CAREER DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Learn more about the Career Development Internship Program!
The goal of the Career Development Internship program is to expose transition-aged youth to opportunities within Los Angeles County and assist them in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to compete for full-time permanent positions. Interns are hired to assist in a variety of training assignments of typically 12 to 24 months varying in duration based on individual training requirements.
Career Development Internships are made available in one of four specialties:
- Office Support/Clerical Intern
- Information Technology/Technical Support
- Craft Support
- Heavy Maintenance and Operational Support
Applicants to the program must be currently enrolled in, or in completion of, the Department of Children and Family Services’ and/or Probation Department’s Independent Living Program. Those who are currently or were previously eligible for the Independent Living Program may also apply.
Interns who participate in the program will receive the following benefits:
- A full-time temporary position which pays a competitive salary
- Medical and dental benefits for the intern and his or her immediate family
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and bereavement leave.
- Life skills training and tools in preparation for a future with Los Angeles County as employed, engaged, and contributing citizens.
In the end, interns will be motivated, trained, and qualified employees capable of obtaining an entry-level position with County departments.
How to Apply
To apply for the Career Development Intern Program, simply create a Profile on the Los Angeles County online Job Application system by clicking below. You can search for open positions available through the program and submit an application for those you are interested in.
Frequently Asked Questions
How did the Career Development Intern Program begin?
Who is eligible to apply for the program?
Candidates under 18 must present a work permit at the time of appointment. Some positions may require applicants to meet specific age limitations at time of appointment. For example, interns in positions that require driving must be at least 18 years of age.
Can I apply for more than one Career Development Internship specialty?
Will I be required to undergo a background clearance prior to being hired as a Career Development Intern?
Will I be required to take a physical examination prior to being hired?
What Our Interns Say
“Being a part of this program has been a true blessing. I was offered an opportunity with an amazing department, who has welcomed me with great support and knowledge. I absolutely love what I do!”