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Internships & Digital Badges


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High school students in the Washington Unified School District can apply for summer internships with local employers in alignment with the school district’s ten Career Technical Education pathways. Pathways are sequences of courses that provide students with industry-specific knowledge and skills critical for successful employment in high-wage, high-demand careers. Eight-week paid summer internships offer real-world training for students, exposing them to career options and preparing them for entry-level jobs.

Internship Application Process

Information about available internships typically becomes available in March, so interested students should check with the River City High School College and Career Center at that time. Home Run staff and partners will assist students in applying for internships. Students must apply for and interview for open positions. Mandatory training in basic work etiquette and professionalism will be provided during the first week of work. 

Home Run Internship Basics

  • Eight week long summer internship;
  • Internships paid minimum wage;
  • Internships are 20-40 hours per week.

Internship Eligibility Requirements
  • 16 years or older; 
  • Completed 2 CTE courses in a pathway;
  • Complete Home Run internship training.
Previous Internship Providers
  • City of West Sacramento
  • Washington Unified School District
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • KJ2 Productions                                           
  • Computers 4 Kids
  • Health Education Council
  • West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento City River Cats
  • Center for Land Based Learning
  • Miyamoto International
  • Lenise's Cafe 
  • Wallace-Kuhl & Assoc.
  • California Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • And more!


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Digital badges provide online verification of a skill set or proficiency in a given subject area. They offer students a fun, engaging way to gain skills and knowledge that may not be demonstrated through traditional certificates like a high school diploma, and can help job applicants stand out from the crowd.

How it Works

The West Sacramento Home Run uses the LRNG platform for digital badges. With LRNG, students can earn badges in skills like conflict resolution, teamwork and critical thinking, or explore interests like game design, podcasting, coding and cooking. West Sacramento students can learn important workplace skills and begin earning these valuable “micro-credentials” right now! Just visit LRNG, create an account and start earning. 

West Sacramento students can also earn New World of Work (NWoW) Learner Badges at any time. These badges were developed by the California Community Colleges, and are based on NWoW's "Top 10" 21st Century Skills. To start earning badges, click the image below and scroll down to the "Learner Badges" section.

NWoW Learner Badges

The Home Run team will be working with the school district and local employers to develop more badges that students will earn as part of their internships. 

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