Sequoia Leadership Institute Youth Internships

Sequoia Leadership Institute Youth Internships

Sequoia Leadership Institute is a paid internship program of LYRIC available to youth 14-24 years old.

Castro History Tour Spring 2020 (14-18 years-old)

The Castro History Tour Internship is a combination of social justice education, employment skill building, and leadership development. In this internship we will build connections with our local queer landscape: The Castro. We will give voice, visibility, and representation to the stories of queer and trans communities that are often invisible in dominant histories of the Castro.

Through field trips, walking tours, writing activities, leadership building, and an overnight retreat at beach-side Point Bonita, we will build tools of liberation and survival. Knowing our queer past is a way to ground ourselves, our bodies, and our lives in the present. We can learn tools from our queer ancestors about how to best navigate and thrive in the capitalist society in which we live today.

For more information about Castro History Tour, please contact Adrienne (she/her/hers) at or (415)-316-9508 for more details.

UndocuWorkforce Spring 2020 (14-24 years-old)

UndocuWorkforce is the Bay Area’s first paid leadership program for undocumented LGBTQQ+ and straight-ally youth ages 14-24. UndocuWorkforce builds community through learning about topics such as gender and sexuality, diversity, the intersectionalities of immigration, race/ethnicity, power dynamics, and skill building around financial, emotional, and physical self-care and empowerment.

The group hosts speakers, goes on field trips, takes part in hands-on activities, and participates in an overnight team-building retreat at beach-side Point Bonita. Towards the end of the internship, youth co-create a final event, expanding on the skills they learned during internship. This internship is a fun and easy way to get paid and become a socially conscious individual ready to make a change in the world.

For more information about UndocuWorkforce, please contact Freddie (he/him/his) at or 415.703.6150 ext. 113 for more details.

We are no longer accepting applications for our Spring 2020 internships.

Please click here to be contacted when we start accepting applications for our SUMMER 2020 Internship  Summer in the City.


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 youth 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.

Info Sessions (Optional)

All info sessions are held at the LYRIC House (127 Collingwood St., SF, 94114).

You can attend an optional INFO SESSION if you’d like to learn more about our internships before signing up for an interview.

Step 1 SIGN-UP

Sign up by letting us know when you’re available for an interview.

Step 2 APPLY

Fill out an Application online, or at LYRIC when you attend an interview.

We will send you a confirmation of your interview date and time.


Interviews take place at LYRIC, located at 127 Collingwood St. SF CA 94122

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.


Please keep in mind that if you are hired as a paid youth intern, you will need to gather some documents before you start working. 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/Transcript


For questions and inquires about LYRIC’s Sequoia Leadership Institute Internships:
Call Nina (she/her;they/them) at 415.703.6150×115
Email; subject: SLI Internships

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