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.

Three Goals for Students

Self Awareness

A clear perception of their personality, including unique talents, strengths, passions, core values, goals and desires.

Skill Development

The development of essential skills necessary for future career and life success. 

Career Exploration

Knowledge of a variety of career options and the importance of fit with one's unique career preferences.



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:

Applications will be open in the Fall 2019 semester.


Internship/job Name Type


Supplemental documents Application Deadline
The Tech Interactive Job/ Internship We are partnering with The Tech Museum on interships & will have more details negotiated soon. Stay Tuned!   N/A






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: February 27th, 2019

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 2nd, 2019

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: January 16th, 2019

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


Program Description Application Deadline Cost Date
Santa Clara County Democratic Party Internship Program Learn and work with the Santa Clara County Democratic Party! They are looking for unpaid interns who can help with preparation for the 2020 elections! Learn about the county party's structure, observe meetings, and connect with local elected officials. You will also be able to make a meaningful impact by helping staff in the office, build volunteer capacity, contact donors, organize events, and expand the party's infrastructure. 

Open, Rolling applications

Apply by sending a resume, hours of availability, and cover letter with "SCCDP 2019 Internship" as your subject line to

NA Year Round
"Kumar of Congress 2020" Fellowship Program Do you want to become more involved with politics and have a chance to take part in a campaign? Then join the "Kumar of Congress 2020" team! The team would like Notre Dame students to join their fellowship program that is based off President Obama's 2012 winning re-election fellowship program and Ro Khanna's winning 2016 congressional bid. Learn political strategy, policy making, social media, precinct strategy and how to build a successful campaign as an ethical, authentic leader. Contact Megha Manohar at for more information. Apply Now! Open NA Summer 2019
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Design the Ocean Program Did you know you can connect your love of the ocean with engineering skills? Help design solutions for ocean conservation issues using the design thinking process and state-of-the-art fabrication tools like laser cutters and 3D printers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in their FREE Fall semester-long after-school program, Design for the OceanApplications for incoming freshmen and sophomores are open now! Open NA Friday, September 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019

National Center for Science Education's Summer 2019 Youth Volunteer Program

If you love learning, teaching and communicating with others on various topics of science, especially evolution and climate change, then volunteer for National Center for Science Education's Summer 2019 Youth Volunteer Program on Fridays from June 7th to August 9th! Add on to your own skill base and knowledge of current science topics as well as help with the science education to scientifically underserved populations. Register now! Open FREE June 7 - August 9, 2019

San Francisco City's Opportunities for All Program

Spend the summer improving your job readiness and get the career training you need to impress employers! San Francisco City's Opportunities for All program is offering training sessions focused on career exploration and workforce development for youth. Click here for more information. Apply now! Open FREE Summer 2019
California Academy of Sciences Teen Science Night Have you ever been to the California Academy of Sciences? Well now is your chance! Come to Teen Science Night on Friday, August 9th, 6:30-9:00 pm. Explore the museum freely while also engaging with over a dozen local organizations about science, technology, art and music. This event is FREE, but spaces limited so get your tickets now! Open, spaces limited FREE Friday, August 9, 2019 6:30-9:00 pm
Greene Scholars Program Want a chance to explore several distinct areas of project management and product development with a focus on robotics? Then sign up for Greene Scholars Program's High School Summer Science Institute. Work and learn from engineers, scientists, and staff to research and design a robot which you will present at the end of the program at Amazon. This is a week long program ($350) June 10th to June 14th.  Open $350 June 10-June 14, 2019

Adventures in Writing Camp

Inspire young minds to find the excitement of writing! Adventures in Writing Camp is looking for graduating high school seniors to take part in their mission to guide younger students through writing projects such as publishing their own eBook or creating podcasts through two week programs. For more information, feel free to call 833-974-8366 or visit their website and application page! Open FREE Two week sessions that span between June 3rd and August 9th, 2019
Santa Maria Urban Ministry

Santa Maria Urban Ministry still has openings for their Teen Leadership Program, June 24-August 8, 2019 3 afternoons a week! Contact or (408) 292-3314 to learn more and sign up!

Open, spaces limited NA June 24-August 8, 2019

Seven Tepees Youth Program

Are you interested in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? Would you like a chance to learn more about VR and AR through demos and hands-on activities? Then attend Seven Tepees Youth Program's FREE VR Chica conference on Saturday, May 18th, 9 am-4 pm. Spaces limited so sign up now! Open, spaces limited FREE May 18, 2019, 9 am- 4 pm

Children Innovation Center's Emerging Innovators Program

Want to learn about and design human-centric solutions, write research articles, and simultaneously gain several soft-skills and technology skills? Then sign up for Children Innovation Center's Emerging Innovators Program! This 5-week program has two different session opportunities and scholarships are offered through applications. Register by May 17th! May 17, 2019 $1,950, scholarships available

Session 1: June 17-July 19


Foothill College Summer Courses Do you have a computer or tablet? Are you interested in drawing, anime, video game art, fantasy worlds, collage, traditional painting, or any visual art? Then sign up for Carolyn Brown's ONLINE Digital Painting class! Attend this FREE course where ever you can connect online July 1st-August 9th and earn 4 units of UC/CSU transferable credits. If you have any questions, email, or call 415-997-9270. Open FREE July 1st - August 9th

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity Summer program

Are you passionate about energy conservation and efficiency? Join Rising Sun Center for Opportunity's summer program! Learn more about their program and mission  from one of their representatives on May 9th during lunchApplications are open through May, but positions are limited.  May 31st, positions limited Free June-August
Parents Helping Parents Monthly Workshops for Siblings  Are you interested in Family Therapy? Do you enjoy working with kids? Then volunteer for Parents Helping Parents! They are looking for highly mature, empathetic high school students who can support workshops for siblings of special needs kids on the 2nd Saturdays of each month 10 am-1 pm. Make crafts, play games, eat pizza, and connect with 8-12 year olds who have a sibling with a disability. Fingerprints and background check needed. For more information check out their website and/or contact Millie Gong at   Open Free Every 2nd Saturday of the month
Summer of Service 2018 Session 5 Do you love performing service work? Do you love planning and leading fun activities with youth? Do you have fond memories of Downtown San Jose and the Children's Discovery Museum? Then Summer of Service 2018 at the Children's Discovery Museum is perfect for you! Registration for incoming sophomores is open now for Summer of Service Session 5 that is held from July 22-26, 2019. Open until filled One-week Session: $325.00

Session 1: June 24 – June 28
Session 2*: July 1 – 3, July 5 (no programming on July 4)
Session 3: July 8 – July 12
Session 4: July 15 – July 19
Session 5: July 22 – July 26
Session 6: July 29 – August 2

TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Summit:

Meet with tech leaders from Facebook, Google, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Pandora and many other organizations while beginning your exploration into the world of STEM. TeenTechSF is hosting a one-day workshop for these leaders to guide first time and new coders through hands-on coding skills and speak about the world of tech. No experience required! The event is FREE, but space is limited so register EARLY! TeenTechSF STEM Inclusivity Summit: The New American Dream is hosted at San Francisco International High School on Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm. Open until filled  Free

Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm.

DMC Studio @ MACLA  Looking for summer workshops in the arts!? Check out the free summer workshops offered at the DMC Studio @ MACLA (Just down the street from ND!) They have workshops ranging from photo, to movie making, to vlog-ing and much much more!  Open Free June 17- July 19 from 12-5 pm 
California YMCA Youth & Government Spring Conference

Each spring, the Model Legislature & Court program gives delegates
an additional opportunity to flex their political muscles. Conference
participants learn leadership skills, practice their speech and
debate skills, and run for office in a fun and relaxed environment.
Spring Conference is held at the Recreation Association of Corcoran
(formerly the Corcoran YMCA) in California’s Central Valley.

Check out the flyer for more info and contact information

Open Now   March -May

Camp Cardiac

UCSF School of Medicine

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 15th

Standard Application Deadline & Tuition
Friday, May 10th | $675*

June 24th-28th, 2019 (Monday to Friday)
​8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)
UCSF School of Medicine

CEO of My Life, Youth IncYOUbator Program CEO of My Life Global Inc. has carefully designed and created its Youth IncYOUbator to help youth from all walks of life come together to build the creative confidence to develop their own personal brands while launching start ups and professional careers for the fluid global economy.

Rolling applications


Apply online here

$450 per week June 17-28
Immerse Education International Programs

Looking for an international experience this summer? Check out these summer programs at Immerse Education.  These two-week residential programmes take place in University of Cambridge colleges during July and August. Students can select from 18 subjects, such as Medicine, Computer Science or Law, and explore this through dynamic sessions led by expert university tutors. 

    Summer 2019 
Stanford ExploreLecture Series The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics). The lectures will be taught by Stanford Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The online registration begins on March 1st, 2019 on our website and will continue until all slots for each week are filled.   

July 8- August 2, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

Strong Girls., Strong Women Leadership Conference

The Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) high school girls’ leadership conference empowers, inspires and enriches high school girls and their allies to be strong members and committed leaders of their communities.

Check our Flyer Here

Register online   Free

Sat, March 9, 2019

9:00 AM – 2:30 PM PST

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo EPIC Program EPIC- Engineering Possibilities in College - is a one-week summer camp at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo introducing campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals.  EPIC campers see "Learn by Doing" in action as they participate in labs where they design, build, and test their own projects!  Applications open February 1st!  N/A 

Summer 2019 

Sutter Health - Mills-Peninsula Health Services Mills-Penninsula has a high school volunteer program for interested students. 


or call:

(650) 696-2465

for more information 

Free N/A
Cyber Math Academy @ Stanford

Students will be able to choose from a variety of options which include College Prep (SAT and College Counseling and Application Planning), Math, Coding, Robotics, Game Design and Physics. 

Rolling  $1,885 for day campers, $4,450 for residential students

July 15–27, 2019

Walden West Outdoor Cabin Leader 
Looking for some volunteer hours and interested in biology, environmental science, and sustainable living? Walden West is looking for high school students to be their Outdoor School Cabin Leaders! Students can earn up to 100 hours of service learning &  build your portfolios for future career/college! Students 15 and older can apply online!
Rolling  Free

September 6 through May 31 (except the weeks of: Nov 18, Dec 21-Jan 6 and Feb 18)


Engineering @  Lockheed Martin (First meeting on October 3rd) 

Health Exploring@ Valley Medical Center (First meeting on September 25th)

Business Exploring@ Alliance Credit Union (First meeting on Ocotber 16th)

Varied- please see flyers for more inforrmation  Varied  October- May 


Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Internship Summer 2019

Notre Dame High School has partnered with the Stanford University Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials to offer a unique week long internship for students interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering. Come learn more about this opportunity from Maggie Kane, PhD candidate at Stanford University on Thursday, March 28th at lunch in M315. 

In order to apply, students must complete the Off-Campus Internship Application for Stanford. Please direct any questions to Applications, resume & supplemental questions are due to Ms.Perkins by Monday 4/8 in SLC 112, no later than 5:00 PM


The Fairmont Hotel San Jose Internship 2018-2019

The Fairmont Hotel of San Jose is recruiting interns for spring and summer 2018. Internships will be in their Human Resources Department. Please review internship description and application y clicking below:

Fairmont Hotel Internship 

In order to apply, students must complete the Off-campus Internship Application  for the Fairmont Hotel. Please direct any questions to Students interested in internships for the Spring, must apply by February 8th. If you are interested in summer internships, please turn in your application by April 1st. 


The Tech Museum of Innovation Internships 2018-2019

The Tech Museum of Innovation is now accepting applications for 2018-2019 program interns in the following areas (click on each for more detail):

In order to apply, students must complete the Off-campus Internship Application for the Tech Museum of Innovation. Applications and supplemental questions are due to Ms.Perkins by Monday 10/29 in SLC 112, no later than 5:00 PM. 

The Internship with the Law Offices of Francisco J.Barba 

The Law Offices of Francisco J. Barba, specializing in Immigration Lae, is seeking an intern. Please read job description by clicking below:

Law Intern 

In order to apply, students must complete the Off-campus Internship Application for the Law offices of Francisco J. Barba. Applications, resume & supplemental questions are due to Ms.Perkins by Monday 11/5 in SLC 112, no later than 5:00 PM. 



Programs for Our Students

Career Experiences

Career development and networking opportunities allow students to learn about companies, industries and careers in a personal setting. Students visit local companies and engage with industry professionals, building their network while exploring career options.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers provide students with real-world life experiences, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace. They provide insight into different industries and career paths, as well as suggestions for curricular and co-curricular paths to help them achieve their goals.


Internships offer students a hands-on opportunity for career exploration and valuable workplace-readiness training. Students also see how their academic studies apply to the real world. The experience make sthem stronger candidates for college and jobs after graduation.

Job Shadow

Job shadows are partial day (short-term 1-3 hours) workplace experiences that pair students with business professionals. Through hands-on projects that link workplace skills with academic learning, students develop an awareness of the educational and technical skills required for entry and advancement in business.


155 Individual Program Partners and 121 Community Partner Organizations including Adobe, Fairmont San Jose, 23andMe, Santa Clara University, Bloom Energy, Kaiser Permanente and The Tech Museum of Innovation.
Support Notre Dame's Career & Life Success Program!