Career Development/Employment Services

Santa Clara County Intern & Earn Program

Intern & Earn 1.0 - 8-week Internship

Intern & Earn 1.0 is an 8-week internship program for current and former foster youth, ages 16 – 24, residing in Santa Clara County. Youth have the opportunity to intern at County, Non-Profit, and Private Sector Worksites. Interns can work up to 30 hours per week, earning $18.75 per hour. Find out more information on the upcoming cohort dates and sign up on the Intern & Earn 1.0 Interest List
 

Intern & Earn 2.0 - 6-month Internship

Intern & Earn 2.0 is a 6-month internship program for current and former foster youth, ages 18 – 24, residing in Santa Clara County. Youth have the opportunity to intern at County, Non-Profit, and Private Sector Worksites. Interns can work up to 30 hours per week, earning $18.75 per hour. Find out more information on the upcoming cohort dates and sign up on the Intern & Earn 2.0 Interest List

 

Job Counseling

The Career Development Unit (CDU) supports Hub eligible young adults ages 15-24 with job prep, job search, and getting on a career path. Employment Counselors with experience and expertise in the areas of job coaching and career planning can provide participants with services such as assistance with job leads, help with completing applications, preparing resumes, and interview practice. CDU also provides mentorship and guidance, continuing to support participants once they are involved in training or on the job.

Career Development Unit Referral Form

County Employment for Foster Youth (CEFY) Program

CEFY Program offers current and former foster youth an opportunity to find jobs with Santa Clara County through a modified hiring process.

Eligibility criteria:

1)  Current or former foster youth, 

2) Ages 18-24, 

3) Have a good work ethic and strong references.

There are 42 entry level job classifications that youth are able to apply for. Click flyer to see all classifications.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for each job classification they apply for in order to be in the applicant pool for interviews.

The CEFY Liaison, Elena Márquez, will support youth with the job application process. For more details, info meetings are held the third Thursday of the month from  4pm – 5pm at Zoom Meeting: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/97250706742. Please email [email protected] to reserve a spot. 

Santa Clara County Student Intern Program

Student Interns help County staff perform their duties under supervision. The intern's tasks vary depending on the department they work for. They can be hired throughout the year based on the needs of the agency. 

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