Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)

Youth Opportunity Program (YOP)

The SLAC Youth Opportunity Program is a ten-week employment program designed to give local entry-level students from low-income backgrounds exposure to the workplace while allowing them the opportunity to enhance their job skills. Since these jobs are full time, we are not able to accommodate students enrolled in summer school or other activities.

What Positions are Available?

In the past, the positions have included data entry, light industrial, maintenance, clerical, administration, finance and science related positions. Students must be 18 years old and will work in accordance with specific safety requirements.

What is the Selection Process?

SLAC partners with non-profit organizations such as Students Rising Above and the Peninsula College Fund to hire applicants that meet the eligibility criteria. Applications are filtered through these organizations and sent to the hiring managers for review and final selection. You will be contacted directly by the SLAC Intern Program Administrator if you are selected and a background check will be initiated. Applications will be accepted through the end of May. 


  • At least 18 years of age at the start of the program
  • Local Bay Area Resident
  • Low-income
  • First Generation College Student

How to Apply:

Opportunities will be posted starting May 2024 on our careers site: To view all YOP positions, please type “YOP” in the search box on our careers site. Please note, you must be referred from one of our partner organizations.

You may contact Rebecca Flores ( if you have any questions about the program.


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer.