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


City High School was founded on the premise that students should not only learn from their immediate community, but give back as well. The internship program was designed as the culminating experience for CHS students as they developed a deep understanding of and actively engaged with the Tucson community through various activities and projects throughout their four years. For the past eleven years, all City HS seniors have served as interns in the community learning critical workplace skills; establishing important relationships with adult mentors; and supporting a wide range of well-known community

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
  • KXCI Community Radio
  • MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Paulo Freire Freedom School
  • Playformance
  • Second Street School
  • TedX Tucson
  • Technicians for Sustainability
  • Children’s Museum Tucson
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council
  • Tucson Weekly
  • University of Arizona Tree Ring Lab
  • University of Arizona Biochemistry Department
  • University Medical Center
  • Waterworks Recording 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.