LIPHF Logo + Group Photo Of Interns

"This internship deepened my passion for public health, and reinforced my commitment to pursuing a career in this field.” — Jordyn Bostick (2023 Cohort)

"I am leaving this internship more passionate and confident about my future endeavors as a lawyer, and am extremely grateful for the gift that has been this fellowship.” — Rohma Malik

Founded in 2022, the Live in Peace Hoover Fellow Program (LIPHF) is San Mateo County’s newest internship program. Sponsored by the County Executive’s Office and managed by the Human Resources Department, San Mateo County has officially partnered with Live in Peace (LIP) an East Palo Alto non-profit educational service provider who helps create pathways of success for at-risk youth in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. This program is designed to train and prepare at-risk youth ages 18 and up for their transition into workforce and help these young adults develop new skills and work experience.

 In partnership with LIP, San Mateo County provides up to 15 internship opportunities each summer. These students are selected to participate in an 8-week cohort working in different departments throughout San Mateo County. Each week there is a learning activity that is coordinated for the interns. At the end of the 8 weeks, students will attend a recognition ceremony at the completion of their internship.

Internship Information

  • Requirements:
    • 18 years or older
    • Must be a Live in Peace member
    • Must be referred by Live in Peace to participate
  • Components:
    • Welcome kickoff
    • Lunch and Learn sessions
    • Learning forums sessions
    • Recognition ceremony
  • Duration: 8 weeks (June - August)
  • Hours: flexible (20 to 30 hours per week)
  • Location: Throughout San Mateo County