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High School Junior Internship Program

The San Mateo JACL is pleased to offer an Internship Program for High School Juniors. Selected students would be required to volunteer 20 hours of service from April 15, 2023 to October 30, 2023.  Service opportunities would be selected by the San Mateo JACL Board of Directors. Service may be virtual or in person depending on state and county COVID 19 restrictions.  Opportunities might include helping at San Mateo Japanese American Community Center with programs or activities, helping SMJACL with Youth Programs, working on Asian Pacific American Heritage Events in May, helping young children with cultural activities at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Summer Program, or helping with the SMJACL Booths at the Millbrae Japanese Cultural Festival in October.

Upon successful fulfillment of their Internship students will receive a $300.00 stipend to use for school expenses such as college application fees.  Additionally, selected students would be given top priority if they applied for our High School Senior Scholarship.


 The terms of the internship would require:

  • Applicants must be Juniors enrolled in a San Mateo County public or private high school.

  • Eligible students must submit a fully completed application.

  • One letter of recommendation.

  • An interview with JACL Internship committee members is part of the application process.

  • Applications must be emailed no later than March 15, 2023 and mailed to:

Application Download

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