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 $17.50 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 $17.50 per hour. Find out more information on the upcoming cohort dates and sign up on the Intern & Earn 2.0 Interest List

Employment 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

Emancipated Foster Youth (EFY) Employment Program

CDU administers the Emancipated Foster Youth (EFY) Employment Program, which provides eligible candidates with opportunities for county employment. Applicants are supported through the process, from completing the application to accepting a job offer. Youth who have emancipated from the child welfare system can apply for up to 21 different entry level county jobs through a modified hiring process. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the jobs to be eligible for the applicant pool. To learn more about the EFY Employment Program, come to EFY information session to meet with an Employment Counselor who will support youth throughout the application process. EFY info session is held at the Hub on the last Tuesday of each month, 4:00-5:00pm. To reserve a spot, email [email protected].

Santa Clara County Student Intern Program

Student Interns assist professional and technical employees in the performance of their duties under close supervision. The intern's specific tasks vary depending on the Agency/Department to which they are assigned. Student interns can be used throughout the calendar year depending on the needs of the department.

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