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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. 

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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 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! 

Over the past four years, we've placed more than 200 high school and college interns, with employers and students reporting satisfaction rates of 85% and above.

Tom Fandre
Sr. Manager, Business Development

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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:

Accounting
Administration
Animals/Zoology
Business
Construction Management/Admin
Cosmetology
Costume Design
Criminal Justice
Data Analytics
Dentistry
Education
Engineering (Hardware)
Engineering (Materials)
Engineering (Software)
Environmental Science
Film Production
Finance
Forensics

 

Graphic Design
Healthcare
Hospitality
Human Resources
IT
Law
Law Enforcement
Manufacturing
Marketing
Mental Health/Child Psychology
Pastor
Probation
Project Management
Real Estate
Robotics
Social Work
Video Game Design/Producing
Writing/Journalism

 

Ready to get involved? Let us know!

TOM FANDRE
408.508.7928 | TOM.FANDRE@PIVOTALNOW.ORG

Our summer internship partners include: 

FINANCE

Comerica Bank
Excite Credit Union
Paypal

GOVERNMENT

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

HEALTH AND MEDICAL

Gilead Sciences
Healthier Kids Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
The Health Trust

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Bozzuto Insurance Services
Cambridge Management Company
Intero Real Estate Services
Petrinovich Pugh & Co LLP
Brand Via

NONPROFIT

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

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS

Almaden Printing
Arteaga’s Food Center
Beshoff Infiniti
BrandVia
Chiala Farms
Decca Design
Good Stuff Partners
Iron Construction
Johnson Lumber Ace Hardware
Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Snap-on Diagnostics
South County Tail Waggers

 

TECHNOLOGY

8x8 Inc. 
Anaerobe Systems
Aura
Bestronics
CMAP TV
Gridraster
Integrated Device Technology
NetSkope
Nor1
Norton LifeLock
QuantumScape
Tech Museum of Innovation
Xilinx
Zag Technical Services

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