Download the BuildingaResume worksheet and complete!

2. Using the models below and this resume example , type up your own!


The Heading of your resume includes your name, address, and contact information.  Make sure your email address is appropriate!


Your Education section should include BHS and any community college classes you have taken.  Remember to spell out abbreviation (AC is Academic Choice, AHA is Arts and Humanities, and so  on). Be sure to include a little about you accomplished while in high school.


Your Experience includes ANYTHING you have done outside of school.  Include all paid work, volunteer positions, and any responsibilities you have at home or community.


The Skill & Interests section is where you can mention special aspects about you and what you enjoy doing in your spare time.  Make sure to distinguish between conversational fluency (you can get by speaking) in another language vs. literacy (you can read and write in the other language).

Need more help? Want feedback?  Make an appointment with Mr. Dopman in the College and Career Center!

Career / Job Resources

  • Glassdoor
  • Craigslist Job Search
  • Work for Good (non-profit jobs and careers)
  • California Career Zone

Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer Opportunities!

Need a summer job? Live in Berkeley?

  • SORRY!  YouthWorks application window is now closed – please check back next year!  City of Berkeley YouthWorks Job application window is open!  YouthWorks places local youth in summer jobs that last up to 7 weeks, for up to 30 hours per week, earning $12 per hour, beginning in early July. Youth can work in office administration, government, tobacco prevention, youth development, and more!  More information, go to the YouthWorks homepage.
  • Camp Counselors Needed!

    Cabin Counselors are needed for an outdoor education program.  The program takes place at Exploring New Horizons: Sempervirens Outdoor School.  If you are responsible, enthusiastic, energetic, and would enjoy working with 6th graders, please apply for this week of fun and lasting memories!  An informational presentation will be held in the College & Career Center at lunch on Thursday, March 1st, immediately followed by a training workshop during 4th period.  .  Find application here: Exploring New Horizons Counselor Full App 2017.doc


  • Peet’s Coffee is often hiring and will consider 16, 17, and 18 high school students. Must be willing to commit to training and have flexible hours after school, on weekends, and be able to work over summers.  Contact local Peet’s shop to see if there are hiring and for whether they are having “job fair” hours at their location:
    • Downtown Berkeley 2255 Shattuck 510-225-0451
    • South Campus 2501 Telegraph Ave. 510-225-7700
    • Rockridge 3200 College Ave. 510-899-6740
    • North Berkeley Vine & Walnut 2124 Vine St. 510-841-0564
    • North Berkeley Solano 1825 Solano 510-526-9607
    • West Berkeley 1776 4th St. 510-525-3207


  • The Downtown Berkeley YMCA is looking for volunteers ages 16 and older who are interested in gaining experience in early childhood education, youth development, fitness and wellness, and customer service. We offer opportunities that are flexible to meet your schedule, but ask for a minimum of 6 month commitment. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For any questions please contact Chelsea Tuomi, Volunteer Specialist, at  Info: Volunteer Opportunities  Application: YMCA Application


  • Paid Internship for Seniors New Door offers for 17-24 year olds.  Berkley high school students and graduates have come to our program and the past and we are planning to expand our services more in Oakland since we currently operate out of the Mission in SF.  I’ve attached some flyers that you can print and provide as a resource in your career center but I would be happy to further connect with you over the phone or come to Berkeley High sometime if you would like to meet in person or have me share this info with more of your staff.  Here’s a summary of our programs:New Door hires and employs youth ages 17-24 year-round to participate in our part time, paid internship program! We also prepare youth to pass the GED or HISET test for high school equivalently in our education program. Currently, we are based in the Mission in SF but we have plans to expand our services more in the East Bay with a potential site in Oakland in 2018.  I’ve attached flyers that you can print out and here is some info about what opportunities we have:JOB OPPORTUNTIES: New Door interns work at either Ashbury Images, our silk screening business; Pedal Revolution, our full service bicycle shop; or one of our local business partners. We have 75+ community partners, local businesses that agree to employ youth from our program. New Door’s current roster of partners represent a diverse array of industries, such as food service and hospitality; office and administrative support for legal and financial services; childcare and after-school programs creative arts and media; and hands-on labor.EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:New Door offers high school equivalency classes on site and the intake process is the same as the first steps of our internship program outlined above (with the exception of them need work documents). After their interview, they will follow up directly with one of our GED teachers to set up their class schedule. Students in our GED/HSE program are also PAID by a stipend. ​


  • Woman Can Build! Career Fair Friday, October 20, 2017 9:00 am to 2 pm 23217 Kidder St. Hayward CA.  Interested in work in the trades?  Consider attending this career fair. Information flyer: Woman Can Build

 CIEE Study Abroad opportunities

The priority application deadline is December 1st (this is when we award the majority of our scholarships and when students have the best chance of getting their first choice destination, as the application allows students to select two alternate programs, and students who apply by November 1st will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a free flight).

We offer three types of programs:

1. Language and Culture Programs (4 weeks, 60 hours of instruction, pre- & post-proficiency testing so students can participate in any program/language/destination of choice (1 year of language study required for all French and Spanish programs; 2 years of language study required for “Intensive” programs), most programs are with host families and students have the option to receive four college credits for their language and culture program – read more about it here

2. Service and Leadership Programs (3 weeks, 45 hours of international community service with certificate, workshops in intercultural communication and leadership skills, and approx. 10 hours of basic language instruction in local languag

3. Global Discovery Programs (3 weeks, approx. 40 hours of subject field work with certificate, approx. 10 hours basic language instruction in local language)

Scholarships are available from 10% (merit only) to 100% (merit + need). You can also view an online presentation on the application instructions here. The scholarship application is within the general online application, and the short essay questions regard reasons/fit for wanting to participate, challenges experienced and expected in the program and strengths you would contribute to the program (culturally, linguistically, socially, leadership skills, communication skills, global perspective, etc.). And you learn more about the scholarships and fundraising here.

More information: Merit and Need High School Summer Abroad 2018 Earn College Credit Info,

East Bay Parks

Hiring students to be “interpretive student aides” for Crab Cove over in Alameda.  Work outside and with people!  Interested, call 510-544-3185 or go to  More info: Crab Cove position

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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    Focal Junior College Meeting
    February 19, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    EAOP (9th-10th grades @ Lunch)
    February 19, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Resume Workshop (pd. 4)
    February 19, 2019
    12:24 pm - 1:22 pm
    CCC D-221
    Talent Show Auditions week 2 (A-05)
    February 19, 2019
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Black Girls Rise
    February 19, 2019
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room D218
    Volleyball: Boys Varsity Game vs Tennyson (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: February 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Tennyson High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Tennyson
    Open Gym Basketball (Jacket Gym)
    February 20, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    Jacket Gym
    CSF Meeting (Lunch)
    February 20, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Golf: Boys All Levels Match vs Arroyo, Mt. Eden (Home)
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 20, 2019 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Tilden Park
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Arroyo, Mt. Eden
    Talent Show Auditions week 2 (A-05)
    February 20, 2019
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    U 9 LEAP Meeting (1st pd)
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    CCC D-221
    Green Dot Lunch
    February 21, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    CCC D-221