Paid Summer Internship Program: Deadlines Extended

As the school year wraps up, high school graduates who don't have jobs and aren't heading to college have another option...they can take part in the Summer Internship program with CareerSource Palm Beach County.  

This program is open for those between the ages of 17 and 24 and aimed at providing paid work experience in several different business sectors.  

Local business owners get access to young men and women who are willing to learn and CareerSource covers the cost to pay them.  

The program runs for five weeks, beginning July 10th and interns are able to work up to 40 hours per week while being paid $8.10 per hour. 

Holly Carson, CareerSource's Director of Youth Programs says they've had more businesses sign up and there are 30 percent more slots available.  

"We've got a more diverse group of employers this year.  We have about 50 employers in Palm Beach County who've said 'We want an intern this summer', and that really calculates about 160 positions."

Among the employers that have already signed up are Hilton Singer Island, Pediatric Encology Support Team, Resource Depot and Walgreens.

Holly says many of the businesses offer jobs beyond the program, while others offer assistance in finding employment.

"We've had interns that if they don't get hired they'll get a great reference from that business and get hired elsewhere."

Deadlines have been extended for interns (May 26) and employers (May 19).  

Click Here for more information about the Internship program.

Click Here for an application for interns.

Click Here for an employer application.

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