WE GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.
We tailor in-person and virtual internships for hosts ensuring that it's right for your budget and busy schedule. We'll match your organization with a student from foster care who is studying or aspiring to work in your industry. These internship experiences are critical in providing disadvantaged foster youth with the opportunity to expand their network, build their resume and skills, and inspire them to remain focused on their studies and dreams for a powerful future.
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 with their career goals. Our employers benefit from getting to know and work with passionate foster youth who may become their next loyal, all-star employee!
We prepare them to roll right in.
Our college interns arrive to the workplace just as prepared as any other youth on their first internship day. In addition, Pivotal is the employer of record and manages all of the administrative and payroll functions, so our partners can focus on the internship projects, schedules, and relationship building.
In 2020 we connected 15 Pivotal Scholars to Internships. In 2021 our goal is to return to our 2019 numbers of at least 50 summer internships.
We asked our scholars to share their fields of interest. This is what they told us:
Mental Health/Child Psychology
Video Game Design/Producing
Ready to get involved? Let us know!
408.508.7928 | TOM.FANDRE@PIVOTALNOW.ORG
Our summer internship partners include:
Excite Credit Union
City of Gilroy
City of Morgan Hill
City of Saratoga
City of San Mateo
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Santa Clara County Office of Education
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
Healthier Kids Foundation
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
The Health Trust
Bozzuto Insurance Services
Cambridge Management Company
Intero Real Estate Services
Petrinovich Pugh & Co LLP
Bill Wilson Center
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
St. Lucy Parish
Triton Museum of Art
Uplift Family Services
Arteaga’s Food Center
Good Stuff Partners
Johnson Lumber Ace Hardware
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
South County Tail Waggers
Integrated Device Technology
Tech Museum of Innovation
Zag Technical Services