Youth Internships

Youth Internships

Sequoia Leadership Institute is a program of LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center) in San Francisco.

Current Internship Opportunity: Summer in the City 2019

Summer in the City 2019 is a paid leadership program for LGBTQQ+ and ally youth ages 14-18. Participants take charge and host their own queer dance for youth, organizing all aspects of it including marketing, logistics, and budgeting. Other topics explored during the program are: “queerness” and gender, history of the LGBTQQ+ movement, community building, and social justice-oriented topics including power, privilege, and race.

RSVP to attend one of our info sessions!


The unique strengths, creativity and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and allies are the foundation of the Sequoia Leadership Institute

Real work experience, community building and skills for life come together to support LGBTQQ and ally youth to step up as leaders and designers of lasting social change.


Get paid to build the kind of community you want to be a part of. Internships with Sequoia Leadership Institute are all about supporting you to make a difference in your community.

Interns are hired throughout the year and each position includes a variety of opportunities including small projects at LYRIC, community event planning, and political advocacy.


The Sequoia Leadership Institute is much more than a work experience. Every paid internship includes education, support and creative opportunities that help build skills for life.

Interns learn with and from one another about life topics including individual and community health, identity, social justice, advocacy, leadership, community building, college prep, and career planning.


Attend an INFO SESSION as the first step in applying for one of our paid internships. For details on the next info session, see below. RVSP here to an Info Session.


Fill out an APPLICATION at LYRIC when you attend an info session.


Once your application has been submitted at the info session, you may be contacted for an INTERVIEW.

Interviews can be intimidating, but don’t worry, we totally understand. LYRIC staff are here to answer all your questions.

Just be your fabulous self and arrive on-time for your interview.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment with LYRIC staff.
Call 415.703.6150
Email; subject: Internships

If you’re interested in a SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP, please attend one of following info sessions at 127 Collingwood Street, San Francisco 94114

Info Sessions, all at 4:30 pm:

Info Session 1: May 14th (Tues)

Info Session 2: May 16th (Thurs)

Info Session 3: May 20th (Mon)

Info Session 4: May 24th (Fri)

Info Session 5: May 28th (Tues)

Info Session 6: May 30th (Thurs)

Info Session 7: May 31st (Friday)

Info Session 8: June 3rd (Mon)

Please keep in mind that if you are hired, you will need to gather some documents before you start working, and LYRIC staff can help you with this process. Some of these documents may include:

  • Government/School issued ID
  • Work Permit (17 & under)
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Report Card

If you know of someone who would be a good fit for one our internships, please submit an SLI Nomination Form over email to; subject: Internships.