Other Opportunities

Check out some other possible sources of internships and experiences.

Please note that these resources have been referred to us by SMC students, but the specific positions have NOT been held by students.


Duties include assisting with and preparing sections of reports, conducting case reviews, working with unemployed offenders, and accompanying presentence investigators or supervision officers to court to observe court proceedings. This is an unpaid position. Positions are available in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Santa Rosa.



  • Paid positions at the Seneca Center
    • Many of these positions require a B.A.
  • Americorps Health Fellows Program at Lifelong Medical Care
    • Applications due Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:59PM 
  • Volunteer at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
  • Volunteer with the East Bay Community Recovery Project
    • This organization provides substance abuse, mental health and other health services to the community. They are located in the bay area (Oakland, Hayward). and offer a range of services that includes intensive counseling and vocational training.
  • Volunteer for HealthRight 360 (with locations in San Francisco; merged with the Walden House).
    • This organization provides various health services throughout California, as well as employment, housing and educational support programs.
  • Volunteer for Xenophontrc, a therapeutic riding center that works with special needs children.



  • Summer Research Opportunity Program, hosted by University of California Berkeley
  • Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Research (BLUR). This Berkeley Lab Program places students from 2 and 4 year institutions in paid internships in science, engineering, technical areas and public administration. Participants work with scientists,  engineers, technicians and STEM professionals on projects related to the Lab's research program.


Science Journalism 

Job Posting: Science reporter

The Washington Post is looking for an experienced science writer to join our Health, Science and Environment team on the National staff. 

The reporter will help lead and expand our science coverage by breaking news about research and science policy, contributing to investigative and accountability projects and finding smart science angles for subjects that are in the news.

The ideal candidate has a deep and broad knowledge of science, science policy and the impact of science on society. The candidate should have a proven ability to engage large audiences, strong digital media sensibilities and some experience in graphics, data analysis or multimedia journalism. Experience in accountability journalism is a plus, and an ability to collaborate widely is a must. We are looking for someone able to deploy humor and skepticism where appropriate, who can cover the biggest stories in science with speed, intelligence and creativity.

Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, and five clips to Laura Helmuth (laura.helmuth@washpost.com), Lori Montgomery (lori.montgomery@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by February 9.

Note that applications are due early: check back regularly!