SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – Three hundred high school students in San Francisco are ready to start special summer jobs.
They’re all working through the city’s Police Foundation, which created the future graduates summer tech internship program three years ago. The jobs are being touted as good for the firms, good for the city, and especially good for the young people doing the work.
Seventeen-year-old Miles Dittmann grew up near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. “It’s really quiet. A lot of nice people around,” he said.
After finishing his junior year at Mission High School, Miles is ready for a big challenge this summer. “I think it’s all going to be a learning experience. I’m going to be expanding my knowledge of technology and whatever else I’ll be working on.”
On Monday, Miles will start at tech company, Assurance Data, working under director of sales, Biff Clark. He says the company is “a cyber-security specialist. We deal with consultancy opportunities with companies, we sell cyber security solutions.”
Miles is one of 300 high school students who have been hooked up with paid internships through the San Francisco Police Foundation, 40 of which are in technology. “Teaching them, A- that they are valuable. Teaching the tech companies that there’s a huge untapped talent pool,” says Police Chief Greg Suhr. Read More and watch the video at KTVU.