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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.

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120-hour Work Experience


Youth Worker

12-Month County Job


Brighter Futures

Permanent Employment

Who Qualifies?

Step 1 Youth@Work Internship Benefits

  • Receive up to 120 hours of paid work experience at current minimum wage rate.
  • 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.

Step 1 Youth@Work Internship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Los Angeles County Resident
  • 17-24 years of age
  • Have the right to work in the U.S.
  • May be required to register for Selective Services, if male and 18 years of age and older
  • Other eligibility requirements may pertain depending on program funding
  • Applicants to the program are required to apply online:
Step 2 Youth Worker Training Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the CYBP Youth@Work Internship (step1) to qualify
  • Apply online @:
  • Take examination
  • Receive score based on exam results
  • Attend interview
  • Accept placement
Step 3 Better

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Apply to entry level positions that you may qualify for
  • Take examination
  • Receive score based on exam results
  • Attend interview
  • Accept placement

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?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.


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 .

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

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.

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

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.

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