Due to high demand, we have filled all spaces in the current cohort of the program. Please complete the interest form to be contacted when we re-open applications for the next cohort of the City Mentorship Program.

 

Are you 16-24 and interested in a career in the public sector? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable experience and make new connections to further your career path. There are two types of mentorship opportunities available:

  1. Public Service Mentorships 
    For participants with education and experience in a relevant professional field (i.e., engineering, law, library science, biology, recreation). These mentees will be paid $17.50 an hour for 410 hours (400 hours mentorship, 10 hours pre-training), with the exact schedule to be determined by the mentor and mentee after matching takes place. 

  2. Work Readiness Mentorships 

    For participants with unrelated education and experience. These mentees will be paid $15 an hour and serve 205 hours (175 hours mentorship, 30 hours pre-training), with the exact schedule determined by the mentor and mentee after matching takes place.  

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, some mentorships are currently virtual. 

Questions? Contact Olivia Victory at oliviavictory@workforce.org.

Who It's For

  • Low to moderate income individuals  
  • City of San Diego resident 

We highly encourage those 16—24 who are not working and not in school to apply. 

This program offers help:

  • Deciding what career is right for me
  • Finding a temporary job or internship
  • Learning in a professional environment
  • Connecting with a mentor who provides guidance and feedback throughout the work experience

How to Apply

Interest form

City Of San Diego

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.