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WE GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.

We match young people from foster care to summer job internships that match their individual passions, skills, and career goals. 

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We give them real world experience. 

Paid summer internships are valuable opportunities for our youth to meet people from the business world and gain work experience that aligns to career goals. Our employers benefit from getting solid work done, demonstrating a commitment to the community, and building their long-term hiring pipeline.

Over the past four years, we've supported 147 high school interns, with employers and students reporting satisfaction rates of 85% and above.

John Hogan
Pivotal VP of Career Services

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We prepare them to roll right in. 

Our interns participate in roughly 60 hours of STEM and professional development training prior to the start of their internship. They arrive just as prepared as any other youth on their first internship day.  In addition, our team can handle the hiring and payroll process as well as securing a work permit, so our partners can focus on getting to know our youth's skills and goals. 

90% of our internship partners renew their summer internships with us.

Here's a list of our internship partners who are making a difference to our youth:

FINANCE

Alliance Credit Union
Chase VP
 

GOVERNMENT

City of Gilroy
City of Morgan Hill
City of Saratoga
San Jose Water
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Santa Clara County Office of Education

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Bozzuto Insurance Services
Cambridge Management Company
Imwalle Properties
Intero Real Estate Services
Kaiser Permanente
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Petrinovich Pugh & Co LLP
Via

 

NONPROFIT

Bill Wilson Center
Catholic Charities
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
St. Lucy Parish
The Health Trust
Triton Museum of Art
Uplift Family Services

SMALL BUSINESS

Almaden Printing
Arteaga’s Food Center
Beshoff Infiniti
Chiala Farms
Iron Construction
Johnson Lumber Ace Hardware
JP Graphics
Saratoga Retirement Community
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Snap-on Diagnostics
South County Tail Waggers

 

TECH

Anaerobe Systems
Bestronics
CMAP TV
Gridraster
Integrated Device Technology
Nor1
QuantumScape
Symantec
Tech Museum of Innovation
TenCate Advanced Composites
Xilinx
Zag Technical Services

Read Sarata’s story about how a Pivotal summer internship opened up a whole new world.