SSMC strives to educate and support our youth to be part of creating a more sustainable world. This year we announced for the first time our Youth Sustainability Award and in April we hosted our second annual Youth for Climate Policy event. Today we’re thrilled to announce our 2024 SSMC Summer Intern Class!

This year, seven talented, experienced and passionate college students will learn about the world of policy research and community engagement while creating SSMC’s next set of innovative Ideas Bank solutions addressing critical environmental and social issues. Our interns will be focused on the issues San Mateo County cities have shared with us that are the most pressing for them, including electrification, batteries for EV chargers, streamlined permitting, rebate programs, affordable housing and more.

Here we introduce to you our new team members. As you can see, they are an impressive group. We are able to support this program through the generous donations of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the intern program, please contact us at

Stay tuned! We’ll be doing interviews and updates with our interns this summer so you can follow along with their work and be inspired from their experience! For the latest updates, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.