Project Pull

Internships in City and County departments for local youth

Paid summer internships

Project Pull internships are for motivated high school and college students from diverse communities in San Francisco.

Interns work with City employees for 8 weeks in the summer.

Applications open in the Fall and close in February.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) sponsors Project Pull.


  • Connect talented students to jobs that will help them grow
  • Introduce young San Franciscans to the public sector
  • Develop potential City and County of San Francisco future employees

Interns learn:

  • Community service
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self-empowerment
  • Teamwork

Benefits to the City

Project Pull brings the diversity of San Francisco to the City and County workforce.

Project Pull interns get professional mentorship in STEAM jobs.  They build a foundation for success in college and jobs.

Read our 2021 Annual Report!

College resources


City employees Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. and Robert Mason started Project Pull in 1996.  They wanted to provide positive opportunities for San Francisco's youth. 

Harlan and Robert believed they could "pull" young people into public service by connecting them with mentors.  They paired talented young people with professional workers in architecture, business, and engineering.

Today, Project Pull still has their goals of creating civic pride and teaching young people skills for future success.

Archived website

See the archived Project Pull website, pre-April 2022.

Last updated June 2, 2022

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