The Career & Life Success Program at Notre Dame creates learning experiences that take students beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. The program prepares young women for life beyond college by empowering them to identify and nurture their individual gifts and talents as they explore opportunities for future career and life success.

Our on-campus internships provide our students with the opportunity to become more involved in our Notre Dame community, while at the same time providing students with work experiences and skill building in areas that may be of interest to them. We offer on-campus internship in the following areas:

2018-2019 On Campus Internship Application  

Completed applications and all supplemental materials are due to Ms.Perkins (SLC112) by Friday, May 11th. No late of incomplete applications will be accepted. 

Internship/job Name Type


Supplemental documents Application Deadline

Euro School of Tennis


Euro School of Tennis needs new team members! We are looking for the best and brightest candidates to help us bring tennis to San Francisco Bay Area communities.

 We have job openings for: Tennis Coach, Assistant Tennis Coach, Administrative Assistant, and internships (marketing/advertising & recreation).

Apply Online N/A
Marine Science Institute Volunteer/Internship Interested in Marine Science? The Marine Science Institute has summer volunteer & Internship opportunities for students!  They are also looking for Aquarium Volunteers! Apply Online N/A
Play Well Summer Camps  Job The Play-Well TEKnologies summer camps are looking for assistants to work with K-8 students.  Must be 14 years old.   Positions are paid. LEGO-inspired engineering camps for kids in K-8th grades.  Apply Online N/A
Wheel Kids Job

Wheel Kids is a youth bicycling program with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, and Los Gatos. We offer a variety of bicycling-oriented camps during the summer, as well as programs during the school year.

Wheel Kids is seeking counselors and managers for Summer Camp and possible school-year events! 

Application N/A
Fairmont Hotel Internship  Notre Dame High School has partnered with the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, for and internship in their Hospitality Department! Check out the application for more information and internship description.  Application  Monday April 16th 
Via West  Job

Via West/Altitude is looking for seasonal staff and volunteers. We  have counselor, program, awake duty, volunteer, and kitchen positions available. These positions work directly with special needs participants at Via West Campus during our weekend respite/summer programs. 

Job Description



Santa Clara County Democratic Party Internship  This unpaid internship is a great opportunity to learn about how to run and win a campaign in Santa Clara County.

As an intern, you will be helping coordinate volunteers, conduct election research, draft and send digital communication, and much more!

Application Rolling
iStart Valley Internship Program Internship iStart Valley is offering experiential Self-paced and team based learning opportunity with a 6 Months Internship program. Program is developed based on the rigor and relevance framework to help Interns develop Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership Qualities.  Application April 30th

Stanford University: Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Internship

Internship  Notre Dame High School has partnered with the Stanford University Gebelle Laboratory for Advanced Materials for a unique week long internship for students inerested in pursuing a career in science and engineering.  Internship Description and Application Information March 16th, 2018

The Tech Museum of Innovation


Notre Dame High School has partnered with the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation to provide our students with internship opportunities to inspire and equipt them to be prepared to enter a world driven by technology. 

The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation provides the following internships:

  • The Bowers Institute Intern
  • Accounting Intern
  • Tech Challenge Creative Collisions Intern
  • Exhibit Research Intern

For more information and Internship Descriptions, please click here.

Click here for applications for the Tech Museum Internship 

Closed (applications are accepted in September of every year)





Freshwomen: Get Inspired

Young alumna are invited into homerooms to share their story of their journey from Notre Dame, and how their ND interests and activities shaped their choices when in college.

Date: January 12, 2018

Sophomores: Explore Your Passion

Alumna and community members are invited onto campus to complement the work that the Sophomores stared during their College & Career unit taught by the Director of College Counseling in the second semester of Gospel Stores, Gospel Choices. Speakers share information about their present career, what inspired them to choose this career, and the path they took to get there.

Dates: April 18th, 2018

Juniors: Build Your Dream

Alumna and community members invited to participate as part of a “speed mentoring” activity to allow students to practice their networking skills and hear from alumnae/community members how they have found their passion.  

Date: December 13, 2017

Seniors: Launch

Experiential Opportunities throughout the year to explore fields and careers of interest, and network with professionals in those fields.Workshops in mentoring geared toward next-step skills, such as resume writing, interviewing for jobs/internships, preparing for college, professional networking, professional protocol for social media, financial literacy; job shadows or short-term internship experiences.

Dates: Ongoing throughout the year



Description Application Deadline Cost Program Date
Semi High Tech EDU 

This internationally acclaimed career exploration program offers high school
students like YOU a life-changing experience. Hosted at high-tech sites and taught by industry instructors, activities are engaging, exciting and enlightening.

Participate in interesting and fun, hands-on, math and science-based activities and work in teams to solve real-world problems.

You’ll even prepare for an
interview with an industry professional. 

June 20th Free July 10-12th
Blue Stamp Engineering BlueStamp Engineering is a six-week, hands-on summer program where high school students build technology projects they’re passionate about. Each student selects their own projects and completes the program with 2 projects (which they keep). They also develop their own personal online portfolio that details their journey with videos, technical descriptions of their work, milestones, and blog postings.  This personal portfolio can then be shared with colleges and prospective employers. N/A $3900


Google Sponsored Vex Robotics Girls Workshop  On the weekend of August 11-12rd, 2018 Google will be sponsoring a 2 day workshop for high school and middle school girls (students currently in 5th grade going to 6th grade are eligible) and their teachers/mentors who are interested in learning about the VEX Robotics Program. N/A $50 August 11 & 12 

Santa Clara Univeristy 


SCU’s Initiative for Women’s Economic Empowerment is proud to present GE’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Business Innovations, Sue Siegel. An innovator and disruptor at heart, Sue is a seasoned executive focused on uncovering new and unconventional paths to growth.

Join us as she covers the topics of women in business and STEM fields, women in C-suites and board rooms, and social enterprises led by or serving women, including the healthymagination Mother & Child program. Sue’s talk will be followed by a fireside chat with Executive Director of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Thane Kreiner. 

N/A Free April 17th 
San Jose State University Smart Camp 

This primary mission of this program is to establish a unique learning and innovation platform for talent university students and high school students at the heart of Silicon Valley, California, USA to allow them to learn how to build innovative solutions using the state-of-the-art smart technology computing techniques through hands-on projects. Hot topics:

  • 3D Printing
  • AI
  • Robotics
  • Smart Home and green Building
N/A  N/A  June 17- June 30 
Los Altos History Museum A free two-week (Mon-Fri), hands-on summer workshop on museum studies for students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades throughout the Silicon Valley. High school students will have an opportunity to design displays, create artistic pieces to convey a historical theme or question, build an app, write and perform spoken word poetry, interview community bridge builders, or make a video or audio piece for exhibit.  May 1, 2018  Free

Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 20, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Camp Cardiac Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise. Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday, April 2nd

Early Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, March 12th | $650*

Regular Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, April 23rd | $700*

July 9th-13th, 2018 (Monday to Friday)
8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)
UCSF School of Medicine

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar

Are you a high school junior going into your senior year? Do you have a passion for theatre and Shakespeare? We would like to invite you to apply to the Summer Seminar! Every summer, a diverse group of rising seniors visit OSF for two exciting weeks of acting, tech, playgoing, forums, and workshops. The experience promotes self-discovery, and empowers students to become arts advocates and change-makers in their schools and communities.

Get application here

March 31, 2018  $2,500 *financial aid is available

Monday, July 30–Saturday, August 11

Reality Capture Summer Camp

The Reality Capture Summer Technology Camp is a unique project-driven STEAM program that introduces students to the engineering process through state of the art technology. Utilizing laser scanning/digital documentation techniques, students actively take part in creating a digital archive of the region’s cultural heritage while using civil engineering tools to resolve complex geospatial challenges.

Registration opens for the general public on Monday March 6th  Free

July 2-6 & July 9-13

SE3D Summer Camps 

Biomedical Design Innovators Camp is a truly rare opportunity where students can learn design innovation concepts, prototype, discover bioprinting applications and pitch their ideas in a "shark-tank" style. 

Bioprinting Research Immersion Camp is for students who are interested in biomedical research to conduct cool experiments in bioprinting. 

N/A $1050 Regular $850 Early bird by Apr 30

Jun 25-29 & Jul 16-20, 2018

Teen Entrepreneurs Club at the MLK Library

The Teen Entrepreneurs Club program aims to engage, expose, and inspire middle and high school students to pursue entrepreneurship

Each Saturday from 3/10 - 4/14, students will spend one hour in TeenHQ’s Makerspace, where they will learn through hands-on exploration and creation of custom products. For the second hour, students will collaborate with one another to develop practical business skills through various activities and projects. There will also be a competition with prizes for best presentation and best product idea.

Click Here to register and for more information!

Prior to first meeting  Free  Saturdays 3/10-4/14
County of Santa Clara Women's Policy

The Office of Women's Policy works with high school girls who reside in Santa Clara County for participation in this dynamic team.

 We are determined to identify and support a group of girls to expand their civic leadership and leverage their time, talent and ideas to help impact local public policy for the advancement of women and girls.

The Girls Advisory Team receives valuable leadership development and networking opportunities, and help plan the annual Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference.

Applications will open in May. Check website for application information.  Free

2-6 hours per month between August 2017 and April 2018

San Jose Women's Club Imagining Session

The San Jose Woman’s Club is opening its doors to invite you to help us imagine what kind of arts, cultural, health and educational programs and activities you would like to see at out historic clubhouse that would benefit our members, neighbors and community.  N/A N/A

Sat, February 24, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

2018 EmpowHER Girls Tech Conference EmpowHER girls is dedicated to bridging the gender gap in computing and technology. We strive to connect young women to opportunities in the field by hosting conferences and mentorship programs.  N/A Free Saturday Feb 17th 12:30-3:30 

Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference 

A leadership conference is to empower, inspire and enrich high school girls and their allies to be strong members and committed leaders of their communities.

N/A Free

Sat, March 17, 2018

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PDT

The San Jose Youth Commission, Youth Advisory Council 

The San José Youth Commission is a body of youth recognized as the official youth advisory group to the Mayor and City Council. Commissioners are involved in policy recommendations concerning youth. They support the development of youth who desire to serve their community through active civic engagement and participation.  




2nd Tuesday of Every Month 

5:30-6:30 PM @ MLK Library Teen HQ

Perception Science Internship at UC Berkeley 

This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel research paradigms. Additionally, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields.  March 32st, 2018


Please contact them for scholarship applications for low-income students 

July 9th - August 3rd

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research (SIMR) 

8-week summer research internship in labs within the School of Medicine (Immunology (ITI), Neuroscience, Stem Cell, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, and Genetics) at Stanford University.  

**The program is geared for current high school juniors and seniors at the time of application

Feb 24th  Application cost $40 

June 11 - August 2, 2018

Doodle for Google

Does art inspire you? Clouds that look like faces? Sugar? Discovering new galaxies? Artists have looked to the world around them for centuries to gain inspiration. This year’s 10th anniversary of Doodle 4 Google asks students to do the same. The winner’s artwork will be made into an interactive doodle on as well as loads of scholarships and prizes. March 8th  FREE N/A
MACLA Writing Workshop


Rap Artist Davied Morales will help you develop your skills. 

Your work will be displayed at the West Coast premiere of Bless Me, Ultima, a new opera on the power of destiny, at the Mexican Heritage Theater in April 2018. Plus, your work might be used for the Rap Opera Production in 2019.

N/A FREE Feb 2 &9 4:00-6:00 PM

Girls Who Code Summer Programs 

Spend your summer at the hottest tech companies in the world! Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more! Programs are FREE of cost! 

March 16 FREE Summer 2018
Teatro Vision

Teatro Vision is teaching an exciting new Intensive Bilingual Teatro Class for youth ages 12 - 17 who have some theater experience, either in previous Teatro Vision classes or elsewhere. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to audition for the youth production of The House on Mango Street, produced by Teatro Vision.

Application here

Open until filled $100

March 6 -17, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa Clara University Pre-Collegiate Engineering Programs

The School of Engineering at Santa Clara Universityis offering three programs in 2018 available to current high school sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the field of engineering. Each program brings students to Santa Clara University’s campus to participate in various workshops or courses facilitated by our faculty. The goal of these programs is to provide students with a chance to explore the possibilities of engineering as a career with the hope of fostering a deeper interest in future engineering study.

1) Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs)

2) Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)

3)Young Scholars Program


Varied by program (see website for more information) Free Varied by program (see website for more information)
Own It Summit

Own It is a network of conferences held at college campuses across the United States that aim to unite and empower women through networking, workshops, keynotes, and panels that will help prepare them for the professional world. Own It serves to inspire young women to hone their talents and work together to bring change to our world. 


FREE (if RSVP by 1/22 to Ms.Perkins)


January 28th 9:00 am 
Teen Tech SF GLOBAL Youth Summit @ Microsoft 

Listen to exciting speakers from Bay Area and around the world including Sid Espinosa, Microsoft Director of Civic Engagement and Palo Alto's youngest mayor

Hands-on workshops with Hour of Code, LinkedIn, Make School, Technovation, and TeenTechSF student leaders on coding, app creation, website development,

Maker Movement activities, professional development, and announcement of the TTSF global civic hackathon winners! 

N/A Free December 9th, 8:30-12:30 

Zimvest Startup Pitch Competition

Zimvest Startup Pitch Competition on November 29th where brilliant and accomplished Bay Area Female Founders will take the challenge to pitch their startup vision before a panel of investors and startup advisors. Proceeds go to benefit Women Who Code.  N/A


use the code "Student" to receive a 75% off discount.

11/29 6:00-9:00 PM 
St. Thomas More Society of Santa Clara County Screening of the film A Man for All Seasons on Saturday, November 18, from 1:30-3:30pm in the Recital Hall at Santa Clara University.  Admission is free. Great opportunity to network with local judges and lawyers and learn about a career in the law.  N/A Free 11/18 1:30-3:30

Engineering Program with Lockheed Martin called LEAP. LEAP is a program that exposes high school students to careers in engineering through hands-on experiences and networking opportunities. The youth will be meeting twice a month on Wednesdays at the Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale campus. 

Click here for more information

ASAP (program has already started) free 2016-2017 school year 
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Students of the Year program is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to integrate their philanthropic and leadership skills while strengthening their business, networking, marketing, and finance skills.

Click here for more information

October 27th Free  Friday, January 5, 2018 to Saturday, February 24, 2018. 
Teen Tech SF

9/23: TeenTechSF@US State Dept Global Entrepreneurship Forum

Join us for a fireside chat about "Youth & Global Entrepreneurship."

10/14 and 10/15: Annual TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon: Tech For Change

Turn your big ideas into tech solutions for civic problems during two action-packed days at the TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon.

n/a Free


10/14 and 10/15

#include Fellowship  The she++ #include Fellowship Program empowers high school students to work with their communities and use technology to address needs in their communities.  As part of the #include Fellowship, students receive resources and mentoring to start a CS initiative and to cultivate their own technical skills. No technical experience is required before starting the program. October 15th  Free Fall-Spring
Hack High School Interested in Computer Science? 42 Silicon Valley is offereing a free 8 month long Computer Science course on Saturdays. No prerequisits needed!  n/a free September-May

Law & Government EXPLORING Program

The Exploring Program at the Santa Clara CountyDA's Office is an opportunity for high school students intrerested  in becoming a prosecutor or other professional in the criminal justice system. 

Click here for more information on program and open house on September 27th, 6:00 pm

Rolling Free

1x monthly from 3:30-5:30 pm

for the duration of the school year


Are you a high school student who likes sharing your opinion? Do you believe in the power of media to educate and empower? Then join KQED’s Youth Advisory Board! KQED is looking for teen voices to help them better serve and represent youth in their media.

Click here for more information

August 31st  Free Every other Tuesday (except December) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm during the school year.


"As the finance intern at the Tech Museum of Innovation, I have been able to gain essential skills working with Excel and have been exposed to various accounting procedures. Additionally, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the area of business as a whole." Tech Museum Intern, Class of 2019