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Math Tutor/Instructor (15.00/hour for instructors in High School)

Mathnasium of Alameda, CA – Alameda, CA

Do you love working with kids? Are you great at math?

Then become a Mathnasium Math Instructor! Mathnasium, the Math Learning Center, is now hiring for our Alameda location! We teach in a way that makes sense to students in 2nd through 12th grade. Join us for the opportunity to make a REAL difference in a child’s life by helping to develop a love for math! We offer part-time jobs with flexible scheduling and ongoing training opportunities. Currently offering remote, online instruction only.

Required Qualifications:

·Available at least 2 days per week (Mon through Fri)

·Solid math skills through Algebra II

·Excellent communication skills

·Ability to professionally interact with students and other instructors

·Energetic and confident personality

Preferred Qualifications:

·Previous teaching experience or other experience working with students

·Organizational skills to tract student progress

·Ability to learn our software for running the business

·Sales and customer service experience

·Leadership and management skills


·Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 2pm to 6:30pm

·Wed: 1pm to 6:30pm

·Sat: 10am to 2pm

High school sophomores or juniors with strong math skills through Algebra II or who are in/have taken higher math courses are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send an email to with a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, include details about your math competency, experience teaching or working with students, and availability.


Paid Federal Internship Opportunities

During the upcoming winter holiday, why not take some time amid seasonal festivities to explore opportunities for the upcoming summer! In fact, why not apply for a paid internship position with the U.S. government?

The Washington Center, in partnership with HBCU Connect, is excited to announce summer paid federal internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative! This is a fully-funded and paid opportunity. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation.

You will have the opportunity to intern with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Library of Congress (LOC) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

These internships are competitive and will go fast! While many students will be considered, there is a specific need for the following majors:

  • Aviation/Aerospace,
  • Business (and related),
  • Accounting/Finance,
  • Human Resources,
  • Computer Science (and related),
  • Public Health, Healthcare Management/Administration (and related),
  • Communication (and related),
  • Library Science,
  • Environmental Science/Geographic Information Systems,
  • Public Administration,
  • Engineering (all disciplines)

The absolute deadline for applications is in February. However, due to an advanced timeline for referrals, we strongly recommend students complete their applications well before this date.

To apply, you will need to fill out the online application form and provide a resume, an essay, two letters of recommendation (from a professional or academic source), and an official transcript. The transcript and letters of recommendation can arrive after submission.

Apply now at

If you have any questions about this paid, federal internship opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us! The Washington Center is happy to assist with the application in any way and we look forward to working with you this year.

Lyndsy Horn
Office of Admissions & Institutional Relations
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
202-238-7917 (direct line)


The College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley offers a 4-week course that allows students to explore the fields of environmental design and sustainable city planning, experience the culture of the design studio, connect to top CED faculty and professionals, and build a portfolio for a college application. Please contact Chrissie Bradley at or (510) 643-1188. More info: CED UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley: Whitney Lab Summer Internship

The Whitney Lab at UC Berkeley is offering a summer internship program for high schoolers. The goal of the internship program is to provide academically advanced high schoolers a hands-on research experience. In the summer internship, students will learn advanced computer coding and statistical analysis techniques that are fundamental to a successful career in all scientific fields. It is highly competitive, and it is a fee-based program. Underrepresented students in sciences (minority and/or low-income students) will be considered for a fee waiver.  Visit: Perception Science Internship

CA College of the Arts hosts a 4-week summer program for talented and motivated high school students. Applications due in March. Financial Aid is available.

CA State Summer School for the Arts runs a summer camp in Valencia.  Instruction is offered in the fields of Animation, Film/Video, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater and the Visual Arts.  Financial Aid available.  Applications due by February 29, 2016.  Applications and additional information available at CSSA CA Gov or via phone at 916.229-5160.

Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) - Internship Program

Interested in transportation as a potential career?  MTC is offering 40 paid internships for high school students this summer.


  • Live and go to school in the county where the student is applying
  • Completed their sophomore year in school
  • Be at least 16 years of age by June
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher

For an application and more information, go to Jobs MTC Internship Opportunities Application due March 1st


UC Berkeley Pre-College program - The Pre-Collegiate Program offers you the chance to join the community of more than 250 high school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley. Get involved through Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned just for you. Take advantage of everything campus has to offer, while simultaneously earning college credit.  UC Davis Pre- College Program

Discover Carnegie Mellon!   

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending June and July in one of our six distinct Pre-College programs. You can either explore architectureartdramamusic or the National High School Game Academy to prepare yourself for study at the college level. Through our Advanced Placement/Early Action program, you can take two challenging college courses in order to gain advanced placement and get a head start in college.

Students must be in high school, have completed their sophomore year and 16 to 18 years old.  No exceptions will be made.


Boston University Pre-College Programs - Boston University offers five different pre-college, summer programs.  To learn more visit: BU Summer High School


Emory University - Pre-College Program - Limited financial aid is available.


George Washington University - Pre-College Program. Offers both College-Intensive Credit Programs (3 or 6 week) and Summer Immersion Non-Credit Programs (2 weeks). Areas of Study: Arts, Business, Communications, Government & Politics, History & Humanities and STEM.  For more information: (202) 994-6360 or  Application Deadline: May 15, 2016 (reviewed on a rolling basis). 


Barnard Summer in New York City:  Dance in the City, Young Women's Leadership, Entrepreneurs-in-training.


Cornell University - Summer College Programs for High School Students

Enjoy three- and six- week programs .  Deadlines for Applications have not been set at this time.  Please check their website.

Choose from programs in: Architecture, Art, Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film, History and Politics, Hotel Management, Medicine, Research and Science, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.


New York University

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending a summer attending NYU taking up to two college-level courses.  Visit for more information. or call 212.998-2292


UC Berkeley

Interested in Environmental Design?  Check out UC Berkeley's embARC Summer Design Academy in July.  This course allows student to explore the fields of environmental design and sustainable city planning, experience the culture of design studio, connect with top professionals and build a portfolio for your college application.  For more information, contact Chrissie Bradley at or via phone at 510.643-1188


Otis College of Art & Design 

Interested in a pre-college summer art program?  Otis College of Art & Design offers a four-week college preparation program, "Summer of Art." Summer of Art provides artists ages 15 and older with a college immersion experience in art and design. This is a way to experience what it is like to attend an art & design college.  Summer of Art will take place July 5th-July 29th, 2016. To apply: Otis Summer Art  Applications due April 22, 2016.


University of Chicago

The University of Chicago offers the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program for rising seniors. Top students engaged in Hispanic and Latino communities can participate in a University of Chicago Summer Session course free of charge. Select students will receive a full scholarship to live on campus and take summer courses.  The program takes place June 18-July 8, 2016 and applications are due by March 15, 2016. To apply visit: Summar at U. Chicago


Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for nearly 25 years.

Professor James Basker has designed these programs for students in grades 8 to 12 - all with the goal of giving young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona in Spain, and Paris and Montpellier in France. These remarkable cities are our classrooms – the best classrooms in the world.

These various site programs are in July and August.

Click the link for scholarship application and info.  Scholarship application deadlines may be as early as February


The EBAYC Teaching Internship Program is a unique opportunity for high school students with a 2.5 GPA or better to become conscious and effective educatio

The EBAYC Teaching Internship Program is a unique opportunity for high school students with a 2.5 GPA or better to become conscious and effective educational leaders in Oakland.  Through this internship, high school students will learn to develop and implement reading cirriculum, provide reading instruction and mentor elementary school students, earn $8/hour and receive academic tutorial and college preparation assistance.  Apply at or call 510.533-1092


The Alameda Sun needs interns!  They are looking for student interns on Tuesdays.  This is a great opportunity for students interested in journalism experience.  Contact Dennis Evanosky - for more information.


If you are currently in high school, between 15 and 19, and looking for tuition-free opportunities to serve planet earth, SCA's National Conservation Crews are for you. As a successful applicant, you can contribute to sustaining the earth’s bountiful resources for two-five weeks during the summer. With a group of 6-8 students and two experienced leaders, you'll sleep under the stars and connect to the land in ways you never thought possible.

There's work to be done in all 50 states -- in parks and forests, on riverbanks and mountains, at fisheries and beaches. Crew members get up early rain or shine and spend the day felling trees, prying rocks from the ground, building lean-tos, and removing invasive plants. They become proficient at filtering water, cooking over a propane stove, using new tools and digging a backcountry latrine while respecting leave-no-trace ethics. Crewmates from around the country form lasting friendships.

Applications are accepted year-round.  Increase your chances for selection by submitting your full application by January.  In February we begin reviewing each one. Before offering anyone crew placement, we must consider many factors: skills, time frame available and regional preferences. Sign Up today to start on your application.





UC Davis - Young Scholars Program - June and July

Juniors and Seniors - Interested in Science Research?  Work One-on-One with research faculty in Biology and the Natural Sciences at UC Davis Research, weekend field trips, lecture series, etc.  Financial aid available.  For applications and more information, go to YYSP UC Davis Applications due in March.


Global Navigator Scholarships for High School Summer Abroad Travel (CIEE)

The Council on International Educational Exchange offers summer abroad travel opportunities for high school students.  They have 16 destinations (e.g.,, Spain, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Japan, Morocco, Botswana), and you can do a Language and Culture, Service & Leadership, or Content Studies program.  Merit and financial need scholarships are available: applications due in March.  Apply:


Santa Clara University is offering a special summer program for high school sophomores and juniors to explore engineering and the engineering profession while living in university residence halls to foster future interests in studying engineering.  Students do  not need to have prior experience with or exposure to engineering courses. All costs covered except for transportation to and from the University.  Applications due in March.  SCU Engineering Undergraduates


Become a Cooking Camp Counselor!

Cooking Round the World is a summer camp program that teaches children, ages 6 – 13, about food and cultures from around the world.

            Cooking Round the World is looking for counselors for our Alameda camp.

            Counselor candidates should:

  • Be between ages 16 - 18
  • Have experience working with children
  • Know their way around a kitchen and be able to follow a recipe and cook
  • Be able and willing to do a thorough clean up job
  • Always arrive on time and leave when things are cleaned up
  • Have transportation to get to camp


There are 1/2 day and full day positions available.

◊ Half Day hours are 8:30 - 1:30, M - F. Pay is $250/week

◊ Full Day Hours are 8:30 - 4:30, M - F. Pay is $400/week


Interested? Email a cover letter and describe your work with children and cooking experience to:

Work Permits

If you are under 18 and want to get a job, you will need a work permit. EHS students can come to the College and Career Center for applications and permits.
During distance learning, send requests for work permits to