County of Santa Clara Intern & Earn

The County of Santa Clara has internship opportunities for youth like you! Don’t wait to join one of our upcoming cohorts. Click here to register or refer!

  • Fall 2023 Cohort starts October 23, 2023

  • Summer 2024 Cohort starts June 17, 2024

Intern & Earn gives participants the opportunity to develop employment readiness skills and connect to job opportunities. Workshops are offered year-round on topics including how to complete job applications, interview techniques, resume development, financial education, social media do’s and don’ts, and exploring opportunities for post-secondary education. We also host hiring events and employer recruitments, featuring many youth-friendly employers. Youths that are receiving CalWORKs benefits (ages 16-18), CalFresh benefits (ages 16-22), and are current and former foster youth (ages 16-24) are eligible for year-round employment services.

Paid internships are available, and eligible youth will have the opportunity to be placed in an eight-week paid internship, working up to 30 hours per week and earning $18.50 per hour. Positions are available across the county, and interns will be placed in a position which aligns with their interests and career goals. Interns will receive support from an Employment Counselor, including guidance and coaching, with regular check-ins​.

Check out our Intern & Earn Flyer!

Interested in joining our next cohort? Intern & Earn is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Please call (408) 758-3797 to begin your application. If you would like information about other job opportunities, please view our Job Listings page by clicking here.

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