East Bay College Fund provides career development support directly and through partnerships, community colleges and universities, partner organizations, and the business community.

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East Bay College Fund’s Summer STEM, with Lawrence Hall of Science, produced 3 solar suitcases that were sent to Ghana to power clinics, and students earned college credits


Co-sponsored by RADD3, our students took a class where they learned code so they can create video games.











East Bay College Fund is expanding our vital role in career development. We’re partnering with local businesses, OUSD Linked Learning Academies, and community colleges, to help Oakland students get real-work experience and graduate from college ready to enter a profession.

Right now we’re partnering with organizations serving students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to integrate a strong link to college into their programs. This includes specialized college and financial aid advising, CREWS peer mentoring, and at times, direct scholarships.

In summer 2015 one of our three partnership programswas with EPICC (Educational Pathways Into College and Careers), which recently gave 27 high school students from OUSD’s Green Energy Academy the chance to learn about solar engineering and to build solar “suitcases” which will be delivered to areas in Africa without electricity. Students earned five science credits, and received an introduction to a growing, green industry.

Our other summer partnerships include:

RADD3, a class where students will learn code so they can create video games. Co-sponsored by RADD3, local gaming company, community partners and us.

ECCO, an Oakland Unified School District internship program that places youth in internships in a wide variety of industries.

We are excited to continue to expand this package of services that strengthen partners preparing youth for particular industry fields. We believe that providing robust college access support connected with real-work experience will result in more Oakland students completing community college.

Future of Tech Showcase

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Youngster checking out a game created by one of the RADD3 internsLast weekend we got a glimpse into the future of tech and a path to transform it into a more inclusive, diverse industry. We know that helping Oakland’s youth get into and all the way through college is a key factor in making that change happen.

The Future of Tech was an event for Oakland youth involved in summer tech activities, internships and camps, to show off their wares. These included fantastic video games, solar projects and more – results from (fun) hard work, creativity and brainpower.

Youth conceptualized, drew the characters, coded and pitched them. Impressive!

East Bay College Fund has a new and growing role with programs involved in tech like RADD3, Gameheads and the Hidden Genius Project as well as EPICC (solar engineering).

East Bay College Fund prepares students for success in a tech career by linking youth in tech engagement programs with specialized college access information, scholarships, and persistence support.

We’re making sure that aspiring game makers, entrepreneurs, and digital artists explore college opportunities and find support to succeed.

Besides showcasing all the great work, the evening gave community members the opportunity to show support behind these efforts — including a visit from Will Wright, game designer of the famous SIMS game and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Oakland Raiders.

If you missed it, we hope you can make it to our next shared event as we grow this community effort for an inclusive, diverse tech industry.

If your business would like to participate or want to get more involved? Please contact Matthew Hulse, Director of Mentoring & Career Development at or give us a call at (510) 836-8900!

Description of Services:

In High School:

  • College Advising programs at Castlemont, Oakland High, Oakland Tech, and Skyline
  • Career workshops in Manhood Development Program classes (African American Male Achievement Initiative)
  • ECCO summer internship program – scholarship and college advising
  • Summer STEM Program at Skyline High School with Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Orientations, test preparation , and community college enrollment services at high schools in partnership with Peralta Colleges
  • Oakland Future’s City-wide Decision Day Celebration

Launch Program/Community College:

  • $2,000 Launch Scholarship
  • Peer Mentoring with CREWS
  • On-campus support for advising and tutoring, through college partnership agreements
  • Career Development Workshops at winter and summer retreats including career panels, interviews, and networking circles
  • Internships coordination

Great Expectations Scholarship Program/4 year college:

  • Individual mentor seasoned in their career field
  • Career Insights – With LinkedIn, coaching and connections on how to do informational interviews
  • Career Development Workshops at winter and summer retreats including career panels, interviews, and networking circles
  • Internships coordination with DPR, CIWI, Oakland African Chamber of Commerce, CREWS

Internships Currently Open

If you would like to advertise or promote your internship opportunity, please email


Tech/Engineering/Digital Media/Gaming

Pixar: Media Systems: 12 week summer internship. AV Engineer team is responsible for all of the audio/video infrastructure in the studio, including the theaters, screening rooms, recording studios, edit suites, conference rooms, telecom, and live event support. Assist with shipping and recieving of A/V hardware, assist with special projects, assist with keeping the tech shop stocked, assist with day to day support of the AV Engineer team.

Pixar: Systems Hardware: 12 week summer internship. Systems Hardware team is responsible for deploying desktop computer systems and associated peripherals. We also repair broken hardware and consign equipment for resale. Gain knowledge in the installation of desktop computer systems, including complex setups involving several monitors, computers, and peripherals for a single user, in the installation of desktop telephones, in troubleshooting and repairing hardware. Learn how to install RAM and specialized peripherals for healthy ergonomics and about various adapters and cable types including USB, HDMI, DVI, Display Port, CAT6 and Fiber.

HDR Engineering Firm: Water/Wastewater Intern:   The right candidate will have completed at least their second year in an engineering program. This position will require application of standard engineering techniques and procedures. Primary duties will include assisting with design calculations, drafting technical reports, preparing project drawings and specifications, performing review and analysis of project sites, water and sewer studies for federal, state, and local municipalities. Typical projects include water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater conveyance design. This position may also present an opportunity to participate in water treatment technologies research and some limited laboratory work. Apply here. *If you are an East Bay College Fund student please email if you are interested in applying.

CIWI *if you are an EBCF scholar please email if you are interested in applying*: Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative (CIWI), is a young adult workforce program targeted to students (18-21 +/- years) enrolled in a two- to four year- college program. CIWI program include a three month internship as well as numerous opportunities to network, gain greater understanding of the Bay Area real estate and construction industry, and make new friends and future business contacts.

LinkedIn Software Engineering Intern:  Work in different departments. Applications building user-centric online applications, scaling performance and 24×7 reliability. Front-End Engineering building client web components (HTML, CSS, Javascript, JSP, YUI/JQuery) and server-side presentation tier in Java, JRuby, or Grails.  Mobile building native and HTML5 applications for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Systems and Infrastructure building massive scalability infrastructure and storage solutions. Data Analytics, Data Mining and Machine Learning drawing insights from our massive semi-structure and graph datasets. Tools developing internal command line and web based tools to automate development, deployment, management and monitoring of our 24×7 online site.

LinkedIn Site Reliability Engineer:  Gain deep knowledge of our complex applications, potentially becoming a primary point responsible for the overall health and performance of one or more of them. Assist in the roll-out and deployment of new product features and installations to facilitate our rapid iteration and constant growth. Develop tools to improve our ability to rapidly deploy and effectively monitor custom applications in a large-scale UNIX environment. Work closely with development teams to ensure that platforms are designed with scale, operability, and performance in mind. Potentially be part of a 24×7 oncall rotation for production issue escalations

LinkedIn Technical Writer Intern: Research, design, write, update, review, and test user information under the guidance of the manager or senior writers. Write/integrate specific components of user information set. Learn to coordinate activities with other writers, including gathering technical information, reviewing project documents, developing simple schedules, keeping schedules current, and meeting completion dates. Obtain user information reviews. Interview software and test engineers to obtain technical information. Participate in usability testing of products and documentation. Create or obtain examples, illustrations, and screen captures.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: Emerging Leaders China Study Abroad: This study-abroad experience contains a diverse offering of educational activities and excursions taking place over two weeks in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures on Chinese history and culture, US-China relations, and China’s economic development.



Kaiser Paid Internship Opportunities: 8-week paid summer work experience. Workshops are designed to give participants valuable personal and professional skills development. Mentors provide insight on how to prepare for a career in health care. Networking opportunities with peers and senior leaders through work-based activities, community service projects, or social events.

Future Physician Leaders Program: For six weeks during the summer, students participate in a leadership lecture series, community service and research project, and physician shadowing rotations. Throughout the rest of the year there are networking events with physicians and healthcare leaders (Located in Southern California)

Faces for the Future: FACES for the Future is a comprehensive approach to student learning and well-being. A pipeline education program focused on transitioning youth into the health professions, our programs create tomorrow’s health leaders by offering health career exploration, academic support, psycho-social intervention and youth leadership development

STEM Career Fair: Features exhibitors, STEM professionals, and students who will discuss their careers, conduct hands-on demonstrations or showcase real world applications of math and science.  The event is designed to facilitate students visiting the tables of the exhibitors and moving freely between activities; it will provide K-12 students with an opportunity to explore careers and meet and interact with professionals in these fields.

Mentoring in Medicine and Sciences (MIMS) Medical Advising Workshop: Mentoring in Medicine and Science (MIMS) is partnering up with UCSF-PRIME to provide students a chance to learn more about the medical field, network with medical students, and a panel on medical school admissions. There will also be an opportunity for those applying to medical school this year for a one-on-one Resume/Personal Statement Review. Ten students will be selected for this oportunity and will have to pre-submit a copy of their personal statement.For any questions, please email:  [/wptabcontent]


Youth Law: The DLP is a series of pre-law workshops for college students to hone their writing and critical thinking skills; gain an understanding of law school admission requirements; attend career workshops led by attorneys; and focus on learning soft skills that can be transferred to educational and career goals. The program will be held from July 6, 2015 -July 10, 2015

Morrison & Foerster: Interns provide assistance and administrative support to various departments (marketing, human resources, mailroom, finance, paralegals, legal secretaries, attorney recruiting).Duties vary with each department and may include reviewing and distributing mail, filing, copying and scanning documents, locating information, fulfilling information-gathering requests, distribution of team materials, keyboarding, and any other department-specific tasks assigned. Email resume and cover letter to

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: This year, APILO is hosting three exciting summer programs for Bay Area youth aged 14-18.


Unified Grocers: The intern will gain hands on experience in both corporate marketing and corporate communications through review of marketing materials, sharing creative input, archiving marketing materials, supporting research efforts and providing support to web and social media initiatives. Candidates must be an incoming Junior or Senior (college)

Career Prep Program:  MLT’s Career Prep Program helps Black, Hispanic, and Native American college juniors and seniors with strong academic performance translate those achievements into a successful career in an area that they’re passionate about. Career Prep provides each Rising Leader with a personalized playbook to maximize their career success, one-on-one coaching from an MLT coach to get ready for the professional world, and an extensive network of peers, mentors, and over 4,000 MLT Rising Leaders that they can leverage throughout their careers.

JP Morgan Chase, BA Early Advantage Program: This program will provide you with the opportunity to network with our senior leaders and colleagues and meet some of the most talented students from diverse backgrounds across the country. You’ll also benefit from personal branding workshops and leadership training sessions.  This is a chance to experience the many ways you can contribute to the firm as you consider internship programs in the years to come.  [/wptabcontent] [/wptabs]


DPR University Connection: Campus Recruiting for internships and full time positions

Cahill Construction: Create an online profile to be notified of positions based on experience

Construction Industry Workforce Initiative:  The Construction Industry Workforce Initiative (CIWI) is a partnership of private sector construction and real estate development companies committed to expanding opportunities and enhancing the diversity of the construction industry workforce with an emphasis in the following fields: Construction, Real Estate Development, Architecture and Engineering, Civic Engagement, and Urban Design. [/wptabcontent] [/wptabs]

Social Services

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Radio Project: Community Storytelling Fellow : At the end of this 10 week fellowship during which you have the opportunity to develop basic audio storytelling skills Making Contact will have helped you to turn your personal story into a radio piece. Applicants need not be tech-savvy, but should be computer literate, unintimidated and eager to learn more.

Port of Oakland: The College Summer Internship Program is a 9-week paid internship held during the months of June through August designed to provide professional career opportunities, obtain work experience and develop communication skills that can be helpful in shaping interests and adding to their experience. The types of duties will vary from general clerical/administrative to technical expertise and/or fieldwork that may require proficient computer skills

Berth Wolf-Rosenthal Foundation: Bertha Wolf-Rosenthal Foundation Fund for Community Service Stipend provides young people (ages 18-25) with a stipend of up to $5,000, while they work at a nonprofit organization for one year, anywhere in California. Stipends help cover basic living costs (e.g., rent, food, utilities, transportation and childcare) while they work over the year

More internship opportunities can be found through Localwise: a local job board, connecting students and community members with jobs at local businesses in the East Bay. Localwise_600x600

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East Bay College Fund Scholars Norris Cooper, Alfredo Montes and Eliezer Mendoza at an internship through CIWI at construction firms across the Bay Area.