Youth Internships

Youth Internships

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


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 and fundraising at LYRIC, community event planning, advocacy, and job placements at local non-profits.


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 a scheduled INFO session or meet with LYRIC staff to learn more about the Sequoia Leadership Institute’s paid youth internship opportunities. For details on the next info session, see the table below, or contact us to schedule an appointment with LYRIC staff!
Call 415.703.6150
Email; subject, Internships


Pick up an APPLICATION at LYRIC. You may also need to gather some documents for your application and LYRIC staff can help. Some of these documents may include:

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



Once your application has been submitted, you will 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.

To get started, submit a Nomination Form over email ahead of time or bring it with you to an info session.

Info session dates for summer 2019 internship positions will be posted here on April, 2019.

Nomination Form & Flyer Spring 2019