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Learn more about the Countywide Youth Bridges Program!

Program Overview

The Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) provides at-risk and disconnected youth with career exposure opportunities within the County of Los Angeles, and provides them with resources such as       supportive services and personal enrichment training that will help prepare them for future success. More  importantly, the CYBP will ultimately introduce youth to various career pathways within the  public sector.

CYBP provides meaningful career exposure within the County by offering a three-step program.

Countywide Youth Bridges Program

Who Qualifies?

Step 1 Youth@Work Internship Benefits

  • Receive up to 120 hours of paid work experience at the rate of $13.25/hour
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse County department
  • Potential long-term employment options

Step 2 Youth Worker Training Benefits

Youth who participate in the training program will receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary during the internship
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Technical job training and guidance on workplace behavior, competencies, individual responsibilities, and development of occupational skill sets.

Upon successful completion of their training, Youth Worker will be eligible to compete for permanent County positions.

How to Apply

To apply for the Youth Worker Training 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.

For the Step 1 Youth@Work Internship Program, please visit:


For the Step 2 Youth Worker Training Program, please visit:


Frequently Asked Questions

How did the Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) begin?

How did the Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) begin?Student Workers must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. They must also be enrolled in an accredited institution of learning, have a degree objective, work 30 hours per week during instruction period, and not exceed six years of continuous work a day.

Who is eligible to apply for CYBP and Youth Worker Training Program?


Enrollment in the Youth@Work Internship, is the first step for youth on the pathway to participate in the CYBP. The Youth@Work system, which funds the 120 hour paid internships in County departments, is instrumental to providing youth with an opportunity to participate in meaningful work with the County.

Youth are required to register with American Job Career Centers (AJCC)


Upon successful completion of the 120 hour Youth@Work Internship, all youth will be directed to apply for the Youth Worker Training Program. Youth will be guided and strongly encouraged to apply for other County positions, private sector employment, and/or continue their education through college or vocational school .

Can I apply for more than one Youth Worker Training position or specialty?

Yes; however, you will need to submit a separate application for each Youth Worker position or specialty you are applying for.

What benefits are Youth Worker Trainees entitled to?

The Youth Worker Training is a full-time temporary position which pays a competitive monthly salary and provides medical and dental benefits. Other Youth Worker benefits include, but are not limited to, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave.

Will I be required to undergo a background clearance prior to being hired as a Youth Worker?

Yes; you will be required to undergo a background check prior to your appointment.

Can I select a particular area in Los Angeles County where I would like to work?

Yes; Los Angeles County has employment opportunities located throughout the 88 cities within its boundaries. On your employment application, you can select several specific areas where you are willing to accept employment, or you can indicate that you are willing to work in any area.