Youth Internships

Youth Internships

Sequoia Leadership Institute is a program of LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center) in San Francisco. Contact us or visit us at LYRIC for more information about the institute. LYRIC staff are here to help!


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 internship opportunities. For details on the next info session or to schedule an appointment with a LYRIC staff contact us!
Call 415.703.6150


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.