Senior Internships

“I love working with motivated students! And hanging out with people from such different backgrounds is such a neat opportunity and very much broadens your horizon. Being surrounded by so many different languages regularly but still connecting with such different people is truly incredible.” -Mia Bates, Class of 2016, Intern at Center

All seniors at City High School participate in a community-based internship that lasts for much of the academic year. The program allows for students to have an opportunity while in high school to explore their passions, their future career options, and the world of work. The Senior Internship program is connected to the Senior Seminar class that all students take in 12th grade.

We are grateful to the many community partners who have hosted interns over the years, some for multiple years in a row. While not a comprehensive list, some of our internship sites have included:

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Ben’s Bells Project
  • BorderLinks
  • Center Tucson
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Congressman Raul Grijalva’s Office
  • Humane Society of Southern Arizona
  • KOLD News
  • KXCI Community Radio
  • MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Owl and Panther Project
  • Paulo Freire Freedom School
  • Playformance
  • Second Street School
  • TedX Tucson
  • Technicians for Sustainability
  • Tucson Children’s Museum
  • Tucson Medical Center
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council
  • Tucson Weekly
  • University of Arizona Tree Ring Lab
  • University of Arizona
  • University Medical Center
  • Waterworks Recording Studio
  • Wave Lab Studio
  • YMCA Downtown


Contact Eve Rifkin, Director of College Access, for more information about the internship program and to learn more about hosting a City High School intern at your workplace.